Board of Directors

President

Benjamine (Ed) Edward Carpenter, II

becarpenterjr@gmail.com

Ed Carpenter has been working in the HR field for over 30 years and is the Corporate Director of Human Resources for Superior Van & Mobility and is based in their corporate office in Louisville KY. Superior Van & Mobility is an industry leader providing state-of-the-art mobility solutions for the consumer and commercial transportation industry and a proud member of the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association. Ed provides full support for all human resources functions for the company’s 13 locations in South Bend IN, Ft. Wayne IN, Indianapolis IN, Evansville IN, Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Knoxville TN, New Orleans LA, Baton Rouge LA, Omaha NE, Pensacola FL and Montgomery AL.

Ed has been a member of SISHRM since shortly after the chapter was formed. He has served as the Chapter Certification Director and Workforce Readiness Director for several years and most recently as President Elect for the chapter. Ed attended IU Southeast, is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified, and has been an adjunct professor at Ivy Tech co-teaching the SHRM Certification Prep Course for several years. He recently served on the Region 10 Workforce Investment Board in various board postions overseeing WorkOne offices and funding covering a six county local area. As an avid gardener and woodworker, he and his wife Patsy enjoy living in the rural hills of Washington County and enjoy supporting their daughter Amanda's business, Amazing Grace Digital Photography & Imaging.

As President of SISHRM, this role is to provide leadership to the local chapter consistent with state, regional, and SHRM policy, strategies and objectives. Effectively operate the chapter so that the needs of the members are met. Perform other duties as required by the local chapter's bylaws. Serve as a voting member of the state council. Ed also serves on the board for HR Indiana SHRM as the SHRM Foundation Director.  

Secretary

Mary Rone

mary.rone@ais-s4.com

Mary Rone is the Recruiting Specialist for Petrochem Insulation, a Nationally based Industrial Construction company owned by ASRC (Arctic Slope Regional Corporation).  She is located at the Mid-America branch in Sellersburg, IN.  She has over 24 years of Human Resource experience as a generalist.  Mary’s main work experience has been in small privately held companies where she was the “One-Stop” HR Manager specializing in a wide range of HR functions including OSHA compliance, Recruiting, Onboarding, Payroll, Performance Management, Benefit Design and Execution.  Mary started her HR career with employee staffing giant, Kelly Services.  She has been with Petrochem for almost five years, initially as the Mid-America Branch Human Resource Manager and has recently moved into the newly established Recruiting Specialist role which recruits for all staff positions across nine branches in seven states.  Mary and her husband, Greg, are active members of First Baptist Church, Charlestown, IN.  Their family consists of two married children, (daughter and son in-law), two grandchildren and 11 year old Brady, a chocolate lab.  Mary’s hobbies are decorating her new home, reading mystery novels, swimming and being a Grandma.

 

As the Certification Director will handle all chapter programming certifications and assist members with obtaining or recertifying.

As Secretary of SISHRM, this role is to take minutes of board meetings and actions, provide notice of meetings and general correspondence to the board. Maintain chapter records and history, in addition to making sure the chapter completes and hits all goals that pertain to our SHAPE initiatives.

Treasurer

Arnie Schnobrich

aschnobrich@floydcounty.in.gov

Arnie held various positions as a Human Resources Officer before retiring from the military in 2006.  Since then he has also held positions in Human Resources in manufacturing, the federal government and UofL hospital.   Arnie currently works as the Human Resource Director for Floyd County Government.  He is a graduate of Central Michigan University with a Master’s in Public Administration and holds both the SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications.  Originally from Minnesota, Arnie and his family moved to Southern Indiana after retiring from the military in 2006. 

As Treasurer of SISHRM, this role acts as financial officer and advisor to chapter board of directors. Maintains the chapter mailbox and distributes mail to the appropriate officer, director, or chair. Send dues notices and other invoices to members. File appropriate forms and information with IRS.

Director of Membership

Lea S Bottorff

lea.bottorff@parker.com

As Director of Membership, this role manages the membership function to successfully achieve an increase in chapter membership. Lea and her membership team provide new chapter orientations in conjunction with the Director of Communications and successfully maintains the membership database.

Director of External Relations

Jamie Flock

jflock@rauchinc.org

Jamie Flock, SHRM-CP, is the Human Resources Manager for RBR Alliance, Inc. (Rauch, Inc., and Blue River Services, Inc.). He has been with Rauch and then RBR Alliance for 3 plus years, starting as an HR Assistant, moving to HR Generalist, and recently taking the role as HR Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and is currently enrolled in the Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources and Employment Relations program at Pennsylvania State University. He enjoys all topics Human Resources and is highly interested in Human Resources in an international setting.

As the Director of External Relations, this role will manage relationships with all of our sponsors and businesses who wish to participate with SISHRM. She is the "go-to" in obtaining information on advertising or partnering with our chapter.

Director of Certification

Mary Rone

mary.rone@ais-s4.com

Mary Rone is the Recruiting Specialist for Petrochem Insulation, a Nationally based Industrial Construction company owned by ASRC (Arctic Slope Regional Corporation).  She is located at the Mid-America branch in Sellersburg, IN.  She has over 24 years of Human Resource experience as a generalist.  Mary’s main work experience has been in small privately held companies where she was the “One-Stop” HR Manager specializing in a wide range of HR functions including OSHA compliance, Recruiting, Onboarding, Payroll, Performance Management, Benefit Design and Execution.  Mary started her HR career with employee staffing giant, Kelly Services.  She has been with Petrochem for almost five years, initially as the Mid-America Branch Human Resource Manager and has recently moved into the newly established Recruiting Specialist role which recruits for all staff positions across nine branches in seven states.  Mary and her husband, Greg, are active members of First Baptist Church, Charlestown, IN.  Their family consists of two married children, (daughter and son in-law), two grandchildren and 11 year old Brady, a chocolate lab.  Mary’s hobbies are decorating her new home, reading mystery novels, swimming and being a Grandma.

 

As the Certification Director will handle all chapter programming certifications and assist members with obtaining or recertifying.

As Secretary of SISHRM, this role is to take minutes of board meetings and actions, provide notice of meetings and general correspondence to the board. Maintain chapter records and history, in addition to making sure the chapter completes and hits all goals that pertain to our SHAPE initiatives.

Hospitality Director

Kim Calabro

kcalabro@cityofjeff.net

As the Hospitality Director, this role will welcome new members into the chapter and coordinate the logistics of monthly membership meetings and our annual conference.

Workforce Readiness/College Relations

Karen Goodwell

kgoodwell@co.clark.in.us

Karen Goodwell, JD, SHRM-SCP, a native of New Albany, graduated from DePauw University in 1981.  After graduating from the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis  (McKinney School of Law) in December 1984, Karen was admitted to the Indiana Bar in early 1985.  Since 1985 Karen’s practice covered various aspects of employment law for both corporate and individual clients.  In January of 2018 Karen accepted the position of Director of Human Resources for Clark County Government. St. John Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery of Ohio Valley occupy many off duty hours through community and church functions. Karen and Bob, her husband of 35 years, have two adult children, who both married wonderful spouses.  Bob and Karen recently became grandparents.

As Workforce Readiness Chair, this role monitors and evaluates local activities concerning workforce readiness issues and plans and encourages chapter involvement and activities impacting the workforce readiness arena.  Communicates with local faculty/colleges to provide classroom visits to discuss HR topics, the Chapter, internships/scholarships, SHRM membership, etc. Acts as mentor to college students seeking a career in HR.

Director of Communications

Traci Wright

Traci.wright@siho.org

As Director of Communications, this role will provide timely and comprehensive information to chapter members about programs, workshops, and other matters of interest via chapter publications. Create and maintain a favorable image of the chapter working for the professional development of its members by: (a) keeping membership informed of chapter projects, activities and upcoming meetings, and (b) disseminating relevant professional information viewed as beneficial to the members. Lead the newsletter, Web site, and marketing committee.

Director of Technology

Susan Foster Woods

swoods@talisgroup.com

As Director of Technology, Susan will manage and maintain the SISHRM website, research and make recommendations for the chapter's technology needs. She will also assist in set up for any meetings.  Susan Woods is the Director of Recruitment for Talis Group, Inc. and has been helping regional manufacturers hire talented professional for over 25 years. Susan served on the Board for One Southern Indiana for 6 years and has been a member of SISHRM since 2007. She often speaks to local associations regarding recruitment and career development. and facilitates an HR Roundtable in River Ridge. You can connect with Susan at www.talisgroup.com or on Linked in at www.linkedin.com/in/SusanFosterWoods.

Past President

Erica Sharp

Erica.sharp@anthem.com

Erica Sharp began her career in Human Resources with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in dialing for dollars and working her way up to Human Resources. From St. Jude to Lightyear as a Client Account Manager for. This led her to a career with Humana, where she is was for 14+ years. In November of 2016 Erica moved to AssuredPartners as an Employee Benefit Consultant. In February of 2019 she moved to the Specialty Sales Executive role with Anthem of Kentucky. Erica majored in Business Administrative and Management from Indiana University-Southeast. She is very active in community serving as co-Chair of the USACares Gala, and serving on the OneSI board. Erica is a resident of Floyds Knobs, IN and enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt and her children, Dustin , Laney, and Tyler In her spare time Erica enjoys running, in the early morning hours, with her friends, participating in many races local and surrounding states.

As Past President, they will advise the president and other officers and members of the board of directors regarding past practices, general operations, and other matters to assist in the smooth operation of the chapter. Past President is a non-voting board role

Director of Programming

Matthew Robert Murry

matt@touchdownbiz.com

Matt Murry is the owner of Touchdown Business Solutions, a New Albany-based Full-Service Recruitment and Consulting firm specializing in manufacturing and engineering solutions. Prior to starting TBS, Matt spent time as an HR professional in the Lumber & Building Materials and Paper Converting industries. He is a graduate of IU Southeast (where he is pursuing his MBA) and Brownstown Central High School.  Matt is a legacy HR professional, following in his father Mike’s footsteps. He is married to Mallory, who works as a Special Education Implementation Coach in JCPS, and they have one fur-baby, a cat named Tux.

As Programming Chair of SISHRM, Matt is in charge of all of the programming for the year 2020 and will eventually move into the President Elect role for 2021.