Board of Directors

Forrest Cook | President

Senior Consultant with S.S. Nesbitt & Company
Phone: 205-262-4809

Provides leadership to the local chapter consistent with state, regional, and SHRM policies, strategies and objectives. Effectively operates the chapter so needs of the members are met and goals adhered to.

Rena Ramsey | President Elect

Senior VP Human Resources with Regions Bank
Phone: 205-264-4518

Assists the President in overseeing all the activities of the chapter. Absent the President, the President Elect will perform all the presidential responsibilities.

Dawn Burke | Immediate Past President

VP of People with Daxko
Phone: 205-802-1247

Advises the President and other officers and members of the Board of Directors regarding past practices, general operations, and other matters to assist in the smooth operation of the chapter.

Concetta Lewis | Finance

HR Ambassador with Fetch
Phone: 205-510-2663

FINANCE: Acts as financial officer and advisor to chapter board of directors. Responsible for all chapter financial transactions, including submitting membership dues.  Prepares reports and communicates key financial data to the Board and membership, as appropriate.  Ensures appropriate level of cash reserves is maintained.   Ensures forms and information with are appropriately filed with IRS, SHRM and other required entities.

Tracy Neeley | Member Services

Personnel Manager with Alabama Public Television
Phone: 205-451-0134

MEMBERSHIP: Manages the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in new and retained chapter memberships.  Develops and implements ongoing campaigns to attract new members.  Welcomes new members into the chapter.  Tracks and monitors the new member experience.  Monitors participation of current members, pending membership expirations and lapsed memberships.  Recommends solutions and takes action to preserve memberships. 

Chris Winchester | Certification

Compensation Manager with ALTEC
Phone:  205-980-6974

CERTIFICATION: Manages all aspects of certification classes including instructor recruitment.  Encourages members to become certified and recertified. Increases the number of chapter members who are certified HR Professionals. Promotes events with SHRM and HRCI recertification credits.

Derek Conrad Brown | Programs

Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch
Phone:  (256) 239-6034

PROGRAMMING: Execute and/or develop quality speakers for seminars, workshops and other professional development opportunities for the chapter membership. Coordinates arrangements and handles provisions for certification credits, etc.

Barry Smith | College Relations/Workforce Readiness

Branch Manager with Manpower
Phone:  (205) 823-2765

COLLEGE RELATIONS/WORKFORCE: Manages the relationship with existing Student Chapters including participation in SHRM/ALSHRM education contests and leadership programs, scholarship programs, internship and mentor programs. Assists students with career advice and networking opportunities. Workforce Readiness monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis local activities concerning workforce readiness issues.  Plans and encourages chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena. Develops and responds to requests from the community for consultations in the area of workforce planning, employment strategies and career assistance

Cheryl Hill | Governance and Foundation

HR Consultant with Human Resource Management
Phone: (727) 252-6339

GOVERNANCE AND FOUNDATION: Educates, promotes, and represents the interests of the SHRM Foundation and its activities to the chapter membership.  Leads fundraising efforts.  Maintains Bylaws and operating procedures. Administers nomination and election process.

Kimberly Ward | Legislative/Legal

Associate with Jackson Lewis
Phone: 205-332-3100

LEGISLATIVE: Plans and implements annual Legislative Update workshop.  Coordinates with ALSHRM Legislative Director, an annual visit to The Hill, and reports results to membership.  Monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. Periodically presents key changes or important to know information to membership.

Beth Wolfe | Communications

Talent Acquisition Specialist with Daxko
Phone: 205-332-3077

COMMUNICATIONS: Responsible for promoting BSHRM brand, creating monthly newsletter, managing and maintaining the website and social media pages. Designs promotion and other materials for chapter activities.

Chance Hallmark | Sponsorship

VP Membership Development with America’s First Credit Union
Phone:  (205) 320-4054

SPONSORSHIP: Identifies and acquires sponsors for BSHRM meetings and events in return for an opportunity to promote their product or service to members. Builds relationships and satisfaction among current and potentially new sponsors.

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