Congratulations to LakeNormanHR for receiving the North Carolina State Council's Crown Award! 

This annual recognition program honors the highest achievement in chapter development and contributions that Advance the Profession and Serve the Professional.

Upcoming LakeNormanHR Programs:

November 19: Workforce of the Future and the Value of Humans

with Dr. Cheryl Richards

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

We all have benefited from the growing impact of robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and “Big Data” on everyday life. However, while society continues to invest in automation and machine capabilities, jobs are being replaced by technology, and the headcount at many companies is dropping. 

How can humans stay relevant in this fast-changing work environment? 

By leveraging our unique cognitive capacities—the ones that only humans possess—, we can create new value in the workplace, where machines and technology are actually not our enemies. After all, Artificial Intelligence is still artificial and humanity will prevail us as masters of a technological world.

Lunch Meeting:

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC


More About Our Speaker:

Dr. Cheryl Richards oversees Northeastern University Charlotte which offers more than 50 programs including bachelors, masters, doctorates and certificates. She recently launched the university’s Corporate Talent Solutions providing customized solutions for employee learning & professional development.

Dr. Richards has been honored as a Most Admired CEO, Smart CEO’s Brava Award, twice as one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women and in 2014 was named Woman of the Year. The Charlotte Business Journal has recognized her as a 40 Under Forty leader and a Top 25 Women in Business. A frequent presenter and speaker, she has guest hosted Carolina Business Review and appeared in BizWomen’s national webcast.

We will have a 50/50 Raffle with all donations going to the SHRM Foundation at the meeting. Selling tickets - $1 for one ticket and $5 for 6 tickets.

Thank you to our November Meeting Sponsor!


December 10:  Leveraging Business Resilience from an HR Perspective

with Vanessa Mathews

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

The headlines tell us we live in an Era of Uncertainty, due to global warming, cyber threats, and a rapidly changing political climate. How do you leverage the inter-discipline of Business Resilience from a human resources perspective? From talent and acquisition, diversity and inclusion, recruiting, and much more, HR professionals are on the front line of managing risks and mitigating crises. This lunch program will explore best practices to achieve true resiliency and ensure you have the right seats, with the right people, doing the right things. 

Lunch Meeting:

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Flywheel Coworking @The Jay Hurt Hub

210 Delburg Street

Davidson, NC


More About Our Speaker:

Vanessa Mathews, Founder & Chief Resilience Officer of Asfalis Advisors, which focuses on helping clients at risk, or actively in crisis, to protect their employees, companies, and reputations. Mathews’ experience with Fortune 500 brands such as, Lowe’s Companies and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, wherein she implemented resilience programs for $50 billion businesses that impacted over 16 million customers globally, gives her a unique depth of knowledge to offer Asfalis clients. She was the first woman in Georgia to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Savannah State University and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. 


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!


Is it 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:

SHRM Veterans at Work Certificate                           

Give back by learning how to attract, hire and retain talented veterans with this FREE program! All are invited to register and earn 10 professional development credits (PDCs) toward their SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP recertification

           Register HERE

Aug. 6, 2019 | 2 pm ET

Maximize 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.



Addressing Aging Workforce Issues

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

    Employing Veterans:  Digital Toolkit                                      

Proactive and well-informed employment practices targeted at attracting, hiring and retaining veterans can mitigate challenges faced by employers and veterans. This 5-step toolkit provides no-cost, high-quality resources to HR professionals to help you lead and manage efforts to engage and integrate veterans into your workforce.  Click HERE to learn more.


2019 LKNHR Board Members:


Brandy Reese, SHRM-SCP, President

Kelly Corn,SPHR,  Secretary

Gretchen Blevins,SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Treasurer

Mike Mosher, Education & Programs

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

Stacy Wood, Government Affairs

Anna Bracco,GPHR/Rachel Brumfield, Co-Sponsorships 

Britney Ross, SHRM-CP, 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 & NCSHRM Director

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

Connecting, Navigating, Leading

Congratulations to LakeNormanHR for receiving the Pinnacle Award from SHRM!










Special Thanks to Our LKNHR Business Partner Sponsors!