CenTex SHRM BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chapter officers’ nominations and their election shall occur each August at a regular meeting. Annually a President-Elect shall be nominated and elected. The President-Elect position upon completion of one year term automatically moves to President, which is a one year term. Upon completion of one year term as President, President moves to Past President, one year term. Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected for two year terms. Nominations for Treasurer shall be made in odd numbered years and nominations for Secretary shall be made in even numbered years. Staggered elections allow for continuity within the board from year to year. The current elected officers are noted below.
PRESIDENT - JULIE ESCAMILLA
Julie Escamilla is the Director of Workforce Education for the Business and Continuing Education (BCE) Division at Temple College. She began working at Temple College in 2015 and has served in various roles in BCE. Julie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management from Texas A&M University - Central Texas. . She obtained her Masters in Higher Education Leadership at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. Julie has a passion for helping others learn and grow!
PRESIDENT ELECT - MARI PEREZ, SHRM-CP
Mari Perez is the current Business Services & Career Center Supervisor for Workforce Solutions of Central Texas in Killeen. She has over eight years of experience in human resources management, education and administration. Throughout her work experience, she has ensured employee retention, training, and development in Japan, China, and USA. She has had the opportunity to manage a multicultural work environment by understanding key differences of over 15 different nationalities represented within the company. Mari obtained her Master’s degree in International Studies, which opened opportunities for her to live, study, and work abroad. She is passionate about serving the community by bringing people and jobs together.
TREASURER - ANNA MUSULIN, PHR, SHRM-CP
Anna Musulin is currently the Human Resources Manager for Omega Builders in Temple, TX. She has over ten year’s experience in the HR field in healthcare and construction, and has loved every year of it! She currently handles all human resource duties for Omega, including recruiting, benefits, employee relations and satisfaction, payroll and more. She received her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from Texas A & M Central Texas in 2010. She earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute in 2013 and her SHRM-CP in 2015.
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR / WEBMASTER - AMY HAYES, PHR, SHRM-CP
Amy Hayes is currently the HR Director of Wellness and Benefits Temple Independent School District in Temple, TX. She is an experienced Human Resources (HR) professional with over 19 years in the field. She received her degree in Human Resources Management from Tarleton State University, earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) in 2009 and her SHRM-CP from SHRM in 2015.
Amy has worked in all areas of HR to include, but not limited to: Employee Relations, Staffing and Recruitment, Leadership and Employee Development, Benefits/Compensation, and Training/Performance Development.
Amy is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their resources and talent and helping employees make the most of their role in the organization.
SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR - AMANDA EADS
Amanda Eads has an Associate Degree in Business Administration, two Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration and Business Management, and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. She is an adjunct instructor at Texas A&M University – Central Texas. She has been employed there since June 2011. Amanda mostly teaches Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development and Business Communications, but also has experience teaching in Recruiting, Compensation and Business Ethics. Amanda is also the sponsor for the SHRM student group on campus, HR Warriors Leadership Team. Amanda has a passion for making sure people know their worth and capability of greatness.
SECRETARY - BRENDA THOMPSON, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
With over 25 years of Human Resource and Operations experience, Brenda brings her expertise and specialized skill set to Cen Tex SHRM. Her successful career includes working as an Executive Director in senior living communities and advancing her career in HR to Vice President of Human Resources at First Texas Bank. Brenda has a specific style and approach to balance risk-management and employee satisfaction.
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR - BELINDA RICHARDSON, PHR
Belinda Richardson, PHR, is currently the Human Resource Manager at McLane Company. She has been working as a professional in Human Resources for the last 16 years and specializing in healthcare for the last 13 years. Belinda earned her Bachelors of Human Resources from Tarleton State University-Central Texas. She also holds a certification of Professional in Human Resources (PHR) accredited through Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). Belinda brings extensive experience in employee relations, recruitment, performance management, and leadership development.
PROGRAM CHAIR - BELINDA KIMBALL, SHRM-CP, PHR
Belinda Kimball is an HR Counselor at the Texas Workforce Commission. She has approximately 9 years of HR experience in the Public Sector. She has a Doctorate of Business Administration with a Leadership cognate from Liberty University.
She has earned her SHRM-CP, HRCI-PHR, and IPMA-HR SPRH. Belinda is passionate about being a servant leader and loves to encourage personal and professional growth in herself and others.
CONFERENCE CHAIR - BONNIE WALTON, SHRM-SCP
Bonnie Walton is the Director of Human Resources for Bell County Public Health District. She is on a mission to enhance the community by assisting in the growth of the health district, as the Bell County population rapidly expands. Bonnie has worked as an HR leader in various industries including supply chain, warehouse & distribution, manufacturing, and in health care. While working full time in HR, she obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration in 2016 and her Master of Professional Studies in 2019, both majoring in Human Resources Management from Fort Hays State University. Bonnie worked diligently to earn her SHRM-SCP in 2018. Her passion centers on supporting the development of people through human resources and in building relationships.
CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR - TANYA BANE, SHRM-CP
Tanya Bane is currently the Human Resources Director of Employee Benefits for Belton ISD. She has been employed with Belton ISD since 2015. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University Central Texas in 2017, and later received a Master’s in Science in 2019, and with continued education received her MBA from Texas A&M University Central Texas in 2020. She earned her SHRM-CP Certification in 2022.
With 18 years of leadership experience, and the opportunity to lead large groups, her true passion is helping others. She is passionate about the people.
COLLEGE RELATIONS CHAIR - MELISSA KING, SHRM-CP, PHR
Melissa King is currently a Human Resources Generalist for the City of Killeen. She has over 15 years of Human Resources experience in municipal government. Melissa earned her Bachelors of Human Resources from Tarleton State University-Central Texas. She also holds a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute and her SHRM-CP through the Society of Human Resources Management.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR - JULIE NELSON
Julie Nelson is the Killeen Workforce Center Director for Workforce Solutions of Central Texas (WSCT). She oversees 70+ Staff in various Workforce programs, in both Killeen/Lampasas offices, to include business partners located in our centers. During the 23 years that she has been working at WSCT, she has served in multiple roles and Workforce programs.
Before relocating to Texas, Julie worked for the Department of Social Services in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, as a Protective Intake Investigator, Social Worker III, and was a Licensed Social Worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Julie graduated from Fitchburg State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services, with a concentration on Social Work, and a minor in Criminal Justice in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. She has a passion for helping people in our community, by providing training and better job opportunities.
PAST PRESIDENT - HEIDI POWELL, PHR, SHRM-CP
Heidi is the Talent Acquisition Manager for McLane Company. She has been a member of the CenTex SHRM since 2012. She currently holds the position of President and has served in past years as President-Elect, Program Chair, Conference Chair, and Communications Director of the Chapter. Heidi is a business professional with expertise in Human Resources, Talent Acquisition, Account Management, Sales and Marketing, Project Management, and Operations Management. Heidi has 18 years of HR experience and over 24 years of management experience providing solution focused support to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, retail, IT, administrative, manufacturing, and supply chain industries. Heidi obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Heidi also holds her Professional Human Resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute and her SHRM-CP from the Society of Human Resources Management. Heidi is passionate about the chapter providing opportunities for HR professionals to develop a local network of HR business partners that support each other in the world of work, as well as, obtain PDCs on current, relevant, and actionable monthly trainings and the opportunity to grow professionally.