Highly motivated and analytical business professional with strong collaboration, organization and communication skills. Success in leading effective strategies to improve corporate relationships; seeking to leverage experience in human resources to a career in contract business analysis.
Hiring and Retention
Training and Development
Verbal and written communication skills
Team player and self-motivated
Proficient computer skills
Sensitive to cultural differences
Group facilitation, presentation, and organizational skills
Recruitment & Retention Manager01/2014 to Current Keeneland Association, Inc – Lexington, KY
Devised and executed strategic recruitment and staffing plans for entire organization including full-time, part-time and seasonal staff at Keeneland and its subsidiaries.
Improved and/or standardized recruitment, interviewing, selection, onboarding and development processes across business lines (core, support and F&B operations).
Negotiated employment contracts, raises and performance reviews for office and executive staff.
Managed RFP process for online applicant tracking database.
Developed and managed database of applicants and new employees.
Generated monthly and annual reports regarding applicants, staffing and job postings.
Created formal corporate onboarding processes and established onsite application center.
Provided counsel on best practices related to human resources, corporate culture and engagement.
Associate Director01/2009 to 01/2013 Fayette County Public Schools – Lexington, KY
Created and executed strategic recruitment plan emphasizing certified and classified staff diversity through innovative sourcing and talent pipelines.
Managed district application center which conducted mandatory compliance pieces including applications, federal/state background checks, online trainingsand
Tracked and prepared annual staffing and diversity reports.
Presented best practices and process improvements to increase the number of
applicants and retain top district talent.
Assisted in the development and execution of leadership development
Oversaw sponsorship of international employees on employment-based visas or
Constituent Services Representative01/2004 to 01/2009 U.S. Congressman Ben Chandler – Lexington, KY
Timely maintained 200+ active constituent case files for grievances with various federal agencies.
Researched and applied federal laws and agency processes to assist in casework.
Served as a liaison with federal, state, district and local agencies.
Represented member at community events within the 6th Congressional District.
Master of Arts: Public Administration 2007Kentucky State University -
Bachelor of Arts: Broadcast Journalism2004University of Kentucky-