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PBSHRM Speakers

The Programs Committee for Permian Basin Society of Human Resource Management (PBSHRM) is accepting proposals from Speakers who wish to present at our monthly chapter meetings in 2024. The Permian Basin Society for Human Resource Management is the area's leading professional association for HR professionals. Our membership includes representatives from many industries in the area, as well as a varied workforce. We are a local beginning point for networking, knowledge, professional development, and continuous support of excellence in Human Resources, whether you are new to the sector or have many years of experience. 

PBSHRM does not offer a fee for Lunch and Learn Speakers. The size of, and decision-making authority of the audience and membership, provide an outstanding opportunity for speakers to increase their visibility and establish valuable contacts within the Permian Basin TX HR community. 

PBSHRM may consider some reimbursement for Speaker travel expenses. 

Presentations are reviewed by the Programs committee and are evaluated based on proposed topic, relevance, and overall quality of content and relatedness to the HR profession, originality, and educational value, as well as Presenter's professional speaking skills and references. It is PBSHRM's intent to submit all presentations to the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM to achieve strategic or general credit for the benefit of attendees. PBSHRM will work with all Speakers to obtain the necessary information to submit presentations for credit. 

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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.

2023 Speakers

Randy Anderson

Randy Anderson is co-founder of E3 Professional Trainers…a training firm that provides workplace and life training for individuals, teams, and companies. His strategies are designed to help people become more engaged in their work, better equipped to do it, and feel empowered to live a more fulfilling and influential life.

Before starting E3 in 2005, Randy spent 20 years in sales and management. Most of that time was spent in media sales, which gave him the opportunity to work with virtually every type of business and industry. It is from that experience that he draws the ideas and strategies to help his clients improve their performance in the workplace and to achieve their maximum potential in life.

Randy was awarded the designation of Certified Speaking Professional in 2012. This is the highest earned designation given by the National Speakers Association, recognizing proven expertise in speaking eloquence, business enterprise, and professional ethics. 

Julie D. Burch 

Julie D. Burch has spoken at 3 SHRM National Conferences, 4 state SHRM conferences, and countless regional and local SHRM events. She was also named the 2017 Speaker Hall of Fame Inductee at the Society for Human Resource Management’s Southwest Conference.

Julie has designed programs for industry leaders such as Texas Tech University, Fidelity Investments, Kaiser Permanente, CoServ Electric Cooperative, the Social Security Administra on, the EEOC, the IRS, The Department of Defense, Taco Bell, Texas Women’s University, Columbia Gas of Ohio, The American Payroll Association on, The United States Army, The United States Air Force, Christus Health, Subway, Wingstop, Holiday Inn, Husky Oil, Armstrong Bank, American Advertising Federation, BP America, and many more!

Julie has co-authored 3 books and served on the National Board of Directors for the American Business Women’s Association on for 2 years and on her local board of directors for 5 years. She served on the Board of Directors for CYT- Christian Youth Theater of DFW. She was honored with a guest appearance on “Good Morning America” where she was interviewed by Diane Sawyer.

Bruce Waller

Bruce Waller serves as the Vice President of Corporate Relocation for Armstrong Relocation and Companies in Dallas, Texas.  He helps companies rearrange relocation services for their most trusted assets, their people, by helping HR professionals relocate talent across the US and aboard for more than 25 years.  

As a volunteer leader, Brus is a former President of DallasHR the 3rd largest SHRM Chapter in the US and currently serves Texas SHRM as Assistant State Director.  

Bruce is the author of Find Your Lane, recognized by BOOK AUTHORITY one of the best "career change" books of all time, and recently published book "Life in the Leadership; Moving Leaders to Inspire and Chante the Workplace.  Bruce writes a weekly blog called MOVE TO INSPIRE that you can suscribe at and is a contributor for Texas SHRM leadership blog at

Bruce is also the host of "Life in the Leadership Lane" podcast where he interviews leaders serving the HR Community. You can find the podcast on Apple, Spotify, and other podcast platforms incuding Youtube.   

Bruce is recognized Top 100 "Most Admired" Global Mobility Professionals and is a former Texas SHRM Volunteer Leader. Bruce also serves as an influencer for SHRM.  

Some fun facts about Bruce: He has bowled 10 perfect 300 games, loves peanut butter, coffee, and spending time with the grandkids. 

Mallory Herrin

Mallory Herrin is an experienced human resources consultant and industry recognized thought leader, serving small and mid-size businesses as HerrinHR’s CEO and Principal HR Consultant. Mallory guides the human resources function for clients across a variety of industries throughout the United States.

Mallory is a frequent speaker at HR conferences, the author of Intentional HR: A Revolution in Strategic Thinking, and a recurring guest on podcasts including HR Insider. In addition to holding certifications from both HRCI and SHRM, she is also a certified coach and has over 18 years of HR experience.

Dr. Becky Spurlock

Dr. Becky Spurlock is the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at The University of Texas Permian Basin. Dr. Spurlock's portfolio comprises the full student lifecycle from prospective students all the way through graduation and career launch. In addition, she works with Shepperd Leadership Institute teams and holds an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership in the College of Education.

Prior to joining UT Permian Basin, she served in several leadership roles at public and private universities in both Texas and Tennessee.  As a first-generation college student, she believes in the transformational power of higher education. An educator, sought after speaker and leader in her field, she regularly teaches, speaks, and consults with businesses, non-profits, and across higher education. Dr. Spurlock has more than 25 years of experience working on college campuses. A highenergy speaker, Dr. Spurlock is known for her ability to engage audiences, address difficult topics, and connect through humor

 Demetra Runnels

Demetra has spent 25+ years in the employee benefits industry working with C suite executives and Human Resource professionals in helping them create, develop, implement and execute winning business strategies. Her unique industry background and personal experience in navigating our complex healthcare system offers her clients distinctive insights into how to effectively manage rapidly rising costs while simultaneously creating robust and well-rounded benefits packages for their employees. Her passion is ensuring that employers fully understand how to stack the odds in their favor against an industry where “The House” holds all the cards.

Demetra majored in psychology at Southeast Missouri State University and holds certifications in Self-Funding as well as Advanced Self-Funding from the National Association of Health Underwriters as well as a group one life and health insurance license from the Texas Department of Insurance. She is, also, a DISC certified personal trainer. Demetra resides in Weatherford, TX with her husband, Mike, and is actively involved in several associations as well as her community. Her personal mission statement is to Serve. Solve. Simplify. FULLY!

Elsa Ramos

Elsa G. Ramos is legal counsel to the Commissioner Representing Employers on the Texas Workforce Commission. She joined TWC in 2010. Prior to this, she practiced criminal and family law in Travis and surrounding counties. In her current role, she advises the Commissioner on final-level unemployment appeal cases, policy initiatives, and legislative changes. Ms. Ramos is a regular speaker at the Texas Conference for Employers, an educational seminar hosted by TWC throughout the state. In addition, she contributes articles to Texas Business Today, the monthly newsletter produced by the Employer Commissioner’s Office, and provides information and guidance to employers who contact the office via phone and email. Ms. Ramos received both her undergraduate degree in Architectural Studies and her Law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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.

Jeff Riddle

Jeff Riddle is the Training and Outreach Coordinator in the Civil Rights Division, a part of the Texas Workforce Commission, whose mission is to reduce and eliminate discrimination in employment and housing. Jeff provides training to public and private entities across the state in identifying discriminatory practices within employment and areas of housing matters and services. Jeff is a retired veteran and native Texan from the Dallas/Fort Worth area though he makes central Texas his home now.

Nick Karls

Nick Karls is the Compliance Director in Employee Benefits for Holmes Murphy. In his role, Nick p rovides strategic compliancce guidance, both internally and wwith clients, regarding applicable federal and state laws, including all aspects of Internal Revenue Code, internal Holmes Murphy policies and procedures, and other relevant laws and regulations as they affect employee benefit plans. 

Nick received his Juris Doctor Degree from the University of St. Thomas, School of Law in Minneapolis and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. Nick worked as a Mediator in the Minnesota Attorney General's Office before going to law school and then ran the employee benefits compliance department at a large international insurance brokerage before his start at Holmes Murphy. 

Permian Basin SHRM

SHRM Chapter #0319

PO Box 11281 NEW!

Midland, TX 79702

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