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MEET YOUR HR KNOWLEDGE ADVISORS

Pattie Graves

Pattie Graves, SHRM-SCP

Pattie Graves, SHRM-SCP, has been an HR Knowledge Advisor for 10 years. Prior to coming onboard with SHRM, Pattie worked as an HR manager and HR director in manufacturing, transportation and retail. She has 20 years of HR experience and is also a small business owner. 


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Elissa Jessup

Kim McNeil, SHRM-SCP

Kim McNeil is an HR practitioner with 9 years of experience.  This experience includes expertise in benefits and compensation, international HR, mergers and acquisitions, employee relations, performance management, talent acquisition, federal contracts, and compliance.  Kim has a Bachelor of Arts in World Politics from The Catholic University of America.  Kim resides in Virginia with her family.


Elissa Jessup, SHRM-CP

Elissa Jessup, SHRM-CP, has 8 years' human resources experience in the private sector, higher education, and government. Her areas of expertise include classification, compensation, talent management, benefits and employee relations. Elissa earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, and a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Human Resources Management.  Outside of work, she enjoys date nights with her husband, traveling with family and friends, visiting wineries and scrapbooking.


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