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August 2016Present

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Southern Research

Strategic partnership with Leadership to create an engaged employee environment and successful talent management initiatives which coincides with the vision and mission of the company.

  • Implemented an integrated talent management solution system which included performance management, succession planning, applicant tracking, on-boarding, compensation and learning management.
  • Represent Human Resources at Leadership meetings and participate in business strategy and operations discussions.
  • Ensure the proper execution of all organizational talent practices, procedures, and policies.
  • Drive an integrated talent strategy to identify talent at all levels and ensure robust development planning.
  • Built an organizational strategic talent plan including an overview of current talent and gaps as well as future requirements.
  • Coach designated leaders through change management, employee relations issues, performance management, and organizational development matters.
  • Interpret and drive departmental action planning as a result of employee engagement surveys, facility “temperature” checks, and informal sensing and plan actions with leaders.
July 2011August 2016

Human Resources/ Talent Manager

Outokumpu Stainless

Responsible for the management of the organizational development and employee relations initiatives for over 900 employees.

  • Maintain open communication with hiring managers and executives in reference to organizational development and structure.
  • Structured and implemented company’s formal e-Learning platform, electronic performance review program for hourly associates, and formal applicant tracking system.
  • Implemented programs to maximize team member development and minimize training downtime: Computer Based Training Program (CBT), Level Equivalency Exemption Program (LEEP), Co-Op/ Internship/ Summer Student Program, and New Hire Database for minimizing new hire paperwork.
  • Play a key role in various employee relations initiatives with hourly and salaried employees.
  • Assist in labor union avoidance strategies to discourage plant unionization.
  • Direct and administer $5 million training budget subsidized through the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) program.
  • Lead groups in the development of training manuals, multimedia visual aids, and other educational materials.
  • Oversee and administer Developmental Engineering and Maintenance Apprenticeship Programs.
  • Responsible for development programs in compliance with OSHA and ANSI Standards.
  • Negotiate salary and benefit offers along with sign on packages for exempt level executives.
  • Write and attained job descriptions across all levels of employment.
  • Manage weekly matrices with regards to headcount reports, hiring updates, and development statistics.
May 2008May 2011

Assistant Vice President, Sr Recruiter

BBVA Compass

Responsible for the development of strategic relationships with various lines of business throughout organization.

  • Coordinate strategic planning sessions with management to determine workforce growth of lines of business.
  • Responsible for building collaborative relationships to determine top talent skill sets.
  • Partner with Quality Management Team to develop and administer training courses for management staff.
  • Establish and maintain constant working relationships with outside vendors for external recruiting needs.
  • Developed personal New Hire Access database to streamline on-boarding processes.
  • Conceptualized and directed a Centralized Recruiting Structure for Retail Branch line of business.
  • Served as Employee Relations liaison for lines of business supported.
  • Managed efforts to promote BBVA Compass through various career fair venues.
  • Streamlined the New Associate Orientation through the use of various internet based communication channels.
Jul 2006May 2008

Executive Recruiter


Developed, maintained, and enhanced recruiting and associate relations efforts over an 8 state footprint.

  • Developed and maintained effective working relationships with all levels of company management.
  • Cultivated relationships with employment agencies, universities, and other recruitment sources that engaged top talent.
  • Associate Relations liaison for management and associates in Mortgage Division.
  • Structured and negotiated compensation packages to ensure profitability to organization.
  • Coordinated New Associate Orientation efforts.

Branch Administration

First Community Bank

Responsible for initiating sales structure to small community financial institution.

  • Coordinated recruiting, training, and continuing education efforts for staff of 88 associates.
  • Acted as liaison between staff and Human Resources in trouble shooting Associate Relation issues.
  • Managed work flow for monthly reporting of all analytics in banking community.
  • Interacted with Underwriters, Counsel, and Servicing Agents to facilitate deal closing and document accuracy.
  • Conducted extensive market analysis of Baldwin County area for possible de novo opportunities.

Financial Center Manager

SouthTrust/ Wells Fargo

Accountable for the overall activities of a financial center in order to maximize sales, service quality, marketing, staffing, and financial goals.

  • Coordinated staffing, training, and evaluation efforts for corporate financial institution.
  • Responsible for $6.5 million dollars in average annual loan closings.
  • Generated over $500,000 average in quarterly annuity sales.
  • Managed sales production of 12 sales associates.

Branch Assistant

Amsouth/ Regions

Provided an exceptional client experience while assisting and supporting all aspects of sales and service related activities in financial center.

  • Developed, maintained, and expanded personal and business client relationships by providing financial solutions through consultative conversations and teleconsulting.
  • Achieved 100% service performance ratings through Gallup polls.
  • Supported company goals through teamwork and effective sales plans using Cohen-Brown sales processes.



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Feb 2017Present


Society of Human Resource Management

Senior Certified Professional

Jan 2009Aug 2011

Certificate of Mediation/ Conflict Resolution

Abilene Christian University
Mar 2011Mar 2013

Certified Internet Recruiter

AIRS Training Institute
Mar 2011Mar 2013

Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter

AIRS Training Institute