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Executive Board

    Reba Phillips, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and President, Metro East Illinois - SHRM

    Reba is an agile, energetic, results-driven total rewards professional with deep expertise and proven success in the assessment, design, and delivery of optimal solutions to drive winning business results.  Possessing complete mastery in all areas of total rewards, she has produced successful solutions in the healthcare, professional services, technology, gaming, federal contracting, and commercial construction industries.  Reba is an effective communicator and collaborative business partner, adept at implementing business objectives from design to completion, building functions from the ground up, and cultivating productive partnerships with C-Suite executives, operational leadership, and boards of directors.  Reba is currently employed with BJC Healthcare as the Director of Compensation and Benefits.

    Education:  Bachelors of Music and Piano Performance, Florida State University

     

    Laura Miller, PHR, SHRM-CP and Past-President for Metro East Illinois – SHRM (Also serving as SHRM Membership Director for ILSHRM)

    Laura Miller is currently a Sr. HR Client Consultant with Ameren, the largest public utility in Missouri and second largest in the state of Illinois. She is responsible for internal investigations, HR compliance, and corporate initiatives. Prior to her role at Ameren Laura worked as an HR Manager in the trucking and catering industries. She also performed college recruiting for Disney. Laura holds a bachelor's degree from SIU and a master's degree from Webster University. She is also certified as a SHRM-CP and PHR.

    Laura was the founding president of MEI-SHRM, Metro East Illinois-SHRM and is currently the Director of Membership for Illinois SHRM.

    In her time off Laura works as a group fitness instructor at Gold's Gym, the McKendree Metro Rec Plex, and SkyZone. She is certified to teach Les Mills BodyCombat, Les Mills BodyFlow, Les Mills BodyPump, Les Mills GRIT, Pound Fitness, and Cycling. Laura also sings soprano in her local church choir.

    Laura has resides in Lebanon with her husband Nick, her son Maxwell, and their four adopted animals.

     @LauraMillerTime

     www.linkedin.com/in/laurakoellingmiller

     

    Connie Turner, SPHR and Treasurer for Metro East Illinois – SHRM

    Connie recently retired from her position as Vice President, Human Resources for Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits, a mutual company uniquely focused on the floral industry.  She has graciously agreed to continue her support of the chapter by serving as Treasurer. Connie's expertiese covers all aspects of Human Resources management including talent acquisition and retention, compensation and benefits, performance management, employment related regulatory compliance, staff development and payroll.

    Education:  BSBA Business Administration, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville with graduate studies in Human Resources Management from Webster University

     

    Cheryl Hertfelder, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP and Secretary for Metro East Illinois - SHRM

    A senior advisor in the field of HR for Oblate Service Corporation d/b/a The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Cheryl serves as a cross-functional leader with core competencies iin the areas of organizational development, recruiting, compensation & benefits, policy development, coaching, legal compliance and safety.  She has the additional distinction of working for multi-site, multi-state employers in both union, non-union, government contracting, religious, for profit and non-profit employment sectors.

    Education:  Bachelors of Arts - Business Administration, Lindenwood University

     

     

     Danielle Wisely, MA, SPHR and Consulting Director for  Metro  East Illinois - SHRM

     As Vice President of Human Resources for TheBANK of  Edwardsville, Danielle is responsible for hiring, employee  relations, compensation, benefits, training, and payroll for this  mid-size metro east employer.

     Education:  Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology,  Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Bachelors in Psychology, Truman State University

    VOLUNTEER BOARD POSITION OPEN FOR SECRETARY JANUARY 1 2018.  CONTACT MEI-SHRM FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ATTEND ONE OF OUR MONTHLY MEETINGS ON THE 2ND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH AT STONEWOLF GOLF CLUB IN FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, ILLINOIS.