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SHRM YP Advisory Council 2014 Members


The Young Professionals Advisory Council exists to serve the interests of SHRM young professional (YP) members and provide guidance to SHRM for attracting and retaining non-member YPs.   It also exists to ensure that SHRM YP activities are relevant to members and SHRM. 

HR Young Professionals (YP’s) Toolkit for SHRM Affiliated Chapters
The 2014 YPAC has produced the HR Young Professionals (YP’s) Toolkit for SHRM Affiliated Chapters to guide chapters in how to attract, engage and retain YP’s.  Further enhancement to this toolkit will continue through 2015.

Daisy Alviso
Alamo, Texas
Southwest Central Region

 Daisy Alviso is a well-rounded HR professional with twelve years of broad Human Resources experience with the financial services industry. In her current role, Alviso serves as a Sr. Employee Relations Specialist where her responsibilities include recruiting, FMLA leave administration, and employee and labor relations.
Alviso has a B.B.A. in Management with an emphasis in HR from the University of Texas Pan American, and is currently pursing her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Our Lady of the Lake University. She earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute in 2011.
Her passion for HR is reflected through continuous involvement in local SHRM chapters, where she has served in various positions including College-Relations Chair, Legislative Chair, President-Elect, President, and Past-President. Alviso is currently District Director for the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas SHRM State Council. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, traveling, and volunteering within her community. Alviso resides in Edinburg, TX with her husband and son, and is excited about joining SHRM YPAC, where she looks forward to making an impact in the HR arena.



Ashley Cuthbertson
Amherst, NY
Northeast Region

Ashley graduated from Canisius College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a minor in Human Resources. Upon her graduation, Ashley took a full-time role at New England Financial/Metlife where she had interned the previous semester. Ashley focused on recruiting for financial services, as well as contracting and benefits for the office.

Then, in 2008, Ashley began working at Ingram Micro as an HR Coordinator. In the four years she has been there, she has taken on progressively higher positions to her current role today of HR Business Partner. In this role, Ashley focuses on the strategic workforce planning, talent development, executive coaching and organizational design for over 500 employees across North America. Ashley is also the Diversity and Inclusion Forum lead for her local Ingram Micro office. Ingram Micro is a Fortune 100 Company in IT Distribution with over 15,000 employees worldwide.

In addition to her role at Ingram Micro, Ashley is on the Board of Directors at her local chapter, Buffalo Niagara Human Resources Association as well as the New York State Chapter of SHRM.  In her spare time, Ashley enjoys reading, testing new restaurants and exploring Buffalo.



Anthony J. Dix, MBA, SPHR
Madison, Wisc.
North Central Region 

Anthony Dix joined University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation in 2002 and currently is the HR Services Manager where he oversees compensation and benefits, recruitment and employee relations. 

Dix completed undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, receiving a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in Human Resources.  Anthony completed graduate work at Edgewood College, receiving a Masters in Business Administration.  Mr. Dix also holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.  He continues professional and personal development through attendance at numerous in-service and training sessions.

Dix’s professional memberships include World at Work (WAW), ASHHRA, WSHHRA, Greater Madison Area Society of Human Resource Management (GMA SHRM), and National Society for Human Resource Management.   Mr. Dix is a former past president of the Greater Madison Area SHRM and has also served in numerous roles on the Wisconsin State SHRM Council throughout his career.  Mr. Dix serves on Advisory Boards at both Edgewood College and University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. 




Mark Hocker
Bartlett, Ill.
North Central Region

Mark Hocker is a HR Business Partner with Wockhardt in Morton Grove, Ill. (just north of Chicago).  Wockhardt is a manufacturer of a wide range of generic pharmaceuticals.  Hocker’s primary duties include employee relations, coaching and training company leadership, recruiting, and working on special projects.  Prior to working at Wockhardt, Hocker  served in a couple HR roles on active duty in the Illinois Army National Guard.  Mark also served in Iraq from May 2005 to April 2006.

In August 2013 Hocker  completed a Master of Education with a concentration in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a graduate certificate in Geographical Information Analysis from Northern Illinois University.  He also has a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a minor in Anthropology from Illinois State University.  In December 2013 Hocker passed the test for the Senior Professional in Human Resources certification.  

Hocker resides in Bartlett, Ill. with his wife and two puggles, but is originally from Central Illinois.  In his free time he enjoys competing in running races and triathlons, completing home improvements, and following his favorite sports teams.  


Chanel Jackson
Raymond, Ohio
North Central Region

Chanel Jackson is approaching four years as a recruiter with Honda R&D Americas, Inc. in Raymond, Ohio. She has previous HR experience working with the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Thrashers and Philips Arena in Atlanta, Ga. and Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Jackson has the passion and experience for finding and selecting talented individuals from Entertainment to highly Technical industries. In her current role, she is responsible for full-time and student recruiting for Honda's research division covering Automotive & Powersports in Ohio and South Carolina; Power Equipment in North Carolina and Marine products in Florida.

An Atlanta native, Jackson  obtained her Master's of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2010. In her community, she serves on the leadership committee of the Columbus Young Professionals group that has over 17k members. In her free time, Jackson enjoys traveling across the US and abroad. She has spent time in Australia and Japan. Jackson  resides in the Dublin, Ohio, with her 2 year old Maltese.



Greg Low
San Francisco, Calif.
Pacific West Region

Greg Low is a global human resources strategist with broad human resources experience. He recently joined Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) as a Senior Business Partner in Human Resources.  JLL is a financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate services and investment management.  Greg ensures the flawless execution of human resources programs and practices.  He actively coaches and partners with business leaders and colleagues to execute plans that optimize talent through the facilitation of HR programs that enhance a culture of inclusiveness and diversity, linking development and leadership initiatives to business strategy and measureable results. 

Before JLL, Low led the global mobility (expatriate) program management at Prologis, the world’s largest provider of industrial real estate in markets across the globe with over $46 billion total assets under management. In addition, Low partnered with senior leadership and global stakeholders to help drive the development and refinement of global HR policies, programs, and integration efforts. This partnership focused on compensation and incentive management and building the HR analytics functions at Prologis.

Prior to joining Prologis, he was a human resources generalist at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, an international law firm. During his tenure there he gained extensive experience managing full-cycle recruiting, office expansions, benefits administration, and employee and management relations. Also, he managed attorney training and professional development projects, seminars, summer program communications, and outreach efforts.

When not at work, he enjoys competitive swimming, challenging origami, and planning his next exploration to a new country. He is a proud graduate from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in socio-cultural anthropology (Go Bears!) and is GPHR certified. He also volunteers with the Cal Alumni Association as a leadership scholarship reader and interviewer as he strongly values "paying it forward".


Jessica Lustig, PHR
New York, N.Y.
Northeast Region

Jessie Lustig, PHR, is a passionate Human Resources professional with experience in the education and fashion industries. She is an Assistant Director of HR at the College Board, where she focuses primarily on recruitment and organizational development initiatives. Prior to working at the College Board, she held HR internships at Michael Kors and Barneys New York.

Lustig graduated from the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) with a Bachelor's in Psychology and Leadership Studies. She is currently preparing for the PHR certification exam, and is interested in pursuing a Master's in Organizational Psychology or HR Management.

Lustig is very active in her local SHRM chapter HR/NY, where she is the Chair of GenXtraordinarY, an interest group focused on leveraging generational differences in the workplace.

Lustig lives in New York City and loves running, going to rock concerts, watching the NBA, and discovering the city's hole-in-the-wall gems. She is thrilled to be a part of YPAC, and can't wait to promote and serve the next generation of HR leaders.



Jeromy Manke
Reno, NV
Pacific West Region

Jeromy Manke joined Strategic HR Partners, LLC, a consulting firm in Reno, Nevada, in September 2012 as an HR Associate. His focuses include providing Human Resource services and development strategies for small businesses, employee relations, HR legal compliance, and internal investigations.

Manke is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and minor in Spanish. He earned his Assurance of Learning certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) shortly after. He is currently serving as the Young Professionals and Emerging Leaders Director for the Nevada State SHRM Council. Manke has experience both in the non-profit sector and in the field of employment law. 




Kevin Mottram
Issiquah, Wash.
Pacific West Region

Kevin Mottram was born and raised in Minnesota, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management, and a Master in HRIR from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

Post graduate school, Mottram began working at Microsoft in the HR Trax Rotational Program.  This program gave him exposure to many facets of HR – Talent Management, Staffing, and an International assignment in Dublin.  Mottram currently support a large engineering organization as an HR Manager at Microsoft.

Outside of work, Mottram stay busy with two young sons, Jett and Maximus, and his wife Erin.  He lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest in Issaquah, WA, and enjoy all things outdoors. You can find Mottram on LinkedIn at



Catherine Preim
Philadelphia, Pa.
Northeast Region

Catherine Preim is currently the Human Resources Talent Strategist with NELSON, a national Architecture and Engineering firm. She is responsible for all things “Talent” related including recruitment and training for the entire organization. In addition, she assists with immigration management, FMLA administration, and benefits. Prior to joining NELSON, Catherine was a Human Resources Assistant with STV Incorporated, an Architecture, Engineering, and Construction firm. She is an active member of Philadelphia SHRM and currently serves on their Emerging HR Leader’s Committee which is dedicated to engaging local HR professionals with 0-8 years of HR experience. She is responsible for coordinating their networking events and is a liaison to one of the local Student SHRM Chapters.

Preim graduated Magna Cum Laude from Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a degree in Human Resource Management.  Originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, she now calls the “city of brotherly love” her home. She is passionate about engaging young HR professionals and is looking forward to working on the YPAC.



Chris Stewart
Raleigh, N.C.
Southeast Region

Chris Stewart is the Human Resources Consultant for McDonald’s USA, LLC supporting the Raleigh Region. In this role, he leads the planning, consulting and execution of strategic people initiatives for corporate staff and nearly 800 restaurants in portions of: Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia that together serve more than one million customers each day.

A native of Dillon, S.C., Stewart brings over ten years of human resources, management and operations experience with various Fortune 500 companies across multiple industries. He is known for his innovative approach to employee engagement and forwarding thinking in relation to human resources business insights. Stewart is keen on emotional intelligence and utilizes those indicators to have crucial conversations across all levels, which prompts all parties involved to see the “big picture.”

In addition, to his duties with McDonald’s Stewart serves on the Board of Directors for John Avery Boys and Girls Club, Inc., participates in the National Urban League Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was also elected to serve on the Young Professionals Advisory Council (2014) for The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.

Stewart currently resides in Raleigh, N.C. and enjoys domestic and international travel, arts and entertainment, sporting events and being a foodie.



Eve Sweeting
Punta Gorda, Fla.
Southeast Region

Eve Sweeting is the Human Resources Manager for Fishermen’s Village in Southwest Florida. She is currently an HR Department of One handling all human resource needs for this small company, which boasts a waterfront mall, resort and marina. Eve is proud to have served on the local Charlotte County Society for Human Resources Management board for five years, serving as President in 2012. Eve also served on the Charlotte County Young Professionals board for four years. She was honored to speak at the HR Florida Conference in 2010, focusing on Recruiting and Retaining Younger Employees.

Sweeting holds two Masters Degrees: an M.A. in Adult Education focusing on Human Resource Development from the University of South Florida, and an M.B.A. from Florida Gulf Coast University. She also holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute. When she is not working, Eve enjoys spending time with her husband and young daughter. The family is happily expecting the addition of a baby boy this Spring.



Patrick Walsh
Houston, Texas
Southwest Central Region


Jason Williams
San Leandro, Calif.
Pacific West Region


Callie Zipple, PHR
Milwaukee, Wisc.
North Central Region

Callie Zipple, PHR, is a Wisconsin native and resident who graduated from St. Norbert College in Green Bay, WI with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a Human Resources and Leadership focus.  She served as the Intern in the HR Department on campus and upon graduation worked as a Staffing Consultant with Landmark Staffing Resources in Appleton, WI for a year and a half specializing in recruiting and staffing.  Zipple then accepted the role of HR Generalist at one of KI, Inc.’s manufacturing facilities located in Bonduel, WI.  She served in that role for 2 years handling such tasks as recruiting, unemployment, leaves of absence, and payroll.  Also, from 2012-2013, Zipple served in a volunteer role with WISHRM as the College Relations Director.  Her primary duty in that role was to act as a liaison between national SHRM and student chapters throughout the state.  She was also responsible for coordinating a successful annual state student conference and competition.  In December 2013, Zipple moved to Milwaukee, Wisc., where she began working with Adelman Travel in another HR Generalist role handling recruiting, performance management and EE relations.  In August 2014, Zipple accepted a position with Zebra Technologies as a Senior HR Coordinator and will be assisting the company with an expansion/acquisition.  


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