We asked our members to share how SHRM-Atlanta has had a positive impact on them and we loved hearing their stories!


Lenna Turner

Professional Services Consultant at Salary.com

I decided to join SHRM-Atlanta because I was looking for a change and had recently voluntarily resigned from a role for the first time in my career. I joined primarily to network and take advantage of the professional development opportunities and events. I wanted to get more involved and enhance my leadership skills, so I joined the Volunteer Leadership Team as a part of the Scholarship Committee. I ended up being chair of the committee and it has been one of the most gratifying experiences to build this program out with my committee and the SHRM-Atlanta staff. I’m so proud of the work we’ve done to play a small role in the continued professional development of our members with the scholarships we’ve awarded over the past two years. Joining was one of the best decisions I’ve made…… ever!


Dawn Draper-Jackson

Talent Management Professional

I decided to join SHRM-Atlanta after a decision to redirect my career path to feed my passion for helping individual contributors develop and discover what makes them important to the success of their organization. I knew I needed to surround myself with HR professionals who could pour into me and help me expand my knowledge and understanding. The acceptance of this group inspired me to study for my Masters in HR Management and become an active member of a SHRM-Atlanta Volunteer Membership Team! I’m looking forward to my HR future, and I’m looking forward to my continued membership with SHRM-Atlanta!


Tushar Kad

Senior Manager, Human Resources at Simeio Solutions

If you are someone who is passionate about People Leadership / HR / Human Capital, then SHRM-Atlanta is totally the place for you. My #1 favorite thing about SHRM-Atlanta is getting to know and work with some of the best people in the field of HR.



Tracee Smith

Contractor Expense Lead at Insight Global / Sr. Consultant, Diversity & Inclusion at MYNK Consulting

My passion for helping people lead me to the field of HR. SHRM-Atlanta has been an amazing network of creative HR practitioners who have helped fuel my passion and nurture my skills. This group has inspired me to study for my HR certification and specialize in the area of D&I.



Tywana Minor

Sr Director, HR Business Partner at Habitat for Humanity International
SHRM-Atlanta 2020 President

I couldn’t be more proud to be a long term member of SHRM-Atlanta. I treasure the vast connections and genuine relationships and friendships that I have developed over the years.



Thomas Spahr

Vice President of Talent Management and Development at The Home Depot

SHRM-Atlanta membership is a great way to build your network and meet other HR professionals in Atlanta.




Catherine Jefferson

Executive Director at Cox Media Group

SHRM-Atlanta has given me the opportunity to connect with the broader HR community and provide my team a great network to learn and grow. It’s been an honor and pleasure to serve on the board; working alongside strategic leaders in Atlanta.


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