Congratulations to LakeNormanHR for receiving the Pinnacle Award from SHRM!



Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:


February 19: Flexible Professional Workforce:  Making Work Work!

with Sue Cosmai from Ingersoll Rand

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!


The world of work is changing. People are increasingly looking for non-traditional ways to grow their careers while adapting to life's changing needs. Ingersoll Rand supports creative solutions that meet business and employee needs allowing the organization to leverage the skills and capabilities of part-time workers, retirees and external networks of talent. 

We are redefining what progressive, flexible work arrangements look like at Ingersoll Rand. Come learn about our best practices and ways you can apply in your organization!


Lunch Meeting:


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub 

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC











More About Our Speaker:

Susan Cosmai currently serves as the Global Process Owner, Flexible Professional Workforce at Ingersoll Rand where she leads the global effort to develop and deliver flexible programs around alternative work arrangements, independent professionals, retiree and part-time opportunities. She is a Human Resources leader with over 18 years of expertise in building organizational strategy and capability. Her broader expertise includes organizational design and team effectiveness, talent management, total rewards, operational excellence and engagement. She has experience in global industries including hospitality, telecommunications and industrial businesses. Susan previously held HR and general management roles with Motorola, Marriott and Hyatt.  She holds master’s degrees in both HR and labor and employment relations from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and earned her bachelor of science degree in HR from the University of Delaware.

Thank you to our monthly meeting sponsor! 

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March 19: Activating Talent to Drive Optimal Performance

with Nikki Millis Stumpf from the Marcus Buckingham Company

Program valid for 1 PDC for SHRM-CP and HRCI recertification!

Join us for an interactive session on discovering your unique competitive advantage.  Learn how the best leaders activate talent within organizations through a strengths lens to drive reliable, extraordinary business outcomes.  By leaning on individual strengths and scaling practices across your organization to create stronger teams, your employees will be more engaged, feel more purposeful in their work, and the organization experiences substantial results.  In today’s competitive marketplace, paired with low unemployment rates, come explore the competitive differentiation for HR from managing talent to activating it!

Lunch Meeting:

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC

More About Our Speaker:

With a focus and passion on Talent Strategy, Nikki works with organizations to optimize performance and engagement. Guiding organizations and leaders on redefining people strategy through a strengths lens and reliably measuring results gives organizations a competitive edge in the radically changing world of work. A talent leader across multiple industries, Nikki has real world expertise in all facets of HR including organizational performance, leadership development, executive/C-Suite talent planning, recruitment, HR technology solutions and organizational talent management. From Six Sigma practices in manufacturing to agile methodologies in technology development, Nikki has proven ability to work with diverse leaders, corporate cultures, and teams to achieve high performance. Nikki holds an MBA from Winthrop University. Her HR experience coupled with acumen in business and finance have facilitated her dedication to making Human Resources a strategic business partner within organizations.



Start a Conversation:

SHRM is kicking off a global conversation about three of the most critical issues that have real-life impact on employees and employers every day: closing the skills gap, getting business immigration right and addressing workplace harassment.  Check out this video from SHRM’s CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. and join the conversation on social using #wearework!


It's time to renew your LakeNormanHR annual membership!

LakeNormanHR is the newest SHRM chapter in North Carolina in over 20 years and we hope that you'll consider becoming a full-time member! At LKNHR, you can customize your membership with several options, including a unique opportunity to participate not only in LKNHR, but in other area local SHRM chapter events.      

  • Option #1 (LKNHR FLEX) - I’m a SHRM member and I want it ALL!!
  • Option #2 (LKNHR FULL) - I want to be a LKNHR chapter member EXCLUSIVELY!  Pick one of 3 options  below based on your national SHRM membership level or HR professional status:
  • Option #3 (LKNHR BASIC) - I want to be a member of LKNHR and participate only when my schedule allows:

Whatever option you choose,your membership begins the day you join and runs for 365 days!



Important SHRM chapter designation information for LKNHR members!

National SHRM members, please designate LakeNormanHR, Inc. as your local SHRM affilliate chapter (Chapter #0756).  Here's why: LKNHR receives support from SHRM based on how many LKNHR National SHRM members designate us as their local chapter. The more support LakeNormanHR receives from SHRM, the more benefits are passed on to you. For LKNHR to remain as an affiliate SHRM chapter, at least 50% of our members must be national SHRM members. Your support can help us achieve these two goals. Just click HERE and complete the online form. It's that easy!


                                                                Click HERE for copies of previous LKNHR program presentations.

Other HR Programs of Interest:

June 23 -26, 2019: SHRM Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV                                                     


September 25-27, 2019: NCSHRM 2019 State Conference in Hickory, NC                        

Sponsored by LKNHR, IHRA, and Catawba Valley SHRM

Please click HERE to register and get more information.  Super Saver Pricing good through 3/31/19!

Carolina Grant is now Available!

The Maximize Carolina Sector grants help finance collaborative projects to address skills gaps and other workforce challenges in robust and emerging industry sectors, including information technology, energy, advanced manufacturing, environmental sustainability, aerospace, defense, analytics, industrial maintenance, healthcare, and hospitality/tourism.

These grants can be used to address challenges such as applicants lacking specific skills, lack of sector brand awareness, work-based learning opportunities for workers or students, and various other applicant pipeline challenges.

For more information, click HERE.




The SHRM Foundation has created resources you need to address aging workforce issues in your organization.  Click HERE for more information.


2019 LKNHR Board Members:


Brandy Reese, SHRM-SCP, President-Elect

Kelly Corn / Nancy Hall, Co-Secretaries

Gretchen Blevins,SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Treasurer

Mike Mosher Education & Programs

Victoria Roth, SHRM-SCP, SPHR/Katie Sens, SHRM-CP, PHR, Co-Membership & Retention

Stacy Wood, Government Affairs

Anna Bracco/Rachel Brumfield, Co-Sponsorships 

Britney Ross, SHRM-CP/David Koster, Co-Communications

Leigh Coble, SHRM-CP, PHR, Workforce Readiness & SHRM Foundation

Sarah Everhart, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Dawn Rogers, SHRM-CP, PHR, Past President

Bill Crigger, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Past President

Larry Valenti, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, Advisor & SHRM NC Director


Jeff Luttrell, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, SHRM Southeast Region Director

Connecting, Navigating, Leading









Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors!