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New York State Council of SHRM Officers and Directors

    The following is a list of the 2024 officers and directors of the New York State SHRM Council.  

    Note:  All local chapter presidents are voting members of the Council.

    Council Members: Please use this expense for your State Council Expenses

    State Director & Annual Conference Co-Chair
    Mat Petrin, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CEBS


    Director Elect & Annual Conference Chair
    Dan Higham, PHR, SHRM-CP


    Immediate Past State Director
    Kathleen Pascucci, PHR, SHRM-SCP


    Finance Director
    Mary Stone


    Anita Lyndaker


    SHRM Field Services Director 
    Monique Akanbi, SHRM-CP
    1800 Duke Street Alexandria, VA 22314

    Social Media Director
    Alton Wilson, MS, MBA, PMQ, RACR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    State Leadership Director
    Michele Wilkes Hawkins, PHR, SHRM-CP


    Certification Director
    Jon Helmin, PHR, SHRM-CP, SPHR

    General Counsel
    John Bagyi, Esq, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

    Government Affairs Director
    Jeanne Stewart, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CDP


    Federal Advocacy Director
    Janet Giannetta, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Sponsor & Vendor Director
    Bobby Killmer, SHRM-CP

    Workforce Readiness Director
    Theresa Jalowiec, SHRM-SCP, MBA


    Best Companies NY Initiative Director
    Ned Hirt

    Membership Director
    Sandy Whitmore, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    College Relations/Young Professionals Director
    Laurie Valentino


    Foundation Director
    Laurie-Ann Platt


    Diversity Director
    Open Position

    District Director, Hudson South (Long Island, Middletown, NYC, Poughkeepsie, White Plains)
    Jeanne Stewart, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CDP

    District Director, Northwest (Buffalo, Jamestown, Rochester)
    Pam Nicastro, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


    District Director, North County (Jefferson/Lewis Counties, Potsdam)
    Anita Lyndaker

    District Director, Central 
    Iolanda A Cooper, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    District Director, Southwest (Corning, Elmira, Ithaca, Binghamton)
    Matthew Burr