Lewis-Smith Chosen as 2022 President-Elect

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Cheryl Lewis-Smith, IPMA-SCP, has been elected IPMA-HR's 2022 President-Elect. She currently serves on the Executive Council.

Statement from the 2022 President-Elect

Greetings IPMA-HR Colleagues,

I am Cheryl Lewis-Smith, your HR Friend and IPMA Collegial Business Partner. I strongly believe our connectivity in our profession reflects true commitment in making a difference in our respective communities, agencies and organizations. I proudly serve as the Tennessee Chapter Immediate Past President (TPMA) within IPMA-HR, as well as serve on IPMA-HR Executive Council.

It is with great enthusiasm that I seek this opportunity to serve as President-Elect to further enhance our association mission and vision, while building upon the intrinsic leadership legacy of those who have previously served in this capacity. I stand ready, willing and fully equipped to serve as President of IPMA-HR.

It is my desire to make an impactful difference in the Human Resources profession across the globe. IPMA-HR has been a pinnacle factor in the success of Public Sector Human Resources Professionals and I greatly applaud and revere the efforts of past leaders who have paved the way for future leaders, such as myself, to strategically inspire others through demonstrable Leadership. I choose to invest in the development and success of others while carrying a torch of excellence for the Human Resources Profession.

As a passionate and focused Leader, I am committed to ACTIVE LISTENING, in an effort to BLEND your ideas, thoughts and feedback into tangible ACTION Plans within the governance parameters of the Executive Council. Your Voice matters.

I graciously thank you for your support and look forward to Serving!

Collegially,

Cheryl Lewis-Smith, IPMA-SCP, PHR, M.A.
Nashville, Tennessee
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Bringing a WINNING Spirit, while PLACING value on partnerships and SHOWING true commitment for Career Tracking

Bringing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to the WINNING POST.

Biographical Sketch

PRESIDENCY GOALS through a “TRI-FOCAL LENS APPROACH”

Career Engagement
Legislative Advocacy
Association Networking/Partnering

  • Providing strong>Transactional Career Engagement- Return on Investment (ROI) through Training & Development. Creating intrinsic value/mutual dividends while engaging agency administrators.
  • Driving Advocacy Awareness for Greater Legislative Impact- Connecting with Local, Regional, National and International Law-making bodies for grassroot approaches for tangible benefits administration.
  • Promoting Shared Best Practices through innovative Communication and Networking Opportunities- Establishing sister cities/agency buddies, mentoring and peer “informational swapping”- Creating quarterly Chapter President/President-Elect “Virtual Meetings- Chapter meeting visits by Executive Council Representatives- Peer Speaker Engagement Exchange

IPMA-HR Experience & Awards Recognition

IPMA-HR International Conference Program Planning Committee, Nominating Committee, Finance/Budget Review Committee, Scholarship Committee, Fellowship Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee, Mentorship Committee and multiple IPMA-HR Task Force/Competency Review Committees

IPMA-HR Executive Council Member- Current “Third Year” Member

Tennessee Personnel Management Association (TPMA) Immediate Past President

IPMA-HR International Training Conference Chairman, 2015, Denver Colorado

IPMA-HR Southern Region Conference Program Committee

Tennessee Personnel Management Association (TPMA) Board Member

TPMA Conference Planning/Program Committees- Awards Committee- Scholarship Committee

Richard L. Stokes TPMA HR Achievement Award - Agency Recipient (City of White House, TN)

Meritorious ”IPMA-HR Service” Award Recognition by City of La Vergne, Former Mayor Dennis Waldron

IPMA-HR International Conference Session Panelist & Facilitator

TPMA State Conference Program Chairman

IPMA-HR Leadership Training- 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017

IPMA-HR International Annual Training Conferences- Nashville, TN, Las Vegas, NV, Philadelphia, PA, Denver, Colorado, San Antonio, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Miami, FL and Virtual 2020

Public Sector HR Leadership Qualities

As a tenured Public Sector Human Resources Professional, I am committed to making an impactful difference… Promoting Risk Management, Recruitment, Training and Development, Employee & Constituent Relations, Community Engagement and Effective Organizational Communication.

Public Sector Work Experience

City of La Vergne, La Vergne, Tennessee- Human Resources Director, 2013-2021

City of White House, White House, Tennessee- Human Resources Director, 2011-2013

Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky- Employment & Training Manager, 2004-2010

30 Years of tangible and diversified Human Resources experience in both public and private sector arenas and serving Human Resources affiliated associations, boards and non-profit agencies as a Volunteer. Providing a myriad of solid “Leadership Experience with Large Membership Engagement”. Extensive Board Governance, Conference Planning, Training & Development, Risk Management, Administrative Services, Employee Engagement, Fiduciary and Project Management experience.

  • State President, TPMA (Tennessee Personnel Management Association)
  • Kentucky State CUPA President (College and University Personnel Association)
  • President, Bowling Green, Kentucky’s SHRM Chapter (Society for Human Resources Management)
  • Kentucky State SHRM College and University Chapters Board Director
  • Kentucky PTA (Parent and Teacher Association) Board of Director-Human Resources Consultant
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) International Human Resources Committee
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Bowling Green, Kentucky Chapter President
  • Regional Director Kentucky State “Distinguishing Young Women” Scholarship Program
  • Adjunct Higher Education Teaching Experience
  • Professional Human Resources Certifications (IPMA-SCP & PHR Designations)
  • HR Manager/SR Strategist, Commonwealth Health Corporation, Bowling Green, Kentucky
  • HR Senior Recruiter/Generalist, Household Credit Services, Chesapeake, Virginia

EDUCATION

M.A. Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky-Organizational Communication

B.S. Judson College, Marion, Alabama-Psychology & Sociology-Double Major

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