SHRM Forms New Blog Squad; Team of Five to Provide End-to-End Coverage at 2010 Annual Conference in San Diego

Jun 10, 2010

SHRM Forms New Blog Squad; Team of Five to Provide End-to-End Coverage at 2010 Annual Conference in San Diego

Alexandria, Va. − The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today announced the launch of its first ever Blog Squad, a team of five HR bloggers who will provide continuous coverage during SHRM’s 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition in San Diego, CA from June 27 to 30.

The Blog Squad, all active SHRM members, were selected for their current blogging activities, social media knowledge, and a passion for human resources. The bloggers will post articles, musings and videos about the speakers, programs, attendees, and city of San Diego during their four days at SHRM’s annual conference.Blog and video entries will be posted on SHRM's blog.

“We are excited to have such a talented group to form our blog squad for this year's Annual Conference,” said SHRM's Manager of PR & Social Media Relations Curtis Midkiff. “They will certainly bring a unique perspective to our Annual Conference coverage and, in the process, be a part of our ongoing efforts at SHRM to engage our members around the world using social media.”

The 2010 Blog Squad line-up is:

  1. David Bowles, Ph.D., co-author of Employee Morale: Driving Performance in Challenging Times and blogger at Morale at Work.
  2. Jessica Miller-Merrell, SPHR, HR professional, television host of “Job Search Secrets,” author of Tweet This! Twitter for Business, and blogger at Blogging4Jobs.
  3. Rachel Salley, SPHR, an HR consultant and blogger with Musings From the Career Anarchist.
  4. Matthew Stollak, Ph.D., SPHR, assistant professor of business administration at St. Norbert College and blogger at True Faith HR.
  5. April Dowling, SPHR, HR Generalist, active member of the Birmingham SHRM Chapter and blogger at PseudoHR.

Blog Squad team members receive a complimentary conference registration, SHRM Blog Squad apparel, exclusive behind-the-scenes access, and use of SHRM's new conference social media lounge.

SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition is the world’s largest gathering of HR professionals with attendees from more than 70 countries coming to the 2010 conference. Al Gore, Steve Forbes, and Marcus Buckingham will be the keynote speakers.


About the Society for Human Resource Management

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China and India. Visit SHRM Online at


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