Committees

HRO Today Association Committees provide opportunities for members to get involved, impact how work gets done within the Association, and ultimately help advance the HR profession. 

Each committee has (at least) two co-chairs (one practitioner and one provider/analyst), as well as an HRO Today staff liaison. Committees meet via Zoom conference no more than once a month, and a quarterly update call is scheduled during which each committee reports on current initiatives, solicits feedback, and answers questions from the membership. 

We are actively recruiting for the three committees listed below! All members in good standing are eligible to serve. Please review the job descriptions below, as well as the skills and time commitment needed. If you are interested in contributing your expertise and experience, please contact Wendy Metzgar, Director of Membership Services, at wendy.metzgar@sharedxpertise.com.


Current HRO Today Association Committees:

  • Member Services
    Co-Chair:
    Terri Lewis (Pontoon) Members: Wendy DiMartino (Korn Ferry), Kristen Wright (Cielo)
    HRO Today Association liaison:
    Wendy Metzgar
    Focus:

    • Social Networking
    • Newsletter
    • Website (customer appeal, navigation, user experience)
    • Testimonials
    • Member surveys (annual, pulse surveys)
    • Membership (new, prospect, orientation, referrals)

  • Professional Development/Programming
    Co-chair:
    Mindy Notte (Pontoon) Members: Andrea Cooper (CUNA Mutual); Danielle O’Neill (Yoh)
    HRO Today Association liaison:
    Wendy Metzgar
    Focus:

    • Networking opportunities
    • Certification
    • Events (HRO Today Forums, Award programs)
    • Professional Development Livestream Sessions
    • Partnerships/industry councils

  • Standards and Practices
    Co-chairs:
    Brian Bules (GSK), Jennifer Knippenberg (AMN Healthcare), Jason Munoz (Weatherford); Members: Vanessa Kichler (Yoh)

    HRO Today Association liaison:
    Zachary Misko
    Focus:

    • Industry councils (provider certification, buyer education, HRO Today Baker’s Dozen)
    • Research
    • Content
    • Pulse Discussions

Job Descriptions

Skills and Qualities Important for the Role:

  • Able to work in a team environment with a variety of individuals of different backgrounds, experiences, and skills.
  • Good listener who is willing to consider a variety of viewpoints.
  • A willingness to compromise when appropriate.
  • A commitment to actively engage in Committee discussions both in person and virtually.
  • A commitment to make sound decisions for the good of the Association by reviewing and considering all presented materials.
  • Able to follow through with providing feedback and completing projects and tasks assigned in a timely manner.
  • Good organization, time management, and delegation skills.

Time Commitment:

  • There is one in-person Committee meeting (1 hour in length) and monthly Committee meetings held via conference call (usually 1 hour in length).
  • The face-to-face meeting is optional and takes place in conjunction with the HRO Today Association Conference.
  • Committee work requires some time but mostly through conference calls and email discussions.
  • May require work in preparation for Committee meetings and/or Quarterly Committee Call.
  • Additional time required if you are working in a leadership capacity on a specific initiative.
  • Co-Chairs may need time to prepare written reports due a week or so before the actual meeting times.
  • Work as a Committee co-chair requires conference calls and email communications with your members, communication with the HRO Today Association staff liaison, Director of Membership Services and other committee members to move initiatives forward.