BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL
HUMAN RESOURCE COUNCIL

        

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Meet the Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council Board members!

PRESIDENT

ERIN DEKNECHT

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-CP, PHR
EMPLOYMENT Senior Talent Development Analyst, COUNTRY Financial
EDUCATION   - Bachelor's: Agricultural & Consumer Economics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Master's: Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined the board in 2016
- Previously held positions: Secretary, President-Elect

 president@bnhrc.org

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PRESIDENT-ELECT

VACANT

PAST-PRESIDENT

TARA DESMOND

AWARDSLeadership Connection (2016)
EMPLOYMENT Marketing Director, Core 3
EDUCATION   Bachelor's: Mass Communications/Media Studies, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined the board in 2014
- Previously held positions: Programming, Technology, President-Elect, President

pastpresident@bnhrc.org

TREASURER


LUCAS HELLMER

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-SCP, SPHR
AWARDS  - Early Career Achievement Award, Illinois State University (2012)
-20 under 40 honoree, Pantagraph (2016) 
EMPLOYMENT Compensation & Benefits Manager, Farnsworth Group
EDUCATION   Illinois State University (Bachelor's: HR Management, Master’s: Business Administration)
BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined BNHRC and the board in 2005
- Previously held positions: 
President, Treasurer, Programming, Webmaster, Compensation survey chair

 treasurer@bnhrc.org


SECRETARY

ASHLEY CUNNINGHAM

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-CP
EMPLOYMENT Human Resources Manager, Four Seasons Health Club
EDUCATION   Bachelor's: Marketing, Illinois State University 
BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined BNHRC in 2017
- Joined the board as Secretary in 2018

 secretary@bnhrc.org

CO-DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

BECKY NELSON

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-CP
EMPLOYMENT Compensation Analyst, GROWMARK
EDUCATION  

Bradley University (Bachelor's: Psychology, 
Master’s: Leadership in Human Service Administration)

BNHRC BACKGROUND Joined the board as Co-Director of Programming in 2018

 programming@bnhrc.org


CO-DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

ANGIE STINE

CERTIFICATION  SHRM-SCP
EMPLOYMENT  Manager of Human Resources and Administration, Pinnacle Actuarial Resources, Inc
EDUCATION   Bachelor's: Finance, St. Xavier University
BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined BNHRC in 2015
-Joined the board as Co-Director of Programming in 2019

programming@bnhrc.org


CO-DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIPS

JENNIFER HANNA

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-SCP, SPHR
EMPLOYMENT Director of Human Resources, Westminster Village
EDUCATION  

Bachelor's and Master's: Human Resource Management

BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined the board in 2016
- Previously held positions: Co-Director of Programming

 memberships@bnhrc.org


CO-DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIPS

ANDEE RADLIFF

EMPLOYMENT  Assistant Director for Employer Relations, Illinois State University Career Center
EDUCATION   - Bachelor's: Psychology, Sociology, Women's & Gender Studies, Illinois State University
BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined BNHRC in 2008
- Previously held positions: President, Director of Membership, Director of Technology, Secretary

 memberships@bnhrc.org


CO-DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIPS

MONICA WILKS

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-SCP
AWARDSDistinguished Alumni of Illinois State University and the Department of Politics & Government (2016)
EMPLOYMENT Human Resources Coordinator, McLean County School District Unit 5
EDUCATION  

Illinois State University (Bachelor's: Political Science, Master’s: Public Administration)

BNHRC BACKGROUND

- Joined BNHRC in 2014
- Joined the board as Co-Director of Memberships in 2016

 memberships@bnhrc.org


DIRECTOR OF CERTIFICATION


VACANT

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT CHAPTER AFFAIRS & INTERIM DIRECTOR OF CERTIFICATION

JILL SMITH

EMPLOYMENT  Employment Consultant for Human Resources, Illinois State University
EDUCATION  

Bachelor's: Organizational Leadership, Illinois State University

BNHRC BACKGROUND

- Joined BNHRC in 2013
- Previously held positions: Programming Director





 studentchapterliaison@bnhrc.org
 certification@bnhrc.org

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
& TECHNOLOGY

TAYLOR INGRAM

CERTIFICATION  SHRM-CP
EMPLOYMENTHR Generalist, COUNTRY Financial
EDUCATION  Bachelor's: Communications, Business minor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
BNHRC BACKGROUND

- Joined BNHRC in 2014
- Joined the board in 2016
- Previously held positions: Communications & Public Relations

 webmaster@bnhrc.org

SOCIAL MEDIA
CO-CHAIR

KERRY KELLER

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-CP, PHR
EMPLOYMENT Talent Management Analyst, State Farm
EDUCATION  

Illinois State University (Bachelor's: Social Work, Master’s: Business Administration)

BNHRC BACKGROUND

- Joined BNHRC in 2008
- Joined the board in 2012
- Previously held positions: President, President-Elect, Past President, Membership Director, Secretary







 socialmedia@bnhrc.org

DIRECTOR OF SHRM FOUNDATION


MICHELLE TRUNNELL

EMPLOYMENT  Branch Manager, People Ready
EDUCATION   Heartland Community College
BNHRC BACKGROUND - Joined BNHRC and the board as Director of SHRM Foundation in 2015

SHRMfoundation@bnhrc.org


DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE & GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS

VERONICA MANZELLA

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-SCP, SPHR
EMPLOYMENTVice President, Human Resources, The Baby Fold
EDUCATION  

Bachelor's: Psychology, Business minor, Eastern Illinois University
- Master's: Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois State University

BNHRC BACKGROUND

- Previously held positions: Certification Director, President-Elect, President, and Past President






governmentalaffairs@bnhrc.org

DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE READINESS

SAM LEWIS

CERTIFICATION   CSP
EMPLOYMENT Owner & Strategic Partner, PrideStaff Bloomington
EDUCATION   Bachelor's: Education, Training, Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
BNHRC BACKGROUND

- Joined the board in 2012
- Previously held positions: Memberships Co-Chair, Diversity Co-Chair


workforcereadiness@bnhrc.org

DIVERSITY CO-CHAIR

LISA MASON

CERTIFICATION   SHRM-SCP, SPHR
AWARDSBNHRC HR Professional of the Year (2017)
EMPLOYMENT Director of Executive Search Services, Illinois State University
EDUCATION  

- Bachelor's: Psychology, Illinois State University 
- Master’s: Public Administration, University of Illinois-Springfield

BNHRC BACKGROUND

- Joined BNHRC in 2015
- Joined the board as Diversity Co-Chair in 2018







 diversity@bnhrc.org

Interested in volunteering with BNHRC? Contact the BNHRC President.

CONTACT US 

P.O. Box 1794

Bloomington, IL 61702


webmaster@bnhrc.org

OUR VISION 

To be your trusted community connection to relevant HR information.

OUR MISSION 

To connect the local HR community with resources to stay current and compliant, gain connections, grow professionally and give back.

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