Barb is degreed in Human Resource Management and earned both her SPHR and SHRM-SCP. She is a respected business leader with solid experience in strategic and tactical best practices in implementing human resource systems designed to enhance profitability and meet business objectives. She has a track record of leading teams and managing projects designed to improve performance, enhance employee ownership, increase employee retention, and reduce benefit costs. Barb has a demonstrated commitment to creating a work environment that reflects fairness, values diversity, balances employee trust with business needs, and utilizes the strengths of human capital to enhance business results.
Brenda brings over 16 years’ experience as a seasoned professional in human resources focused on designing and administering culture-shaping human resources programs spanning in talent acquisition, on-boarding, HR compliance & policies, performance management, employee relations and corrective counseling. Proven track record currently at Employers Resource Association delivering superior HR expertise, resources, and services. And formerly a HR Manager at a successful publishing & media company and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry with several rotations of increasing leadership responsibility at the world’s largest biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Her leadership experience includes roles across specialty and primary commercial sales, commercial domestic, international, and corporate training, leadership development, global field sales operations and human resource management. Clients enjoy her approachability, customer engagement skills and sharp identification of roadblocks impacting leadership performance. As a coach and workshop leader, she utilizes her excellent communication, emotional intelligence, and facilitation skills to develop high and/or underperforming employees. Brenda received her MBA at the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She received her B.S. in Biology and a Minor in Chemistry from State University of New York at Plattsburgh and University of Liverpool at Chester College, Chester England. She lives in Powell, Ohio with her husband and four sons.
James McDonough - James brings over 30 years of human resources experience in the Aviation, Medical Product, and Information Technology business segments with General Electric and Hill-Rom. In addition to supporting engineering, commercial, and technology functions, his deepest areas of expertise are providing HR leadership in P&L and supply chain operations. He is also a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and experience in Lean methodology. Over the course of his career, he has held roles of increasing responsibility as an HR Business Partner. His focus is in the areas of HR strategy; talent development, including talent management planning, succession, and development action planning; performance management; leadership coaching; talent assessment; and organizational design. In addition, he has extensive experience in change management and culture shaping, and is highly passionate about driving a culture of employee engagement and positive employee relations. James has a balanced mix of developing and delivering pragmatic HR strategic initiatives to achieve business objectives. He has a customer centric mindset and will jump right into 'roll-up the selves' - hands-on execution. He received his Masters in Business Administration at Xavier University and Bachelor of Science at Cornell University.
Jayne Williamson has some 20+ years' experience in human resources and talent management in a variety of industries, including but not limited to production (wholesale/retail, i.e., woodworking), social services, healthcare (acute care, consumer and pharmaceuticals testing), financial lending, manufacturing, distribution and logistics, to name a few! She holds a BS in Human Resources Management from Trinity and has been with Employers Resource Association since 2016. In 2003 Jayne launched JLW Enterprises, an owner operated talent management recruiting consulting business that networks with local professionals to provide specialized areas of HR expertise to client companies. Jayne is a business writer by trade having been responsible for crafting policies and procedures, writing training material for technical and soft skills, as well as editor for newsletters, web content and advertising brochures and publications. Her early work in fashion, featured in high profile publications like Mademoiselle, Vogue, Women's Wear Daily and Cosmo led her to transition to business writing for small companies. She was a private label ghostwriter for Victoria's Secret, JC Penneys, and specialty stores in Los Angeles and New York.
Lea Anne Broseus
Lea Anne is a Human Resource professional with over 20 years' experience managing teams. She is known for employee development, performance management, sales training, coaching, training creation, design and delivery. Her greatest success is guiding employees to reach new heights through process improvement, collaboration and empowerment. She provides sound support regarding sensitive HR issues and employee development; demonstrating the ability to balance representing management to staff and being an advocate on the staff's behalf with leadership. Most of Lea Anne's career experience is from the financial services industry. She earned a Bachelors of Science Business Administration from The Ohio State University with a double major in Finance and Economics. She currently holds a SHRM-SCP.
Michelle Biagi is an innovative, solution-oriented, Human Resources professional with over 20 years of experience in a variety of businesses, including manufacturing, service, and education. Michelle is adept at quickly ascertaining the best solution for business and employee issues. Her passion is leading employee roundtables and providing feedback to leadership teams to become Employers of Choice. She enjoys coaching managers on employee relations matters, communication, progressive discipline and relationship management. She has been employed by ERA for more than three years in a consulting role and her assignments have varied from special projects to being the sole HR person in the organization. Michelle earned a BBA in Human Resource Management from Ohio University and a Master of Business Degree from The University of Toledo, with a specialization in Human Resources.