Through my engagement and volunteerism, I have gained valuable knowledge and experience and have built a network of HR professionals that reaches into multiple countries. I am dedicated to using my experiences and network to put great HR people to work!
For two decades, I have held corporate recruiting and HR roles, and I have been an active member and volunteer with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Twin Cities Human Resource Association (TCHRA). I held several board roles with TCHRA, including President and Past President.
My human resources and talent acquisition career has spanned across the hospitality, not-for profit, financial services and manufacturing industries and includes publicly and privately held organizations, as well as Fortune 500 companies.
Christina is the Vice President of V-TEK, Inc. where she plays a key role in the company’s overall performance, leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness and elevating company performance through innovative leadership. As the Vice President she has corporate oversight of Human Resources, Marketing, Customer Service, Facility Management, Field Service, Safety and Quality, in this role she is responsible for leading the internal processes for promoting and ensuring V-TEK’s compliance with laws, regulations, company policies and contracts, risk management and strategic workforce planning.
Christina has extensive experience leading organizational transformations, driving large scale growth, talent acquisition and retention, leadership development, regulatory compliance and customer management, utilizing her experience she has been a volunteer with SHRM for over 10 years serving in multiple roles at her home chapter SMAHRA located in Mankato, most recently as Chapter President for 2 years.
Christina received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with an emphasis on Conflict Management & Negations from Minnesota State University, Mankato and is currently completing her MBA.
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Number of Years as a SHRM Volunteer: 17
Home Chapter: Twin Cities SHRM
Paid Position and Employer: Director of Human Resources with Winthrop & Weinstine
Leader who Inspired You: My Mom, watching her career as a young woman was inspiring. She worked part-time putting her career on hold to raise our family. She jumped back into the workforce when we were older and had an amazing career. I love asking her for career advice and listening to her stories.
Number of years volunteered for SHRM: 6 years
Home chapter: North Star SHRM
Role: Membership Director State Council & Communication Director Home Chapter
Paid Position: Owner/HR Consultant Guiding Strategies LLC
Leader Who Inspired Me: Don Supalla, President of Rochester Community & Technical College and my teacher while I was there. He inspired me to step out and step up and he gave me the confidence to share my voice and lead othe
If we’ve ever met, you will know within 3 minutes how much I love what I do, I am blessed to work with a select group of clients and how my clients’ happiness means the world the world to me.
That’s how I feel about MNSHRM. I have been blessed to be the Executive Director of MNSHRM since 2016 and this is truly a fantastic group of people. The leadership team is comprised of top-talent individuals who have a passion for their industry and are so willing to share their time and expertise with the HR community.
As the Executive Director, I utilize my skills and experience to manage the daily operations of the growing organization. I am a graduate of Crown College where I received my Masters in Organizational Leadership and have since received my Certified Meeting Planner credentials.
Please feel free to contact me at any time - I look forward to serving you!
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