Board of Directors

Scott Haime

SMAHRA Board Position: President

Current Employer: Gag Sheet Metal - Human Resources Director. 

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    

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, Sponsorship, Logisitcs

Current Employer: Ardent Mills - Administration Manager

Education: B.S. in Business Management & Human Resources Management from Minnesota State University-Mankato

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Generalist

Other volunteer roles: SMAHRA College Relations Director & Programming Chair, GMG Young Professionals


Brady Taylor

SMAHRA Board Position:  Programming Chair

Current Employer: Taylor Corperation - Human Resourses Generalist supporting Mankato & Byron, MN

Education:  B A in Communication Studies and a Minor in Public Relations from Minnesota State University, Mankato

Specialty and/or HR Passion: I really enjoy supporting my employees and leaders in all matters, but I particularly have a passion for HR data and understanding the “why” behind it.

Other volunteer roles:  I am the secretary for Key City Bike, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the Mankato Area.


Kelly Duncan

SMAHRA Board Position: CFO / Certification Chair

Current Employer: Jack Links, Inc. HR Manager.

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

Certifications: SHRM-CP

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Generalist.

Other volunteer roles: Secretary, GMG YP


Heidi Suess

SMAHRA Board Position: Chief Administration Officer

Current Employer: Associated Milk Producers, Inc. - HR Manager

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

Certifications: SHRM-CP, PHR


Beth Stankiewics

SMAHRA Board Position: Social Media/Marketing

Current Employer:  

Education:  


Connie Van Raalte 

SMAHRA Board Position: Membership Chair

Current Employer:  Crown Holdings, Inc. - Human Reources & Industrial Relations Manager

Education:  B.S in Business Manager & Human Resources from MSU- Mankato


Sarah Fox

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 


Adam Canaday

SMAHRA Board Position: College Relations

Current Employer: V-TEK, Inc. & U.S. Army Reserves -  Human Resources Business Partner, handling all HR duties for a multi-state manufacturing company including recruitment, training, benefit management, safety, wellness, and legal compliances. U.S. Army Reserves – Instructor. I instruct a variety of leadership courses and vertical construction skills (electrical, masonry, plumbing, and carpentry) for U.S. Army soldiers.

Education: B.S. in Business Administration and MBA with emphasis on Human Resources from MNSU

Specialty and/or HR Passion: All-Around HR Guru

Other volunteer roles: St. Bernard Rescue Society Member and Adopter.


Brittany King-Asamoa

SMAHRA Board Position: Co-Legislative Chair

Current Employer: Gislason & Hunter LLP; member of the firm’s Employment, Labor and Benefits Practice Group. - Partner and Attorney

Education: Juris Doctor (JD), University of Arkansas School of Law; Master of Business Administration (MBA), Minnesota State University, Mankato; and Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Specialty and/or HR Passion: Helping employers and human resources professionals navigate the intricacies of employment law in the ever-changing work environment is my passion. While I represent employers and employees litigating employment claims, I find the greatest joy in counseling employers on the law and best practices before issues arise.

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.


Cory Genelin

SMAHRA Board Position: Co-Legislative Chair

Current Employer: Partner with Gislason & Hunter LLP; Chair of Gislason’s Labor, Employment, and Benefits Practice Group. Staff Judge Advocate, 119th Wing North Dakota Air National Guard.

Education: Bachelor in Economics, Minors in Business and Aerospace Studies. Juris Doctor, William Mitchell College of Law.


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


 

 

President

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

President Elect

Mikala Meyer
Ardent Mills
Email: PresidentElect@smahra.org

Treasurer

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

Membership Director

Connie Van Raalte
Crown Cork and Seal
Email: connie.vanraalte@crowncork.com

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

Secretary

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

Co-Legislative Director

Cory Genelin
Email: cgenelin@gislason.com

Co-Legislative Director

Brittany King-Asamoa
Gislason & Hunter LLP
Email: bking-asamoa@gislason.com

Website Coordinator

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

Sponsorship Chair

Mikala Meyer
Ardent Mills
Email: PresidentElect@smahra.org

Chief Administration Officer

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