Laura Kazee, Director of Finance and HR at Beyond Abuse, was recently appointed to serve as President for the Piedmont Area Human Resource Association for 2015. She will also serve as the SHRM Advocacy Captain for SC’s Third Congressional District and will be on the SC SHRM Bylaws Committee. Laura has been with Beyond Abuse since 2008.
Piedmont Area Human Resource Association (PAHRA) recently met at Piedmont Technical College and confirmed its Board of Directors for 2015. The group meets monthly for lunch and the presentation of a professional development topic by featured speakers. Meetings are designed to improve the human resource function of the members’ companies through education, discussion and networking. PAHRA is the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) which is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. For more information on PAHRA, please visit http://piedmontareahra.shrm.org. Pictured are, front row from left, Kassie Hall, public relations chair; Casey Tompkins of Staff Source, membership chair/assistant treasurer; Pam Yates of Countybank, treasurer; Boo Ramage of Greenwood Genetic Center, legislative chair; Jamie Hedgepath of Nexsen Pruet, legal counsel; and Janet Still of Greenwood Genetic Center, diversity chair. Back row, Toya Davis of Piedmont Technical College, secretary/webmaster; Rachel Blair of United Way, SHRM Foundation chair; Debbie Smith of SPF-America, education/certification chair; Angie Simpson of Countybank, past president; and Laura Kazee of Beyond Abuse, president. Not pictured is Brad Setzler of Velux, workforce readiness advocate.