|Council Support Services|
Council Support Services Team
Director, State Conference
Jim Gallo, SPHR
Bio: Jim Gallo, SPHR has over 20 years of practical and executive management experience in the areas of human resources, marketing, and operations in the service and healthcare industries. Jim has been teaching human resources at the collegiate level for over 15 years at various universities including Barry University, Florida Atlantic University, Nova Southeastern University and Broward College. Currently, he is the Associate Director for The Center for Organizational Effectiveness, a consulting company that provides human capital measurement and talent management strategies to organizations. An active volunteer leader, Jim has served on both local and state SHRM-affiliated boards. In January 2011, he was inducted into the Human Resource Association of Broward County's Hall of Fame and in 2013 was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award from the HR Florida State Council.
Home Chapter: HRABC
954.815.8400 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Awards & Recognition
Jenna Dobbins, SPHR
Bio: Jenna Dobbins, SPHR has been practicing her out-of-the-box problem solving skills in human resources for over 10 years for industries such as manufacturing, construction, transportation and solutions outsourcing. She’s a self-described builder by nature, having a true passion for rolling up her sleeves and developing stronger, leaner, and more effective processes to impact the human resource needs of an organization. She received a masters degree in education with an emphasis on instructional leadership and organizational development from Jacksonville University, was recognized as HR Professional of the Year by SHRM Jacksonville, and currently serves on the HR Florida State Council. She works with Pontoon Solutions, a workforce solutions provider, as a human resources manager and can frequently be found cheering on and photographing her kids at their flag football games.
Home Chapter: SHRM Jacksonville
904.360.2757 | email@example.com
Director, Public Relations
Kara Palmer Smith
Bio: Kara Palmer Smith is an experienced workforce, community, business and economic development professional. She joined the staff of CareerSource Capital Region in 2013 and currently serves as Senior Director. She is also the volunteer Public Relations Director for the HR Florida State Council.
Home Chapter: Big Bend SHRM
Director, Social Media & Webmaster
Layla Bonis, SHRM-CP, PHR
Home Chapter: HR Tampa
Editor, HR Florida Review Magazine
Home Chapter: Mid Florida SHRM
Traci Ball, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Bio: Traci has worked in the HR field for the past 15 years and has experience in multiple industries working in various roles within human resources disciplines. She joined Florida Credit Union in September of 2015 as their Vice President of Human Resources. In 2009 she earned her Master's Degree from Rollins College and in 2010 her SPHR certification.
Home Chapter: North Central Florida SHRM
352.895.9226 | firstname.lastname@example.org