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    October Luncheon - HR 2020 and Board Elections

    Date: October 16, 2019, 11:15am
    The Cannery
    3803 Toulouse St.
    New Orleans, Louisiana 70119
    NOLA-SHRM Member - $25.00 / Non-Member - $40.00 / Student - $15.00
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    With 2020 right around the corner, we've put together a list of innovative trends that will affect work in the future. Whether through technology, legislative changes, or the ever-evolving workforce; what has always worked in the past may not be effective (or legal) any longer.  

    Handbooks weighing you down? 

    Scared of HR Automation?

    Shrinking HR Teams in a Gig Economy! 

    Keeping abreast of these changes and designing strategies to address them may make the difference between retaining your workforce or losing them to the competition.

    Speaker Bio:

    Amy Bakay, SHRM-SCP, is a self-proclaimed “HR-Geek” and founder and CEO of HR NOLA, a New Orleans-based HR Consulting and Outsourcing firm. She started HR NOLA after identifying a necessity for tailored Human Resources solutions for small businesses. When she isn't teaching the employee life cycle at Tulane Law School, she serves on the Nola Shrm Board and is a frequent speaker and advocate for Human Resources and Women's Leadership initiatives.


    NOLA-SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program has been submitted for 1 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

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    During our October meeting we have two important chapter business items that will take place. We will be voting on our 2020 NOLA SHRM Board of Directors and ratifying our updated bylaws. 

    2020 Board of Directors

    The NOLA SHRM Nomination Committee, as appointed by Myndi Savoy, 2019 NOLA SHRM President, and in accordance with our bylaws, is proud to present below for review the full slate of Nominees for the 2020 NOLA SHRM Board of Directors. This slate will be presented for a vote at our October General Meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. Please review the slate in advance of the meeting on Wednesday, October 16th.  As provided in our bylaws, nominations may also be taken from the floor on that date. We look forward to the opportunity for each of you as NOLA SHRM members to cast your vote for the 2020 Board. You must be present to vote and/or present a nomination from the floor. 





    Perry Sholes

    Progressive HR Strategies


    Damona Barnes


    Past President

    Myndi Savoy

    Archdiocese of New Orleans

    VP of Membership

    Amy Landry 

    Diapers to Desk & Landry Corporate Training LLC


    Christine Watts

    University of Holy Cross


    Gina Bivalacqua

    Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Louisiana

    Certification Director

    Michelle Skaggs

    HR Pro Designs

    College Relations Director

    Colin Brooks

    Brooks Restaurants, Inc.

    Conference Director

    Annie Juttner

    Northwestern Mutual - Louisiana & Mississippi

    Diversity Director

    Germaine Townsend

    Durr Heavy Construction

    Hospitality Director

    Stacy Toyer

    Antares Technology Solutions

    Legislative Director

    Brooke Duncan

    Adams & Reese LLP

    Professional Development Director

    Adrienne Salvaggio

    Hoist & Crane Service Group

    SHRM Foundation Director

    Stephanie Hubbard

    New Orleans City Park

    Social Media Director

    Allie Barnes

    Gibbs Construction

    Sponsorship Director

    Patrick Morrison

    Eustis Insurance and Benefits

    Workforce Readiness/Community Relations Director

    Shannon Fazande

    Fazande Consulting, LLC

    Updated Bylaws

    A revision of the NOLA SHRM Bylaws consists of 4 slight changes to update when we hold our annual meeting and elections. The following changes have been made: 

    • Section 5.02 - shall be held in November has been changed to  shall be held prior to November 1st
    • Section 6.05 - November meeting has been changed to annual meeting in 2 places
    • Section 6.06 -  November meeting has been changed to annual meeting

    SHRM has approved the revised bylaws, now the membership must vote to ratify the bylaws before they can go into effect. You may review the updated NOLA SHRM Bylaws here.