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2024 Board of Directors

    2024 Board


    Robin Hartley, SHRM CP

    HR Manager


    I joined BV-SHRM in 2019 to get more involved with the local HR community and to ensure that I stay up to date on the current issues in the field. I have been working in HR since 2014 and am currently the HR Manager for a technology company Neubus where I will have been for 4 years this year. This is my 4th year serving on the board. I was Sponsor Chair for two years and was Website and Hospitality last year. I am excited to be taking on the role of President this year. My time with BV-SHRM has helped me to greatly expand my knowledge of the HR field and to make amazing connections with other HR Professionals. I have an Associate of Science Degree and my SHRM-CP certification. I am currently studying to take the SHRM-SCP later this year. 

    President Elect 

    Ashton Jones

    Human Resources Manager

    Married for five years with two boys, I’m a Texas A&M alum and an HR Manager, holding a SHRM-SCP certification. As BVSHRM 2024 President-Elect, I’m committed to shaping a dynamic future for our chapter, focusing on humanizing HR. I advocate for our workforce, aiming to help them navigate changes in both work and the world. I strongly uphold the belief that Human Resources professionals should be the paramount ambassadors of the workforce. We are the icons of integrity, the guardians of fairness, and the pioneers of data-driven change. Our true calling lies in uplifting and enhancing the lives of those we serve.


    Krystal Broussard, PHR, SHRM-CP

    HR Manager,
    Boyd Ready Mix, Inc. 

    I have been a member of BV-SHRM since 2001. I joined this group to connect with other HR Professionals and to gain valuable information about current and changing HR topics.

    Currently I am the Treasurer of BV-SHRM.I am responsible for all monies of the chapter. I must maintain and keep accurate financial records and report monthly directly to the-SHRM board. I record all income and expenses and ensure we are operating within in our said budget.
    I hold a Dental Hygiene degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and a Management degree from Texas A&M University. I earned my PHR certification in 2009 and my SHRM-CP certification in 2015.  I have worked in finance and HR for over 19 years and enjoy serving our Chapter.


    Jessica Lennerton

    Human Resources Manager, Texas A&M AgriLife


    I joined BV-SHRM in 2013 to learn more about, and stay up to date on, HR issues. 

    Since then, I have served on the BV-SHRM Board since 2016, starting as the Business Seminar Chair and then simultaneously serving as the President in 2019 and 2022, thus Past President in 2020 and 2023. This year, I’m excited to transition to a new role on the Board, Secretary. Come join our Board and help us serve our community and the HR profession!

    The greatest training and education that has contributed to my success has been the relationships and guidance received from seasoned HR professionals through organizations such as BV-SHRM. My Bachelor’s in HR and MBA were great foundations for a career path, but the real-world experience and finesse added by these relationships have made me a more effective and successful professional.

    Vice President Programs

    Lauren Pearce, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Director of Human Resources

    I joined BV-SHRM in 2013 and have had the pleasure of serving with our amazing board in a variety of volunteer roles, including President. I am passionate about BV-SHRM, because it enhances my effectiveness in the HR field through valuable resources, relationships, opportunities, and training. I don't know what I would do or where I would be without the support of friends made through BV-SHRM. My HRD degree from Texas A&M, PHR, and SHRM-CP provide a strong foundation, but my most valuable resources by far are the cumulative experience and support of our membership. Thanks to our organization, I’ve established a network in the Brazos Valley and beyond to consult on the ever-changing challenges in our field. 

    Co-Vice President

    MaryNell Frey 

    Human Resources Manager

    From day one, BV-SHRM has exceeded my expectations. You’ll have a hard time finding a better group in terms of networking, education and camaraderie. As a professional in HR who has been responsible for a broad range of responsibilities, the variety of topics covered from month to month has been extremely timely and helpful in my day to day.

    My membership has been so beneficial to me that it helped drive my decision to join the Membership committee and welcome others with similar goals. I’m excited to have been chosen as Co-Vice President of Membership to help further drive the excitement and experiences of others.

    Co-Vice President

    Marisela Lopez, 

    Benefits Analyst

    With over a decade of experience in the Human Resources sector, my passion for this field continues to grow. In May of 2022, I achieved the SHRM-CP certification, underscoring my commitment to professional development and expertise in HR practices. My engagement with the BV-SHRM commenced in 2018, driven by a desire to expand my professional network and stay abreast of the evolving laws and regulations pertinent to Human Resources. In 2021, I had the privilege of joining the BV-SHRM Welcome Committee, where I played a pivotal role in greeting and integrating new members and guests into our community. Currently serving as the Co-Vice President of Membership, I am dedicated to further enhancing our network and making a significant contribution to the BV-SHRM chapter's success.

    Past President

    Toni Steele, SHRM-SCP

    Chief People Officer,
    K2United, LLC

    In 2017, I joined BV-SHRM to network with other HR professionals and access continuing education in the HR field. The resources and relationships I have built since joining BV-SHRM have significantly impacted my development within the HR profession.
    I have a BBA in Management from Mays School of Business at Texas A&M and earned my SHRM-SCP certification in 2019. I have served in many HR roles in the Retail and Information Technology industries and have a true passion for educating and promoting healthy workplaces.
    It has been my pleasure to serve on the BV-SHRM board since 2019, and I am very honored to be serving as the President for 2021 & 2023. Working alongside our amazing Board, I look forward to providing resources, training, and opportunities for our members to enhance the HR profession.

    2024 Core Leadership Area Directors

    Certification & Recertification (CEU Credits)

    Michelle Merrit, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Vice President – Human Resources and Operations,
    University Title Company

    I joined BVSHRM in 2012 for professional development and networking with fellow HR professionals in our community. 
    Maintaining our certification provider status with HRCI and SHRM so that we can provide events for our members to earn the recertification credits that are required to maintain their credentials. Submitting events to HRCI and SHRM for recertification credit approval. Creating attendance receipts for approved events containing recertification codes.

    I attended the HR certification study group organized by BVSHRM and earned my PHR certification in May 2013 and my SHRM-CP in January 2015.  I also attend the HR Southwest Conference annually in Ft. Worth with other chapter members which is a great resource for HR professionals. 

    College Relations

    Stacy Medina



    Jovannie Lagman, PHR

    Human Resources Generalist IV, Texas A&M University

    I joined BV-SHRM in 2018 because I was new to the area. I wanted to connect with other HR Professionals and stay abreast with the current and continuously evolving HR industry.
    As the Diversity Chair, my responsibilities include promoting and obtaining programs that increase the chapter’s awareness in diversity issues and current events, recruiting diverse professionals into the organization, and increasing participation into diversity programs within the community.
    I obtained my certification (PHR) in 2019. I have worked in HR for as long as I can remember. I have cross-trained across recruitment, administration and benefits, labor relations and my favorite – employee engagement.
    Being a member of BV-SHRM has provided me with abundant resources to help me network and keep current on HR trends and practices. It has also inspired me to continuously hone my skills, improve my daily dealings and give back to the community.

    Government Affairs

    Shay Morrow

    HR Director, 

    I joined BV-SHRM in 2018 to network with other HR professionals in our area. Working at QuestSpecialty Corporation, a janitorial supply manufacturing company in Brenham, Texas as their Human Resources Director for the last 12 years, the BV-SHRM group has provided the opportunity to expand my knowledge base, meet some extraordinary people and promote the organization and membership. I am also the Immediate Past Chairman of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce and enjoy serving the community and sharing legislative updates as they pertain to the Human Resources profession to the group.

    SHRM Foundation

    Kiki Garrison

    HR Manager

    Originally from Bryan/College Station, Kiki Garrison currently serves as the Human Resources Manager at the Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center. A proud alumnus of the University of Texas at San Antonio, she achieved her bachelor's degree in business management in 2021.

    With nearly three years of experience as an HR Generalist, Kiki has honed her expertise in human resources. In 2023, Kiki became a member of BV-SHRM, showcasing her commitment to professional development and staying abreast of industry trends. Eager to make a meaningful impact, she aspires to contribute to the organization as the Chapter’s Foundation Chair. In this role, Kiki aims to provide valuable resources and information sourced from the national SHRM organization, enhancing the overall support and growth of BV-SHRM.

    Workforce Readiness

    Melissa Green

    Vice President

    Melissa Green is the Vice President of Spherion Staffing, over the Bryan/College Station, Conroe and Brenham offices. Prior to joining Spherion in 2009 she spent 16 years in the recruiting and staffing industry here in the Brazos Valley. She has a passion for recruiting and staffing, and working with clients to find just the "right" individual for the job. Melissa is an active member in the community. She is a past president of BV-SHRM and was awarded the Brazos Valley SHRM's Building Value with HR Excellence Award in 2012.  

    2024 Committee Chairs

    Business Seminar Chair

    Sydney Pennington     

    HR Generalist

    I joined BV-SHRM in 2021 to network with other HR professionals and stay up-to-date on all trends, laws, and issues in the field. I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2019 with my degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism Sciences. Human Resources is not the career I chose, but it chose me. I fell in love with HR under my fearless and fabulous HR Director, Toni Steele at K2United. I am currently an HR Generalist and hope only to grow more in the field to impact my employee's lives, my community, and the HR world.

    Communications (Social Media & Newsletter)

    Jamie Eanes

    Human Resources Director

    I joined BV-SHRM in September of 2021. I was looking to expand my knowledge in the HR field with likeminded professionals.

    My last two jobs I was trusted with and placed into a leadership role. I had no HR experience previously. I’ve been in an HR role for 8 years. 5 of which at my current employer. Through lots of online trainings and mentors I now hold the Director title. I am currently preparing to start my SHRM certification to better add that knowledge.

    Sponsor Coordinator

    Janice Quast, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Manager, Human Resources,
    Texas A&M University

    I joined BV-SHRM in 2011, wanting to network and learn. I moved into a leadership role in 2019 as Website Chair until 2022 and am now entering my second year as Sponsorship Chair. As the Sponsorship Chair, I secure community sponsors for our monthly luncheons and administer the fulfillment of sponsorship commitments. 

    In 2023, I served as the BV-SHRM Ambassador for the HR Southwest Conference. It was an honor and a lot of fun! Not to mention the half-price registration.

    Activities and development avenues that have contributed to my success include a prep course to obtain both my PHR and SHRM-CP certifications; attending BV-SHRM luncheons, HR Southwest Conference, National SHRM conference; being a local and national chapter member; participating in World At Work compensation courses; and serving as a volunteer for various organizations over the years in our community.

    Website and Hospitality Chair

    Michelle Reyes

    Instructor, HRM and BComm

    I joined BV-SHRM in 2016 to expand my HR network in the Brazos Valley and give back to my community through volunteer opportunities such as the Together We Grow program. Since 2020, I have enjoyed serving on the board as Director of Government Affairs and VP of Membership. I have over 13 years of Human Resources experience in the oil and gas industry, working both domestically and internationally. During my career, I held positions in HR Management, Industrial Relations, Policy, and Organization Effectiveness. I received a BBA in Management and an MS in Human Resource Management from Texas A&M University. I am currently teaching Human Resource Management and Business Communications for Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. I look forward to my continued service with BV-SHRM.

    President Support

    Randy Goodson

    I joined BV-SHRM as a student in the Fall of 2019 as a networking and career developing opportunity, shortly after beginning my current role as an HR Generalist at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

    This year I have the privilege of serving as the Workforce Readiness Director in which I hope to continue to serve the Brazos Valley community as well as BV-SHRM has in the past.

    As a student I was a member of the Corps of Cadets and in the Aggie Band, holding various leadership positions within each. It was through these experiences and interactions which led me into the field of HR and is where I largely attribute the development of my work ethic. 

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