HRD Staff Profiles
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Name: Kelly Brewer
Working Title: Budget Analyst
What I Do: I handle all the financial aspects of the office: cost analysis, budget preparation, billing and vendor payments. I also act as a project manager on our large events.
Favorite Quote: â€śChange your thoughts and you change your world.â€ť Norman Vincent Peale
Personal Hero and Mentor: Helen Keller, American author and political activist, though deaf and blind she spent her life trying to make a difference for others. She chose to live a life of optimism & hope, and focus on what she could do rather than what she couldnâ€™t do.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (734) 763-3076
Name: Lynn Carruthers
Working Title: Marketing & Communications Lead
What I Do: I plan and coordinate the marketing and communications for the department, conduct market research, oversee the development of the print and online catalog, social media and other marketing activities.
Favorite Quote: "We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because weâ€™re curiousâ€¦and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." Walt Disney
Personal Hero or Mentor: My grandfather, who had the ability to make anyone feel like they were his favorite person in the world.
Contact Information: email@example.com, (734) 764-3185
Name: Robin Martin
Working Title: Graphic Communications Specialist
What I Do: I design, prepare and distribute graphic promotional communication materials for the department using various mediums such as e-mail, the Internet, Web sites and print.
Favorite Quote: "...but these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand." - The Skin Horse, from The Velveteen Rabbit
Personal Hero AND Mentor: Alene Turner, my maternal Grandmother; a woman who gave her all to teach me everything I needed to know about life.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (734) 936-8908
Name: Deborah Orlowski
Working Title: Senior Learning Specialist
What I Do: Contribute to the team by teaching, finding awe-inspiring speakers and developing ways to help others reach their potential.
Favorite Quote: "It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing." Duke Ellington
Personal Hero or Mentor: My father, who learned how to use a computer in his 80s and who, in his 90s is checking out how to use social media.
Contact Information: email@example.com, (734) 764-4042
Name: Rachael Richmond
Working Title: Program Coordinator
What I Do: I manage the department's LMS system, oversee registration, logistics, facilitation, and customer experience for all HRD training.
Favorite Quote: "Let go of the mistake; hang on to the lesson." (unknown)
Personal Hero or Mentor: My personal hero is my nephew, Jayden, who, by his strength and courage in fighting Epidermolysis Bullosa, changed my life for the better and introduced me to a cause that I am dedicated to.
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (734) 647-0533
Name: Ron Sober
Working Title: Learning Specialist
What I Do: I am the Curriculum Lead which means that I find new courses that HRD can offer in our catalog. I also support career development here at the University of Michigan.
Favorite Quote: "The streets are full of admirable craftsmen, but so few practical dreamers" Man Ray
Personal Hero or Mentor: My father-in-law, John. He is the epitome of the life-long learner.
Contact Information: email@example.com, (734) 936-0368
Name: Kristen Storey
Working Title: Director
What I Do: Communicate a compelling vision at HRD--make sure everything gets done, and that my team and our customers have a great experience in the process.
Favorite Quote: "The best way to kill creativity in a team is letting the boss speak first"â€“ Victoria Holtz
Personal Hero or Mentor: Ari Weinzweig, founding partner Zingerman's Community of Businesses
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, (734) 764-7410