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Chapter 151

Member Testimonials

Wonder why HR professionals choose Mid-Florida SHRM as their SHRM Chapter? 

Enjoy some testimonials below from some of our chapter members. 

If you would like to submit a testimonial for the website, please contact a Chapter Board Member.

"The local Mid-Florida SHRM chapter has provided me with the opportunity to connect and network with other Human Resource Professionals where I might not otherwise have been able to do so.  We have been able to share best practices and even job opportunities. I have been fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of serving on the board the last several years. Being that I am still fairly young in my career this has given me the opportunity to develop my leadership skills which will help me both professionally and personally. I am looking forward to many more successful years with the chapter!" 

Crystal Bryant, SPHR - Human Resources Manager, Mosaic Fertilizer LLC

"Volunteering to serve on the MFSHRM Board stretches me to do more than the day-to-day requirements of my job which will enhance my leadership and time management skills. I look forward to working with a group of successful, positive and highly motivated HR professionals; as well as, supporting an organization which I have been affiliated with for many years." 

- Iva J. Turner - HR/IT Director, Clerk of Courts, Polk County, Florida

"Being a member of Mid Florida SHRM is a great way to stay connected with other professionals in our community who face similar HR challenges. It creates opportunities to share ideas and/or identify resources. For those of us who need HRCI certification credits, Mid Florida SHRM continues to provide excellent educational programs at our monthly meetings. I value my Mid Florida SHRM membership and look at it as an investment in my continuing professional development. Where else can you find high quality programs, great resources, and lasting professional relationships!"

- Cathy Roberts, SPHR - Director of Employee Relations, Lakeland Regional Health

“Having been in HR for many years, I don’t often find myself in a situation in which I am confused about the answer to an issue. However, I recently found myself in a situation where I knew the answer, but was unable to convince the party receiving it that they needed to accept it. They wanted to see it “written in stone” where laws intersect and HR knowledge and common practice take over. I decided to reach out to the MFSHRM team via a group email and in no time at all I had a dozen responses offering statutes, explanatory approaches, alternative methods of delivery, etc. The responses came from members I’ve known well for many years as well as those with whom I’m not as well acquainted. Using everyone’s input, I formulated a response that apparently satisfied my party enough to allow them to accept my answer without further issue. Teamwork and the value of almost immediate access to many, many years of knowledge and experience saved the day.”

- Ellen Thielen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - Human Resources Manager, Joyson Safety Systems

"Mid Florida SHRM is an invaluable and convenient resource for substantive and credentialed educational presentations and meaningful networking. I cannot imagine being in the human resource industry in central Florida without being involved with this great organization. I have also found great fulfillment in being involved in a leadership position and would urge everyone to get as involved as your schedule will allow."

- J. Lenora Bresler, J.D., SPHR, ASC - Bresler Training and Consulting

"This chapter has provided me with both professional and personal growth. Professionally, I have obtained my SPHR and SHRM-SCP while a member of this chapter using the certification resources available to me as a member. Personally, I have connected with such a great group of HR professionals who inspire and encourage me in my career. It is a great chapter!"

- Dustin Shay, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CSC - Account Manager, Rita Staffing



Mid-Florida SHRM

3616 Harden Blvd, #217

Lakeland, FL 33803

Chapter #151


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