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Akron SHRM Committees

    One of the most rewarding ways to make connections and support the human resources profession is through involvement in Akron SHRM’s committees. Our committees offer a wide range of volunteer and leadership opportunities. Feel free to contact a committee chairperson to see how you can become involved in your chapter!

    College Relations

    Akron SHRM provides leadership to future human resource professionals by supporting local student chapters of SHRM and offering annual scholarships for those seeking higher education in the field.

    Chairperson: Erin Makarius, Ph.D


    Akron SHRM's Certification Committee seeks to provide encouragement and information relating to human resources related certifications and higher education.

    Chairperson: Doug Rogers

    Governmental Affairs 

    The Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC) provides members information and events surrounding current legislation and educates members about making their voices heard.

    Chairperson: Karen Adinolfi, Esq. 


    Akron SHRM’s Diversity Committee is designed to promote diversity and inclusion through activities and education; spearhead efforts to diversify the chapter’s leadership and membership; and publicize quality diversity programs in the local community.

    Chairperson- Dawn Fichter


    Akron SHRM’s Hospitality Committee welcomes members and guests to all chapter functions. This committee also coordinates registration and payment activities and 50/50 foundation raffles.

    Chairperson: Becky Price

    Profile photo of Melanie Maulding, REBC, PPACA, VBS

    Chairperson: Melanie Maulding


    Akron SHRM’s Membership Committee coordinates all membership related activities and maintains our chapter roster.


    Chairperson: Bob Dianetti



    Akron SHRM’s Public Relations Committee seeks to publicize Akron SHRM’s meetings, events as well as accomplishments of our members in the local media.

    Co-Chairperson: Heather Cook 


    Co-Chairperson: Kathy Menditto, SHRM- CP


    Akron SHRM’s Programming Committee coordinates all speakers and facility arrangements for the chapter’s meetings and events.  

    Chairperson: Kathy Menditto


    Akron SHRM’s Sponsorship Committee offers human resources related vendors the opportunity to share products and services with our members.

    Chairperson: Kristen Babbin


    Akron SHRM’s Foundation Committee educates, promotes, and leads chapter fundraising activities focused on supporting the SHRM Foundation.  Through tax-deductible donations from corporations, organizations, and individual HR professionals, the SHRM Foundation funds research, publications and education that has a direct and practical impact in advancing the Human Resources profession and enhancing the effectiveness of HR professionals.

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    Chairperson: Kelley King

    Workforce Readiness

    Akron SHRM’s Workforce Readiness Committee strives to establish a positive presence for Akron SHRM in the education of the future workforce and in the local community.

    Chairperson: Shari Warman 

    Social and Community Service

    The community service chair is responsible for extending a hand to the community on service projects or social events both inside and outside the HR profession. Akron SHRM values the benefit of giving back to the community in the form of service and volunteerism.

    Chairperson: Lisa Mascellino