Vol 19 Issue 1   January 2012

Monthly Meeting

Chapter Meeting - January 13, 2012
Meeting Time: Fri, 01/13/2012 - 11:15am - 1:00pm

Speaker: David Daniels
Sponsor: Rick Thome, Jr. - Merril Lynch Wealth Management


Fee: $15 for MSHRM members, $17 for guests
Location: Heron Lakes Country Club, 3851 Government Boulevard, Mobile, AL 36693

Register online (below) to pay with a credit card or RSVP to secretary@mobileshrm.org to pay at the door
(Please Note: Registration closes 24 hours before meeting)

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January Speaker

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is responsible for enforcing the nation’s immigration and customs laws. To minimize vulnerabilities that help unauthorized workers gain unlawful employment, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) introduced the ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program is to reduce the employment of unauthorized workers through outreach, education and training.


David Daniels began his federal career with the U.S. Customs Service in May 1987, as a Special Agent assigned to the Resident Agent in Charge, Dauphin Island, Alabama. Upon his assignment at Dauphin Island, Al, Agent Daniels was assigned to the Marine Smuggling Unit with an emphasis on Maritime Narcotics Smuggling, fishing and pleasure boats. In 1992, Agent Daniels was reassigned to the Special Agent in Charge Mobile, Alabama, where he was assigned to the Drug Smuggling & Money laundering Group, conducting narcotics and bulk cash smuggling investigations. From the period 1994 to 2003, he was re-assigned to the Montgomery Alabama Post of Duty, overseeing criminal and civil investigations relating to counterterrorism, trade fraud, money laundering violations, illegal exportation, counter proliferation of military items, and narcotics smuggling. Presently, Agent Daniels is assigned to the US Department of Homeland Security, ICE/Homeland Security Investigations, Office of the Assistant Special Agent in Charge Mobile, Alabama; where his responsibilities include the IMAGE coordinator for the state of Alabama along with investigating cases associated with maritime and drug smuggling, money Laundering, and worksite enforcement. David is a graduate of Mcgill-Toolen High School in Mobile, AL and received his BA degree in Political Science from Texas Southern University.

President's Desk

Happy New Year!!!! 2012 promises to be yet another exciting year for Mobile SHRM. I am honored to serve as your President this year.

Our President-Elect, Kay Watson, is in charge of this year’s monthly meeting programming. This year’s focus is on Best Practices for HR Professionals. We are also planning a mini-seminar on June 8 at Herron Lakes Country Club. The topic is to be determined. If you have any suggestions about topics for the mini-seminar, feel free to contact Kay Watson.

Our annual Gulf Coast Conference is scheduled for Friday, November 9 and will once again be held at the Mobile Convention Center. Scott Dwelle and Leilani Reed-Logan are in charge of this year’s event. They are busy booking speakers and lining up exhibitors and sponsors already. Contact Scott or Leilani to get involved.

Plans are also underway to schedule another members’ only evening social event for late Spring or early Fall.

Monthly meeting sponsorships are booking quickly. Contact Kay Watson to book your month and get in touch with either Stephany Nabors or Kristyn Cooley if you would like to place an ad in the newsletter or on our website.

Best wishes for a productive, fruitful and satisfying year.

Thomas J. Woodford
Chapter President

In This Issue


Our Newest Members!

January Members

Maria Kazanjian
Hackbarth Delivery Service
HR Assistant

Oneal Jordan
RPS Composites Alabama, Inc.
HR Manager

Ronald Steele
Benefits/Wellness Coordinator

Rhonda Alonzo
Clark Personnel
Staffing Professional

Gary Grady
Cypress Employment Services

Jennifer Ogle
Taylor Wharton Cryogenics
Human Resources Director


ATTENTION New Members:
Everyone please update your on-line membership profile on the web-site (www.mobileshrm.org). After logging-in on the "CLUB LOGIN" go to "My Profile" and update your information. There is log-in assistance if you can't remember your log-in or password. Of particular importance is your e-mail address. This is the groups preferred manner of communications and is extremely important. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the treasurer, at treasurer@mobileshrm.org.


2011 Meeting Sponsorships!

Would you like to have an opportunity to market your company’s products or services to a captive audience of HR professionals? Sponsor a Mobile Society for Human Resource Management chapter meeting and you’ll have an exclusive opportunity to do just that! For only $400, sponsors may have an exhibit near the check-in table, place literature on each table, and have an opportunity to speak briefly about their companies during the meeting agenda. What could be better than that?

Limited opportunities are available, as there can be only one sponsor for each regular meeting.Contact Kay Watson at pres-elect@mshrm.org to reserve your month!

Attention MSHRM Members!
Important Membership Database Update

Please log in to your membership profile via the Club Login Tab (http://www.runmyclub.com/MobileSHRM/Login.asp) at the top of the Mobile SHRM website and ensure that it is up-to-date. Make sure that your current email address is in the system, as well as your National SHRM ID number. You can even upload a photo of yourself if you’d like! If you have questions about how to log in, please contact Candace Swiger at membership@mobileshrm.org. Note: This is for Chapter use only. Mobile SHRM does not sell or otherwise provide email lists to anyone.



When: January 23, 2012
Where: Mobile Technical Institute (MTI) Training Center 1301 Azalea Road Mobile, AL
Cost: $895.00 which includes the complete 2012 SHRM Learning System and professional instruction in a classroom setting.

Note that the HRCI body of knowledge is changing for 2012, so older editions of the learning system cannot be used. An additional six percent processing fee will apply for Visa or MasterCard payments. Seating is limited and pre-registration(including payment) is required by January 13, 2012.

For more information or to register, contact:
Chapter certification chair Teresa Taylor at certification@mobileshrim.org or (251)666-6432 or
Instructor Mary White, M.A.,SPHR at mgwhite@mtimail.com or (251)478-6848.

Click here for more Info.


Taken from a seminar entitled ‘Let’s Talk Diversity’
Presented by: Melva Tate, Owner Tate & Associates, LLC and President/Senior Consultant, Strategic HR Partnership/Career Advantage
October 20, 2011 – Alabama Community College System Human Resources Management Association – 10th Annual Diversity Conference entitled ‘Diversity: Together We Can Succeed’

Mobile SHRM Thanks!

Thank you

A&A Screening Services
Express Employment Professionals
Navigator Credit Union
New Horizons Credit Union
Gateway Sourcing

We appreciate your support of our chapter and our mission! ** All Door Prize Donors will be recognized in our Monthly Newsletter **
For more info contact Becky Lovgren at becky.lovgren@expresspros.com
(Door prizes are needed for future meetings)

The Mobile, Alabama chapter of SHRM exists to promote quality human resource practice among local industries, businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies. We bring together leading practitioners to provide education, networking and discussion of various human resource topics and to identify the best practices for all aspects of human resource and industrial relations work.

5300 Halls Mill Road Suite H #102 | Mobile, AL 36619