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National Human Resources Association

March 14, 2011 11:18 ET

Human Resources Association Appoints New Executive Committee Members

NASHUA, NH--(Marketwire - March 14, 2011) - Jamie Rajotte-Tremblay, National President of the National Human Resources Association (, is happy to announce the interim appointment of several Executive Committee members. NHRA is working hard to extend its reach and increase our membership and affiliate presence. By engaging new leaders, we can create and promote business collaboration and partnerships. The new opportunities initiated by these partnerships will support the strategic professional development for Human Resources Professionals enabling them to be effective strategic business partners. We are pleased to welcome the following individuals

Jamie Daerda, Vice President, Affiliate Development and Support. Jamie is the Director of Human Resources for Esse Health. A physician owned healthcare company serving over 250,000 patients located in St. Louis, Missouri. Jamie has ten plus years as an HR Professional in the St. Louis community. She received her undergraduate degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources from Webster University. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in Human Resource Management and plans to graduate in the fall semester of 2012. She currently serves as the President of the National Human Resource Association St. Louis affiliate. 

Brad Eddy, Vice President, Membership Growth & Retention. Brad is a dedicated Human Resources professional with experience managing a full spectrum of HR-related programs. The scope of Brad's HR background includes benefits & payroll administration, employment law, employee relations, staffing & retention as well as leadership development. Brad has also proven successful in the areas of recruitment, online HR tools and employee recognition initiatives to drive employee morale, alignment with corporate goals and positive organizational change. Most recently, in December 2010, Brad successfully earned his PHR Certification from the HR Certification Institute. With Brad's key role in organizational growth at BCC Software, the company experienced a 40% increase in headcount in their both their office locations over the course of two years. With this expansion of human capital, Brad has been instrumental in streamlining the recruiting and on boarding processes for the organization. Prior to Brad's role at BCC, he was an Operations Analyst at a Financial Services company working on several government contracts.

Tana Williams, Vice President, Marketing. Tana is a results driven, business development leader and social media strategist. Currently with Vistage International, a global Executive Leadership Coaching Organization in San Diego, Tana is leading the acquisition of Chief Executive level candidates in the Western United States. During her role at Vistage, Tana has developed and expanded the Vistage brand in target markets to grow Vistage membership. Results include market expansion into four new areas, without prior brand recognition or infrastructure, increasing the company's expected revenue growth by $4.2M. Tana's NHRA service includes 7 years on San Diego and St. Louis Affiliate Board of Directors, including President and Past President Advisor roles.

Tanjah Buchanan-Breedlove, Secretary. Tanjah is the HR/Executive Assistant at the Fathers' Support Center, St. Louis with the responsibility of providing an advanced level of administrative support t to the CEO and senior staff. Her administrative responsibility includes assisting with day to day operations, accounting support, development and managing human resources. Mrs. Buchanan-Breedlove is known for her strong command of the HR body of knowledge. She has proven her ability to exercise extreme discretion regarding confidential information and the capacity to develop and maintain comprehensive administrative processes to improve the efficiency.

Laurie Gunning, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships.  Laurie is a high-energy, versatile professional in the area of Talent Acquisition, providing direct-hire and interim talent for her clients. She is a Principal at ARG in St. Louis, a national recruiting firm and specializes in Management Consulting and senior level roles. She comes from a diverse background that includes management positions in large corporate settings, non-profits, even a high-tech start-up. She has brought the art of applying your transferrable skills when traversing industries as a Career Coach (Certified Management Professional), providing resources to those in career transition with a global leader, as well as with a boutique firm. Her roles, which have blended HR, marketing, project management and business development, have brought her to over 55 countries! She currently serves on the board of St. Louis' NHRA affiliate.

Active recruiting is underway for additional Executive Committee and related committee roles; formal board elections for the upcoming fiscal year which begins July 1, 2011 will be held in late Spring. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Jamie at 866-523-4417.

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