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    Hiring Veterans and Spouses & Why It's So Vital

    Date: November 10, 2021, 8:00am – 9:00am
    Dave Wenrich, RHU
    Precise World HQ
    22290 Exploration Drive
    Lexington Park, MD 20659
    Conference Room Floor 3
    FREE for Current 2021 HRASM Members, $25 for non-members
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    Title:  Hiring Veterans and Spouses & Why It's So Vital 


    HRASM is hosting a unique event to help you tap in to a select and talented pool of candidates - Veterans and their spouses.  The presenters - Christina Payne and Erin Emery, both local Veteran hiring experts as well as HRASM members, will help us explore:

    • Tips, tools, and best practices how and why to access this untapped and extremely valuable workforce
    • How your organization can become EXEMPT from certain OFCCP audits

    Christina Payne, SHRM-CP, PHR

    Christina is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources  and Corporate Relations at Precise Systems.  She is responsible for leading Precise Systems' overall human resources, strategy, talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, cultural development, employee education, workplace safety and development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations. She also leads aspects of corporate relations, including, Community and Employee Engagement and Facilities.  As a member of the executive team, Payne contributes directly to the organization's long and short-term strategic objectives while maximizing organizational effectiveness. She oversees company programs and initiatives that enhance the employee experience and partners with leaders across the organization.

    Christina has recently been appointed to the SHRM Veteran Council that is directly related to her efforts and practices for implementing Veteran hiring practices at Precise. 

    Christina holds a Bachelor of Science from Towson University and a Master of Science in Management with a focus in Human Resources from the University of Maryland University College. She holds a Society of Human Resources Management certifications as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP), Senior Human Resource Leadership (SHRL), and Professional of Human Resources (PHR). She is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Southern Maryland.

      Erin Emery, MBA

     Erin Emery, Vice President & Co-Founder of the AVA         group, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in   Southern Maryland that provides assistance to veterans   and   their families.  Ms. Emery has more than 20 years of   exemplary client service, and full life cycle human   resources   experience in support of the defense consulting   industry.  As the daughter of a veteran, Erin naturally   fell into a role where she was able to dedicate her   career assisting veterans with their career needs.   Throughout her career, she has also volunteered her time   assisting homeless veterans by providing career   counseling, job placement and resume writing.

    Ms. Emery holds a MBA from Purdue University and a BA in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Originally from Massachusetts, she has called Southern Maryland home for over 20 years.  Ms. Emery is the current Director of Human Resources for the small service disabled veteran owned consulting firm Air Combat Effectiveness (ACE) Consulting Group, LLC. Headquartered in Lexington Park, MD. 

    REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  November 9, 2021



    ***1 recert credit APPROVED with SHRM and HRCI***