Board of Directors

Scott Haime

SMAHRA Board Position: President/Logistics

Current Employer: Del Monte Foods. Human Resources Manager. As a Human Resources Manager, I manage all day to day HR Generalist duties. 

Education: B.A. in Marketing, Public Relations, Communications and Human Resources from Columbia College Chicago, enrolled in the Executive MBA  program w/HR Concentration through Jack Welch Management Institute.

Certifications: SHRM-CP

Specialty and/or HR Passion: I really enjoy working with employees to help them accomplish their goals, grow and succeed.        

Other volunteer roles: New Ulm Junior Baseball Board Member/ Coach, Sleepy Eye Chamber of Commerce Board Member, New Ulm Basketball Association Board Vice- President/ Coach


Mikala Meyer

SMAHRA Board Position: President Elect

Current Employer: Doherty Staffing Solutions. As a Business Development Manager, I strive to build relationships with companies in order to provide businesses with customized and innovative workforce solutions that help reach production quotas, increase employee headcount, and overall employee well-being. We utilize proprietary screening and assessment tools, enabling us to present highly-compatible candidates and facilitate successful placements with high retention rates. We strive to build long-term relationships with our clients; the better we know you and your company, the greater focus we can bring to your candidate search.  

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business management with an emphasis in Human Resources

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Recruiting/Talent Acquisition, Onboarding, and Training & Development

Other volunteer roles: Le Sueur Chamber of Commerce Board Member - Fundraising Committee Lead, GMG Young Professionals - Social and Professional Development Committee


Sonya Prange

SMAHRA Board Position: Treasurer and Past President

Current Employer:  Intek Plastics, Inc. Currently I am the HR Director for a multi-state plastics manufacturing company, responsible for all human resource functions including training, payroll, recruiting, and labor relations, along with safety and information technology.

Education:  B.S. in Business Administration w/HR Concentration

Certifications:  PHR, SHRM-CP, and sHRBP

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Union labor relations, leadership development, workers’ compensation, safety, and strategic planning

Other volunteer roles:  Junior Achievement Volunteer, United Way Community Impact Team Volunteer, YMCA school-based mentor


Dorinda Kruggel

SMAHRA Board Position: Membership Director

Current Employer: Malone Workforce Solutions - Taking care of business by taking care of people.  Providing our clients with customized staffing plans which yields excellent results in industrial, behavioral, and office settings.  

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Corrections and Sociology, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Certifications: SHRM-CP

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Putting people to work, in jobs they love, while giving them an opportunity to provide for their families and grow their future. 


Tyler Schafer

SMAHRA Board Position: Social Media/Marketing Director

Current Employer:  HR Generalist at V-TEK, Inc. Handling the day to day operations of Human Resources, which entails recruiting, onboarding, benefits, and overall employee relations.

Education:  B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources at Minnesota State University – Mankato.

Specialty and/or HR Passion: I enjoy being around people and interacting with them. I also believe that HR is in a unique position that has the capability to make organizational change for the better which drives me to be the best I can be!

Other volunteer roles:  SMAHRA - Chapter Re-Branding Committee, Junior Achievement, Young Professionals-Social Committee


Kristen Simpson

SMAHRA Board Position: Workforce Readiness Chair

Current Employer:  MRCI. Advise individuals on how to find and keep employment. Maintain relationships with employees and employers. Facilitate the coordination of employment goals and on-going supports for long term employment. Teach Bridge to the Future skills class to transitioning youth. Conduct on-the-job training classes and demonstrate the principles of soft skills needed in the work place.

Education:  B.S. Education

Other volunteer roles:  Greater Mankato Growth Cavalier, South Central Workforce Development Committee


Heidi Suess

SMAHRA Board Position: Secretary

Current Employer:  Human Resources Manager at Associated Milk Producers, Inc.

Education: B.S. in Human Resource Management from Minnesota State University-Mankato

Certifications: SHRM-CP, PHR

Specialty and/or HR PassionEmployee relations, training and development, policy development, recruitment, and performance management. 


Sarah Spilde

SMAHRA Board Position: Website Coordinator

Current Employer: C. H. Robinson - Finance Admin

Education: Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Human Resource minor from MNSU Mankato 

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Recruitment and Career Development


Brittany King-Asamoa

SMAHRA Board Position: Co-Legislative Chair

Current Employer: Gislason & Hunter LLP. I am an associate attorney who focuses her practice on employment law and family law. I enjoy assisting human resources professionals navigate through the ever-changing employment and labor laws to support their employers and minimize workplace issues.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from MNSU, Master of Business Administration (MBA) from MNSU, and Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Univ of Arkansas School of Law.

Other volunteer roles: Human Resources Committee member for Mankato Area Foundation; Racial Justice Facilitator for YWCA Mankato; and Volunteer Attorney with Southern Minnesota  Legal Regional Services, completing legal service checkups at Wellcome Manor Family Services treatment facility.


Annie Bennett

SMAHRA Board Position: Communications Director

Current Employer: AW Companies Inc. Director of Business Development, working closely with clients to find the best staffing solutions for their business in the areas of Finance, Accounting and Clerical. Working with individuals to define and develop their career path through coaching.

Education: Academic study - Sociology and French

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Career and Interview Coaching, problem solving for clients


Kelly Duncan

SMAHRA Board Position: Professional Development/Certification Chair

Current Employer: Jack Links, Inc. HR Manager.

Education: B.S. in Human Resource Management and Corporate Finance, Minnesota State University-Mankato.

Certifications: SHRM-CP

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Problem-solving, analytics, HR project management, and relationship building.

Other volunteer roles: Big Brother/Big Sister - YMCA, GMG Young Professionals Chair, Relay for Life


Kayla Cremers

SMAHRA Board Position: College Relations

Current Employer: TBEI, as the Human Resource Administrator. My primary functions are recruiting, and on-boarding new hires. I occasionally take on special projects as time allows, such as united way fundraising.  

Education: B.S. in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Recruiting and building or improving relationships with our internal and external customers.


Charles Steidler

SMAHRA Board Position: Diversity Chair and Member Liaison 

Current Employer:  Malone Workforce Solutions, helping people and companies connect. Placing quality employees in administrative, accounting, customer service, and industrial positions.

Education: BA in English and History, Gustavus Adolphus College

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Recruiting qualified candidates and matching them up with jobs where they can excel


 

President

Scott Ivan Haime, SHRM - CP
Del Monte Foods, Inc.
Email: president@smahra.org

President Elect

Mikala Meyer
Ardent Mills
Email: mikala.meyer@ardentmills.com

Past President / Treasurer

Sonya Prange, PHR, SHRM - CP
Intek Plastics, Inc.
Email: treasurer@smahra.org

Membership Director

Dorinda Kay Kruggel, SHRM - CP
Malone Workforce Solutions
Email: membership@smahra.org

Professional Development/Certification Chair

Kelly Duncan, SHRM - CP
Jack Links Beef Jerky
Email: professionaldevelopment@smahra.org

Workforce Readiness Chair

Kris Simpson
Email: workforcereadiness@smahra.org

College Relations Chair

Kayla Cremers
TBEI
Email: collegerelations@smahra.org

Diversity Chair & Member Liaison

Charles Steidler
Malone Workforce Solutions
Email: diversity@smahra.org

Secretary

Heidi Suess, PHR
Associated Milk Producers, Inc.
Email: secretary@smahra.org

Co-Legislative Director

Cory Genelin
Email: legislativedirector@smahra.org

Co-Legislative Director

Brittany King-Asamoa
Gislason & Hunter LLP
Email: legislativedirector@smahra.org

Social Media Director

Tyler Schafer
V-TEK, Inc.
Email: socialmedia@smahra.org

Marketing Director

Annie Bennett
A.W. Companies, Inc.
Email: marketing@smahra.org

Website Coordinator

Sarah Spilde
C.H. Robinson
Email: website@smahra.org