About HRACO

About HRACO

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With a proud history that goes back to 1944, the Human Resource Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) (SHRM Chapter #14) is proud to serve HR professionals, small business owners, and managers throughout central Ohio. HRACO is a non-profit chartered chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

We are here to promote HR best practices, inform members of current trends and legislation in HR subject matter, and encourage responsible leadership through community outreach activities. Join us and share best practices, receive policy advice, attend professional development workshops, and attend monthly meetings to network with other HR professionals.

Our Mission

The Human Resources Association of Central Ohio will Lead, Educate and Inspire HR Excellence within the Central Ohio community.

Our Vision

Promote and Elevate Human Resources.

Our 2023 Board of Directors

The governing body of the Association is a volunteer Board of Directors whose duties are outlined in the Association’s constitution. Board members are elected annually by the membership. Board-appointed officers assist the Board of Directors in conducting the Association’s business and programs. The Chapter Management Professional serves in a part-time capacity managing the Association’s day-to-day operations.

President 

Brittany Marcellino

SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Human Resources Manager

Axia Consulting

866-937-5550 x277

Email Brittany

President Elect

Bradley Beer

Human Resources Director

Germain of Columbus

614-383-4131

Email Bradley

Past President

Annee Duprey

Attorney at Law

Frost Brown Todd LLC

740-310-9278 

Email Annee

Secretary

Jane Magness

Training and Development Manager
BMI Federal Credit Union
773-490-9475
Email Jane

Treasurer

Sharon DeLay

President & Owner

GO-HR
614-473-0122 x1
Email Sharon

 

VP of Membership

Brad Harshaw

Partner & Director of Marketing/Business Development
Strategic Payroll Solutions
614-545-6955
Email Brad

 

VP of Marketing & Communications

Spencer Williams

SHRM-SCP, SPHR

HR Business Partner IV

ADP

614-440-7258

Email Spencer

VP of Programming 

Ankit Shah

Talent Development Supervisor 

Columbus State Community College

614-355-4320

Email Ankit

VP of Diversity & Inclusion 

Babiya Polk

Benefits Consultant 

Aflac

614-557-9844

Email Babiya

VP of Government Affairs

Cathy Strauss

Office Managing Partner

Ice Miller
614-462-1069

Email Cathy

VP of College Relations

Rebecca Jacobs 

Esq., SHRM-SCP

General Counsel and Director

Employers Resource Association

614-338-5114

Email Rebecca

VP of Professional Development

Joe Rotella

SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Chief Value Officer 

Delphia Consulting, LLC

614-754-4326

Email Joe

VP of Workforce Readiness

Vacant


Email Workforce Development 

VP of Resource Partnerships

Matt Banks

HCM Sales Consultant

Mercer

419-559-6514

Email Matt

VP of Emerging Professionals

Emily Magill

SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Director

Zipline Logistics

614-312-5332

Email Emily

At Large Board Member

Brenton Meininger

Director of Business Development

Milestone Benefits

614-813-0854

Email Brenton

Chapter & Board Support

Celia Werner

Chapter Management Professional

614-342-0268

Email Celia

Headshots and website photos are provided through a partnership with Ian Alexander Photography

Volunteer with HRACO

The HRACO Board of Directors welcomes committee members to assist with our various initiatives. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out and a member of our Board of Directors will follow up.

Support HRACO

HRACO is proud to support various community initiatives in the Central Ohio community. Our support is empowered by the generous support of our members and community partners. HRACO is proud to offer our Student Scholarship program and be a  presenting sponsor of the “Wonderful Workplaces for Young Professionals” in and around Columbus. We continue to leverage our resources for a meaningful impact that promotes the Human Resource profession. 

Please consider making a donation to HRACO so we can continue our community outreach, programming initiatives, and student scholarship program. 

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