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A Message from FHRA President Penny Fletcher

    November 15, 2018

    I am very pleased with all that we accomplished during 2018.  That was, in large part, due to the passion and enthusiasm of those who serve on the Board of Directors with me.   We do have four current openings, two of which require membership vote, and two that are appointed by the board. 

    We have several persons interested, in fact more interest than we have open positions!  I want to thank the members of FHRA who are willing to volunteer as a chapter leader.  

    Please see below, a brief introduction of the persons interested in serving in our elected positions.  Each of them will introduce themselves at the luncheon Nov 20, and an electronic ballot will be sent out after that time.

    If you have any questions, please contact me at 775-8485, or

    I look forward to an amazing 2019!

    Membership Chair:  This is a one year position that will work alongside our Membership Director, Jacob Sones, for 2019 and take over as Membership Director without an additional vote for 2020.  This position was newly created to help our initiative to expand our network of HR professionals.

    • Cherie Doak

    I am currently the Human Resources Manager for the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. I have spent the last 21 years working in employment law at both the State and Federal levels and presses a strong commitment to the HR function as I've seen what poor Human Resource support can lead to.  I have a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Counseling and Educational Psychology, both from UW. I am passionate about increasing local membership in an effort to extend resources and support throughout the community. Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve.

    • Brenda Reedy

    I am the HR Manager for the Wyoming Department of Corrections. I have 20 years of HR experience. I have a Master’s Degree in HR Studies from Colorado State University. I have SPHR and SHRM-SCP certifications. I am interested in serving on the board as I am passionate about HR and want to give back to the profession. Growth and development are important to me and SHRM is vital to our professional growth.

    • Brianna Sheeley

    I have been an active member of the Cheyenne community for 4 years. I possess an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration. My background consists of experience in victim advocacy, administration and recruiting, all of which have helped me as I grow in my current role within the world of Human Resources. I truly believe that as Human Resource Professionals, we have some of the greatest jobs! My enjoyment of HR, my passion for seeing people succeed, and my desire to collaborate and work with other members from our business communities are all part of what interests me in this opportunity. 

    • Stefanie Stack

    I’m a Workforce Specialist with The Department of Workforce Services and currently help job seekers land their next opportunity by rebranding their resume and improving on their interviewing skills. I have previously been a Program Coordinator for a program funded by the Department of Labor and a Technical Recruiter for a leading online technology education company. I would love to help FHRA increase community awareness and grow membership by serving as your Membership Co-Chair.

    • Suzie Vanderweide

    I’m interested in volunteering as the Membership Co-Chair for FHRA because of my passion for HR, SHRM, and the Cheyenne community (I was born & raised here).  I believe my organizational skills, responsiveness, and positive attitude will positively impact the FHRA board.  I’ve been a SHRM member since 2006 and hold a SHRM-CP certification as well as a PHR certification.  I currently work at HollyFrontier Refinery and previously worked for 14 years at Trihydro Corporation in Laramie, WY.

    Treasurer: This person has the option of serving two one-year terms.

    • Deanna “Dee” Lies:

    I am Deanna Lies, born and raised in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  I am excited for the opportunity to be elected as the FHRA Treasurer.  I have been practicing HR for over 15 years and currently run my own business.  My business specializes in office products, promotional products, printing and office furniture.   I love working with numbers and doing bank reconciliations.   I feel I would be an asset as your Treasurer as I manage my own books for my business.  

    The positions of SHRM Foundation Chair and Certification Chair are appointments and will be announced along with the results of the election.