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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.

2023 Speakers

Melissa Hooper

Melissa has 18+ years' experience in Human Resources and people operations with a specialization in recruiting, compensation, and analytics. Her passion is supporting employees and leaders with what they need to be successful. It is Melissa's belief that HR should be strategic, focused, and practical. Her priority is to provide solutions and tools that improve the company's bottom line and the employee experience. Her objective is to ensure businesses have the right jobs, the right people, and the right development paths for their organization today and succession plans for their organizations in 5 years' time. 

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.

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.

Demetra Bell-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!

Permian Basin SHRM

SHRM Chapter #0319

PO Box 11281 NEW!

Midland, TX 79702

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