Biographical Sketches for The HR Group, Inc. Principals

Stephen J. Smith, Founder of The HR Group, Inc., is a seasoned professional with an MBA and over 25 years of experience in the field of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Stephen has a comprehensive understanding of the management of successful HR operations within a business environment. He has served as Manager-Organization Development for Potomac Electric Power Company in Washington D.C. and managed all human resources activities for a major telecommunications company’s southeastern division operation for 14 years. Stephen has negotiated twelve collective bargaining agreements, managed recruitment and staffing initiatives, administered salary & benefit programs, handled EEO issues and compliance reviews. He has also developed and conducted various training programs. In addition, as a business entrepreneur himself, he clearly understands the needs and issues that are an integral part of managing a successful small business. Since it’s establishment in 1990, The HR Group, Inc. has expanded its services from a temporary and permanent placement agency to a full service consulting practice that now also offers customized training and development, HR support services and performance management consulting. Active in his community, he is currently a board member for CobbWorks (Cobb County Workforce Investment Board) and has served as a member and Chairman of the Board for Chattahoochee Technical College. He also served as an Area Council Director for the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, past chair of the personnel committee for Girls, Inc., a Leadership Cobb graduate and a member of the Cobb County alumni chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Stephen is also a founding member of the Atlanta Human Resources Association (now an affiliate of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources-NAAAHR).

Beverly E. Smith, Senior Partner with The HR Group, Inc., has over 25 years experience in the areas of human resources, organizational effectiveness, redesign and restructure, financial management, non-profit organizational leadership and education administration. Beverly specializes in strategic planning, conducting operations audits and the development of innovative solutions to improve employee effectiveness and efficiency. She has created performance management tools for Fortune 500 companies, enhancing their existing processes and creating train-the-trainers tools for their HR teams and supervisors. She has served as a leadership development coach, managed full service corporate HR support services teams, developed customized employee orientation programs, supervisory skills training and conflict resolution seminars. In addition, Beverly served as the Chief Operating Officer for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a non-profit service organization with 185,000 members and functioned as a student personnel administrator at two major public universities. Beverly is a motivational speaker who has given over 400 speeches on a variety of topics. Beverly joined The HR Group, Inc. in 1996 and began its consulting division. Beverly is active in her community having served as the 1997-98 Co-Chair for Leadership Cobb. She is a member of Cobb Executive Women, serves on the Board of Directors for Chattahoochee Technical College and is a member of the Advisory Board for Riverside Bank. Beverly also served on the Alumni Board of Trustees for Bowling Green State University, chairing its strategic planning committee, and has been a member of the Executive Board for the Atlanta Human Resources Association (now the NAAAHR). She is a member of the Marietta-Roswell Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. having chaired one of its national committees and served as Coordinator for its 2002 convention with an attendance of 14,000 members and guests. She has served on the Boards of the Cobb County United Way and Girls Incorporated, holding committee chair positions on both Boards. Beverly is the recipient of many honors and awards including Who’s Who Among African Americans and Who’s Who in the Southeast.




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