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PBSHRM Speakers

The Programs Committee for Permian Basin Society of Human Resource Management (PBSHRM) would like to invite you to submit a ​ presentation​  proposal to present a 1-hour presentation (to include 5 to 10 minutes Q&A) at one of our monthly meetings that run from January through December.  We also ask if you would like to be considered as a speaker for our HR Back to Work Summit on August 11, 2021, please submit an interest as well.  Your presentation at the summit can be longer that 1-hour if preferred.  ​Presentation Proposals  are asked to be submitted in writing (electronic form) using the form below.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

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Benefits and Your Audience:

In general, our monthly meetings include a diverse mix of HR professionals from generalists to senior professionals in HR, to consultants working for companies or owning their own businesses, and business-related vendors.  Because of our small size, speaking engagements are not paid as we are a non-profit educational group.  We can discuss possible assistance with the cost of travel, etc.  However, you are exposed to over 50 HR professionals at the meeting and more members on our website.  In addition, you are encouraged to come early and participate in our networking event.  And, of course, your luncheon fee is waived.

2022 Speakers

Dylan Hale

 Dylan Hale is a Financial Advisor with Level Wealth Management, LP in Odessa, Texas. He is committed to helping families and individuals achieve their financial goals. From college savings for the kids to 401k’s/IRA’s, Dylan becomes an integral part of his clients’ plans.

Dylan graduated from Texas A&M University (Class of 2002 Whoop!) with a Bachelor of Science in Rangeland Ecology and Management (Wildlife Emphasis). Dylan came to the financial services world in an unconventional manner, having been a member of the Midland Bomb Squad/EOD Unit in his previous career.

Dylan and his wife Sarah live in Midland and have two boys, Max and Ross. Flag-football, nature walks, the English bulldog “Tink”, and Spanish homework take up most of their time. In addition to being with his family Dylan enjoys fly fishing, upland bird hunting, and Jeeps.

Meridith Green

 Meridith Green is a seasoned HR leader with 25-years’ experience in the field, focused on organizational and leadership development, employee and labor relations, and HR strategy. She has held senior HR business partner roles in the transit, records management, and travel industries.

Today, she serves as Vice President, Field Human Resources for RATP Dev, a public transit organization, overseeing 34 locations across the USA. She has also worked as an Executive Coach, HR Certification Instructor, and proudly served on the board of Southwest Washington SHRM for six-years in a variety of roles, including President in 2015. Meridith holds a Master’s degree in Organizational & HR Education from Oregon State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Labor Studies from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and SHRM-SCP credentialed. 

Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

 Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant. In 1999, he founded Imperative, a background investigations firm helping risk-averse companies make well-informed decisions about the people they involve in their business. Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver & Household Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies. Mike shares his insight from more than two decades of HR-entrepreneurship on the Good Morning, HR podcast, where each week he talks to business leaders about bringing people together to create value for customers, shareholders, and community.

 Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year. Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work in Texas list and has been named the Texas Association of Business’ small business of the year. Mike is a member of the Fort Worth chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and volunteers with the SHRM Texas State Council. Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.

Elizabeth Edwards

 Elizabeth “Liz” Edwards has made a career out of education, teaching, and briefing. She has a Master of Science degree in Special Education and Human Services, a Master’s of Education degree in Counseling Education and is currently working on her Doctorate in Educational Psychology. She is a 24-year Air Force Intelligence Officer currently stationed at Cannon Air Force Base as a Reservist with the 56th Special Operations Intelligence Squadron. She has taught as an adjunct faculty member at many of her duty stations throughout the world to include University College of the University of Maryland in Turkey, Colorado Mesa University in Colorado, Cochise College in Arizona, Wilmington College in Delaware, and Delaware Technical and Community College in Delaware. She has served the Equal Employment Opportunity mission in the Federal government for over ten years and currently serves at the Dallas District EEOC Office as the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the region.

 Finally, and most importantly, she enjoys being the spouse of a Colorado Army National Guardsman and a Mesa County Sherriff’s Deputy and the mom to three fantastic boys, 17-year-old twins who are juniors and getting ready to begin the college journey and an amazing 8 year-old second grader who is convinced he will be the fastest running-back the NFL has ever seen.

Wiley Guy

More information coming soon.

Holly B. Williams, JD: Founder Williams Law Firm, P.C.

 Holly B Williams grew up in Midland and has been in private practice there since 1993. She founded Williams Law firm, P.C., in 2003 to provide "Legal Solutions at Work." Ms. Williams is Board Certified in Labor Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and New Mexico. Ms. Williams advises and represents companies and individuals in virtually all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring to termination. 

 She received her B.A. from Rice University, her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and her M.P.Aff. (Master of Public Affairs) from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT. Ms. Williams currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Texas Employment Lawyers Association (TELA) and Casa de Amigos. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB)’s College of Business and the Community Advisory Panel of the Junior League of Midland. She is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a former President of the Midland County Bar Association. Ms. Williams is a former President of the Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management (PBSHRM) and former board member of the League of Women Voters of Texas. She has served on the board of local non-profit organizations including the League of Women Voters of Midland and Midland Need to Read. She currently serves as Treasurer of the MHS Drama Dawgs Theatre Booster Club.

Permian Basin SHRM

SHRM Chapter #0319

PO Box 11281 NEW!

Midland, TX 79702

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