Board of Directors

About the Board

The Board of Directors of the SHRM-Memphis Chapter provides leadership for the chapter's activities, legal and financial responsibilities, as well as our affiliation compliance to the SHRM National organization.

The board sets goals and carries out specific plans for the Memphis chapter, while operating responsibly within our fiscal budget. Of our responsibilities, it is the goal of our chapter board to ensure we provide quality programming that benefits the professional development needs of our members. The board is designed to serve the HR Professionals of Memphis, to advance the HR Profession in Memphis.

General Responsibilities

Thank you for your interest in becoming involved in your local SHRM chapter. Each Board position has a specific position description. However, here are some general requirements that should be considered before deciding to run for office.

  • Be an active Board member. This includes attending chapter meetings and board meetings. It also includes being prepared for Board meetings, asking critical questions, and helping the Board come to agreement in making decisions that affect chapter membership.

  • Know or build your knowledge about your chapter, SHRM, and its governing bylaws. Learn about SHRM and its role with your chapter. The SHRM Leaders Guide is available online in the Volunteer Leaders’ Resource Center (VLRC) to assist you.

  • Stay informed of trends in the field of human resources and timely issues affecting your chapter.

  • Abstain from activities that may appear to create a conflict of interest. Follow the SHRM Code of Ethical and Professional Standards in Human Resource Management.

  • Be willing to provide contacts and resources to help your chapter grow and develop as an organization.

  • Maintain confidentiality, as appropriate, of chapter Board issues and membership data.

  • Be a chapter member in good standing. 

Ambassador Chair
Cerita Butler
Shelby County Schools
Ambassador Chair
Pamela Floyd
Comfort Keepers
VP Hospitality
Chris Van Hekken
Summerfield Associates, Inc
VP Hospitality
Beverly Washington
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
College Relations Chair
Dennis T Stegall
City of Memphis
e-mail: collegerelations@shrm-memphis.org
Community Outreach Chair
David Dufour
The Bank of Fayette County
e-mail: communityoutreach@shrm-memphis.org
Legal Conference Co-Chair
Jeff Weintraub
Fisher Phillips
Member Engagement Chair 
Sharon O'Brien
National Guard Products, Inc.
Membership Chair
Catrenia Evans
President
Verlinda J Henning, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
FaithPeople Memphis
e-mail: President@shrm-memphis.org
President-Elect
Brigette B Wilson
Save the Children
e-mail: president-elect@shrm-memphis.org
Professional Development Chair
Trina Brown Hyman
Habitat for Humanity for Greater Memphis
e-mail: profdevelopment@shrm-memphis.org
Programs Chair
Kati Thomas Steele
e-mail: programs@shrm-memphis.org
Secretary
Jennifer Bernero, Sales and Business Development
Patrick Payroll
e-mail: secretary@shrm-memphis.org
Treasurer
David Estel
Data Facts, Inc
e-mail: treasurer@shrm-memphis.org
Vendor Relations Co - Chair
Nancye Claxton
ProTech
Vendor Relations Co - Chair
Beth Hisaw
ProTech Systems Group
VP Communications
Andrea L. Bowles
Memphis Small Biz
e-mail: vpcommunications@shrm-memphis.org
VP Diversity and Inclusion
Patricia A. Myers
Workforce Investment Network
e-mail: diversity@shrm-memphis.org
VP Membership
Randy S Lyles
National Guard Products, Inc
e-mail: membership@shrm-memphis.org
VP Programs 
Dale Harris
Dealer Track Technologies
e-mail: programs@shrm-memphis.org
VP Programs 
 Dr. Kathy Tuberville
University of Memphis
e-mail: programs@shrm-memphis.org
VP Workforce Development
Robyn Jonston
Memphis Public Libraries-JobLINC
e-mail: workforcedev@shrm-memphis.org
Workforce Development Chair
Sonja Walton
Job Corps