MVHRA Connections -April 2014
April 2014 Newsletter
Presidential Ponderings Volume 3, Edition 4
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Welcome New MVHRA Members!
Sarah Schena, Business Development Specialist, McGohan Brabender
Crystal Lockard, HR Manager, Orthopedic Associates of Southwest Ohio
David Lawrence, Special Projects Administrator, City of Dayton
Marlene Adams, HR Coordinator, Menards
Michelle Belyeu, HR Supervisor, Advanced Composites, Inc.
Eric Simmons, Recruiter, Woolpert
Melissa Roderick, Professional in Transition
Yashica Gayle, Professional in Transition
Loriane Wyatt, Student, Edison State
The Power of Networking
Michelle Sullivan, MS
MVHRA luncheon meetings are on the second Tuesday of each month and the wine socials are the third Thursday of each month. These are both great opportunities to connect with fellow HR members.
Many of us are guilty in forgetting to invite others to join us. However, Marla Adams extended an invite
to Christopher Sackett.
Having just retired from the military Christopher was a "newbie" to civilian life. He was not even sure if
Human Resources was the equivalent to the actual work he was performing in the military.
The confusion and outlook were waning on Christopher's hope of finding stable employment. The
luncheon Christopher attended Theresa Napier presented information for transitioning employees.
Christopher made a point to speak with Theresa after the lunch. This connection was pivotal in
Christopher's quest for employment. He was able to connect with a company because of the
connections he made within MVHRA. Before he knew it, he was offered a position.
Currently Christopher proudly works for DRT Holdings, Inc., doing much more than an internship. He
is the Human Resources Department. He looks forward to new challenges every week. Some are a bit
more of a struggle compared to others, just because of terminology being a bit different in civilian life
versus military life. Now a member of MVHRA and SHRM, Christopher has many resources to assist with
this transition. He even has ideas for helping other retired military professionals with transitioning to
Christopher's story is a reminder to us that the power of networking can really change ones career
direction. I met Christopher at one of the luncheons, because I challenged myself to sit next to an
unfamiliar face. The connection that Christopher and I made allowed us to collaborate and share his
story with all of you.
I challenge each of us to meet someone that is unfamiliar to us, not just professionally but personally.
One never knows how this can impact us or the other person. The power of networking never ceases.