Our speaker for the month of January will be Mike Smith, HR Professional for 2017. Mike was awarded the HR Leader of the Year award at our December luncheon. He will be presenting an overview of his HR Career, including time spent currently at Coorstek and prior employers, like Spillman Technologies.
Mike Smith, PHR
Mike started his career with Bourns, Inc., as an Associate Foreman on swing shift. He gained valuable manufacturing experience as a first line supervisor. He gained more experience than he wanted, decided to return to school, graduated from Utah State University, and was promoted into Human Resources. While at Bourns he worked in both the Logan and Ogden facilities in charge of Training and Human Resources as their Human Resource Director. He also spent time at Bourns, Inc., Corporate in Riverside, CA, developing recruitment and retention strategies. When Bourns moved its operations from Utah to Costa Rica and Tijuana, Mike accepted a position with The Department of Workforce Services as an Employment Counselor. After a short stay working for the State of Utah, he accepted a position at La-Z-Boy as a Human Resource Manager. When the opportunity was presented to join Spillman Technologies, Mike accepted the offer to be their Human Resource Director. Currently Mike is the Director of Human Resources for CoorsTek Medical. Responsibilities cover multiple facilities and reporting to the corporate office.
Mike has served as the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) Bridgerland Chapter President from 2004 to 2005, was a committee member for the SHRM State Crossroads Conference from 2006 to 2013. Mike also served as President and Chairman of the Board for Enable Utah, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities from 1996 to 2002. A native of Cache Valley in Logan, Utah, Mike graduated from Utah State University, and is past member of the National Ski Patrol affiliated with Beaver Mountain providing 15 years of volunteer service. He and his wife Terri have four married children and a few grandchildren. He is currently PHR certified through the SHRM HRCI program, and has been working in Human Resources for more than 100 years. Mike loves being an HR professional and is inspired by the many situations people and business present, the changing employment laws, and the fun intricacies of health reform and benefits.
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
Logan River Golf Course
Luncheon sponsored by Corporate Traditions
Click here to register: bridgerlandshrm.org