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Micki Schroeder, SHRM-CP, PHR

Founder, CEO

Micki brings with her decades of Human Resource experience and successful business acumen in both private and public sector employment, specializing in federal and state compliance, HR technology integration and varied levels of recruitment.

She currently serves the Arizona Society for Human Resource Management “AZSHRM” at a Director level. She is also an active member of SHRM of Greater Phoenix

Other volunteer involvement includes; City of Chandler Employee Merit Review Board, Member, AZSHRM’s Conference Marketing Lead for both the Annual State Conference (August) and the Employment Law & Legislative Conference (Winter), Former Chairperson for the City of Maricopa Employee Merit Review Board and member of City of Maricopa’s Public Safety Personnel Retirement Board Member, Former Seton Catholic Preparatory High School, Parent Advisory Board Vice President, Former LinkedIn Coach for Career Connectors, AZ and more

In a former employment opportunity, she had the chance to work closely with homeless students as well as Native American tribes. Specialized populations, middle school and high school teens have always had a place in her heart, and she volunteers much of her time in these areas within her faith community.

Micki has enjoyed over 30 years of marriage to Mike. Together they have 4 beautiful children

Micki’s dedication in Human Resources stems over nearly two decades. Her passion goes beyond the basic fundamentals of the field including continuing education and community outreach. Her direct involvement, partnering with executive management and owners have demonstrated organizational growth and leadership engagement. She has supported organizations ranging from small private businesses to large public corporations.

In addition to Arizona, she has lived in Sunnyvale, CA, LaGrange, IL, and Beaverton, OR.

Michelle Gray, SHRM-CP, PHR

Sr. Adviser & Business Development

Michelle’s extensive knowledge includes strategic vision, leadership and management coaching, talent management, compensation, total rewards, compliance, performance management, training and development, risk management, employee relations, conflict resolution, payroll management, diversity and inclusion, and benefit management.

Michelle’s involvement in the community, coupled with her experience, has provided her opportunities to speak at various association events as well as training engagements for various businesses and industries. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has held positions within Arizona SHRM to include; President, SMA of Greater Phoenix, Diversity & Inclusion Director of SHRM of Greater Phoenix and Arizona SHRM State Council, District Director, State Conference Director and now Director Elect.  She is honored and proud to be the recipient of the Arizona SHRM’s 2014 Judith Krebs Memorial Volunteer Award.

Her continued involvement with Diversity Leadership Alliance, Michelle serves as an Awards Committee Member participates as a Board Member.

Michelle currently holds a Professional Human Resources Certification (PHR), SHRM-CP, and Certified PDP Administrator, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. Her continuing education and desire to apply what she learns has demonstrated value among her clients and board members.

Scott Ferrin, SHRM-SCP

Sr. Adviser & Business Development

Scott D. Ferrin currently focus much of his time with ASU Enterprise Partners as Dir. of Talent Management and with his family. However, he is still a dedicated contributor to our ongoing client support and business development.

Until mid 2019, Scott had been a regional director in the Membership department of SHRM since 2010. In his role, he served 23,993 HR professionals who are members of SHRM, and they support 8.4 million employees across eight states. Last year, he gave presentations about SHRM, the expert on all things work, workplace issues and HR best practices, to more 7,000 HR and business professionals.

Scott has more than 25 years of work experience in HR in the mining, financial services, insurance and education industries. He is an expert consultant and speaker on HR best practices. Before joining the SHRM staff, he held titles such as senior workforce planner, workforce planning manager, HR manager, talent manager, recruiter and HR generalist for companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to start-up companies with 20 employees.

He managed state councils, chapters and volunteer leaders in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Utah.

Scott served in a variety of SHRM volunteer leadership roles before joining the professional association as a member of the staff. When hired at SHRM, he was the legislative director for the East Valley Human Resources Association, a SHRM affiliate chapter in Arizona.

He is certified as a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and a Project Management Professional (PMP). He has held an HR Certification for more than 15 years.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in finance from Weber State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Chuck Colella, SHRM-CP

Sr. Adviser & Business Development

Charles Colella is a customer focused Human Resources professional with a 10 year history as a Human Resource Business Partner in a post-secondary education environment. He has the capability and experience to successfully collaborate with many individuals and teams of varying backgrounds and multiple industries. Chuck is a self-starter and thrives in a fast paced environment. He prides himself on his strong prioritization, organization and management skills, while being analytical and detail oriented. He possesses exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey and gather information from recruits, managers, VP/C-level executives and end users. Chuck has extensive experience with talent management, employee engagement, organizational development, and team effectiveness. He has a sound temperament, proven leadership skills and solid integrity.

Chuck enjoys working with our partners to help them identify path to their business success as well as discover alternate opportunities in order to extend our presence into new verticals within their industries.

Chuck holds a BS in Business Law and has achieved his MBA.  Additionally, he holds the Society for Human Resource Management credentials of SHRM-CP with great pride as he continues to work toward continual re-certification.

Haley Hughes PHR

Sr. Solutions Consultant

Haley Hughes is a professional in Human Resources with over 6 years of experience. She has specialized in the retail, service, aerospace, real estate, and construction industries. After spending years developing HR programs for her employers she chose to start consulting and focus on developing HR programs for companies who need a trusted HR resource.

As a member of SHRM, Haley is volunteering with Arizona SHRM as a Leader in Training with the AZSHRM Board of Directors to increase millennial presence in Human Resources, and assist the executive team with organization and outreach. She is also a volunteer with Make-A-Wish America.

Haley has achieved a BS in Business Marketing from Arizona State University’s  W. P. Carey School of Business and is currently seeking an MBA in Strategic Human Resource Management at Grand Canyon University.  Additionally, she holds the PHR  from the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Haley lives in North Phoenix where she enjoys hiking, boating, traveling, spending time with loved ones, and trying new food!

Kaila Repar

HR Compliance Analyst

Kaila Repar joined our team in March 2019 after accomplishing her BA in Business Law from Arizona State University’s  W. P. Carey School of Business, where she also minored in Asian Languages (Japanese).

Prior to graduating from Seton Catholic Prep, she was able to volunteer in the school’s partnership with Chandler Sister Cities program and experience Tullamore, Ireland at a unique level with Ireland’s program volunteers.

Kaila is also a self taught technical artist, finding employment through a friend’s referral at Design Works Gaming. She was able to work alongside professionals in this field and her attention to detail became a great asset to them.