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State Council Officers and Members

These are your Minnesota State Council Officers and Members for 2014

Executive Committee
Chapter Presidents
North Central Region, SHRM


Executive Committee
State Council Director Connie Larson, SPHR

Cliffs Natural Resources/United Taconite
PO Box 180
Eveleth, MN 55734
(W) 218.226.8375

State Council Director Elect Jamie Janezich North Homes Inc.
1880 River Road
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(218) 327-3000
Past-State Council Director Linda Besse

44342 Saukview Dr
Sauk Centre, MN  56378
(H) 320.761.3225 (C) 320.351.8985

Secretary/Treasurer Connie Ginsbach, SPHR  7508 W. 100th Street
Bloomington, MN 55438
(W) 952.946.1470
Communications/Technology Director Josh Rock

College Recruiter
2717 Ocarina Dr
Sauk Rapids, MN  56379
(C) 320.492.4044

Certification Director Laurie Pinther
Essentia Health
College Relations Director Shelley Robinson

Range Center
Chisholm, MN  55719
(218) 966-0517

Diversity Director Patricia Jesperson

Gallagher Benefit Service Inc.
3600 American Blvd W, Suite 500
Bloomington, MN  55431
(W) 952.356.0704

Diversity Liaison Kjirsten Mickesh

2239 Stone Creek Lane E
Chanhassen, MN  55317
(W) 612.280.2083

Foundation Director Della Ludwig

Pieper Whitaker & Bjork LLC
Albany, MN
(C) 320.248.6930

Legal Counsel Alec Beck 

Ford & Harrison LLP
225 S 6th St, Suite 3150
Minneapolis, MN  55402
(W) 612.486.1629

Legislative Director Larry Bourgerie, SPHR Bourgerie Consulting
1235 Yale Place, #603
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(W) 612.385.8399
Membership Director Joyce LeMay, SPHR Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
(W) 651.638.6276
Membership Liaison Karen Gureghian, SPHR HR Business Partners
16120 4th Avenue N.
Plymouth, MN 55447
(W) 763.473.0924
Professional Development Director Katie Jerde, PHR 1210 Donna Dr NW
Alexandria, MN 56308
(C) 320.491.1843
Risk Management Director Larry Vanden Plas, SPHR

Human Resource Technologies, Inc.
850 Emerald Court
New Brighton, MN 55112
(W) 651.788.3572

State Conference Director Julie Schulte

Sand Hospitality, LLC
336 So Tenth Ave
Waite Park, MN  56387
(W) 320.202.3106

State Conference Co-Director Open


Wellness Director Kim Savaria, PHR ECM Publishers, Inc.
4095 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(W) 763.712.2419
Workforce Readiness Director Kati Birhanzl

Affiliated Community Medical Centers
101 Wilmar Avenue SW
Willmar, MN  56201
(W) 320.441.5288

Workforce Readiness Liaison Patricia Brady

Ramsey County Workforce Development
2098 11th Avenue
North St. Paul, MN 55109
(W) 651.779.5651

Chapter Presidents
Arrowhead Human Resources Association Shelly Robinson

Range Center
Chisholm, MN  55719
(218) 966-0517

Central Minnesota SHRM Valerie Larkin

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
1542 Northway Drive - Door 2
St. Cloud, MN  56303
(W) 320.308.2924

Hiawatha Valley SHRM Stacie Hawkins

City of Red Wing
315 W 4th Street
Red Wing, MN  55066
(W) 651.385.3698 

Human Resource Professionals of Minnesota Cynthia Davies, SPHR

Meagher & Geer PLLP
33 South Sixth St - Suite 4400
Minneapolis, MN  55402
(W) 612.371.1314

Lake Country Human Resource Association Megan Smith

Lakeshirts, Inc.
750 Randolph Road
Detroit Lakes, MN  56501
(W) 218.844.3751

Lakes Area Human Resource Association Dawn Evans

D&D Exteriors
Brainerd, MN
(W) 218.820.2578

North Star SHRM Bruce Tyler, SPHR

Home Run Human Resources
15798 - 201st Avenue N.W.
Elk River, MN 55330
(W) 763.263.2655

Northland Human Resources Association Judy Aspling, SPHR

Charter Nex Films, Inc.
PO Box 277
Superior, WI  54880
(W) 715.395.8258

Rochester HR Association Emmy McCoy

Bear Creek Services, Inc.
3108 Hwy 52N
Rochester, MN  55901
(W) 507.252.4692

South Central SHRM Misty Gasset, SPHR Federated Insurance
121 East Park Square
Owatonna, MN  55060
(W) 507.455.7855
South Minnesota Area HRA Amy Ites

Rasmussen College - Mankato Camus
130 St. Andrews Drive
Mankato, MN  56001
(W) 507.385.6818

Southwest Human Resource Association                            Elizabeth Johnson

SW/WC Service Cooperative
1420 E College Dr
Marshall, MN 56258
(W) 507.537.2242

Twin Cities HRA Melanie Olsen
St. Paul, MN  55144
(W) 651.736.5992
West Central MN SHRM   Amy Jahner

Spartan Staffing
507 22nd Ave E
Alexandria, MN  56308
(W) 320.762.2001

Winona Area SHRM Rhonda Spece

Good Shepherd Lutheran Services
800 Home Street, P.O. Box 747
Rushford, MN  55971
(W) 507.864.7714

North Central Region, SHRM
Field Service Director, North Central Region Nancy Conway, SPHR 3900 Old Cheney Rd., #201-313
Lincoln, NE 68516
(W) 877.283.7476 Ext. 6455
Regional Administrator, North Central Region Kristine Hofmann 1800 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-3499
(W) 800.283.7476, X6082



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