HR Department of One

Monday 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

Session Description

Are you an HR department of one?  Are you struggling? Don’t know where to start?  This session is packed full of information to give you the tools needed for success! 



Rogers is an instructor of management at UIS and owner of Rogers HR Consulting. She has a Masters in HRD from UIUC, a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from ISU and two associates’ degrees. Her firm previously won the Small Business of the Year award. She earned the HR Professional of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award from CIC-SHRM. She regularly delivers numerous presentations among professional groups to include state and national conferences. She previously taught at Robert Morris College and has guest lectured at Benedictine University. She humbly serves her peers in the HR field as a member of the SHRM College Relations Council and is a former North Central Region MAC Representative and is a Past Director ILSHRM.



Dave Ryan, SPHR

Dave Ryan, SPHR is the Director of Human Resources for Mel-O-Cream Donuts International in Springfield, IL.  Mel-O-Cream is a medium sized manufacturer of bakery goods supplying the grocery industry.  Dave received his SPHR in 2007. In his long-term employment with Mel-O-Cream Dave has undertaken many roll outs, project implementations as well as many compliance initiatives. 

Away from work, Dave referees ice hockey at various levels.    He also serves as the Co-Director of Legislative Director for the Illinois State Council of SHRM.  With the rest of his free time, he thinks, talks and writes about HR and business related issues.   Dave speaks at local colleges and at SHRM events on both HR and Social Media matters regularly.  

Dave has two sons and a wife of 35 years.  Dave maintains a presence in Social Media, and has participated on the SHRM Blogger squad for the last 3 year at the SHRM National Conferences. He loves all things electronic. In cyberspace, you can find him on his blog site HROfficial on Twitter as DaveTheHRCzar , Linkedin , Facebook and on Google+ .