Mary Ellen Brennan, MBA,PHR,SPHR
Mary Ellen has nearly 20 years’ experience in human resources in professional associations and law firms. Her interests and expertise include workforce planning, organizational culture, performance management, work/life programs such as telework, recruiting, and project management. She managed the development of AIHA’s award-winning career stages project which defined the skills and experience needed by members at various stages in their careers, leading to additional opportunities for the association. Mary Ellen has a strong interest in and passion for developing talent and teams. She has extensive experience using assessments such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Fascination Advantage. She facilitates and leads personal and professional development training, as well as strategic planning and team-building retreats. Mary Ellen has many years of experience coaching association members on successful resume writing, interviewing, and job search skills. A graduate of the MBA program at UMUC, she has continued her learning by obtaining certification in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, as well as training in Lean Six Sigma, advanced facilitation skills and project management. She holds the highest levels of certification in human resource management from both the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).