Karen Gureghian, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Karen Gureghian has 20 years of Human Resource management experience working for public and private organizations in the Twin Cities. In 2003, she launched her own consulting firm, which specializes in implementing the human resource function for small or start-up companies. In this role, Karen works directly with owners and presidents of companies and acts as a strategic HR business partner and implementation specialist in the areas of policy and procedure documentation, recruiting, benefits, and HR function set-up. Prior to 2003, Karen worked as an HR Manager for Xilinx and FSI International.
Karen has been an active member of HR Professionals of Minnesota since 2003. She served as a Co-Chair for Professional Development where she was responsible for organizing the Fall and Spring Conferences, VP of Membership, and President. Karen is a Chartering Member of HRP-MN and worked as part of a team to gain SHRM chapter affiliation. She is a member of SHRM and has served as Secretary and is currently serving as Associate Director of Membership of the SHRM Minnesota State Council.
Karen earned her MBA from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota and BA in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, Wisconsin. She has the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and also works as an adjunct faculty member for Metropolitan State University teaching courses in Human Resources.
Sarah Leider, PHR, SHRM-CP
Sarah Leider is a Human Resources professional with over 20 years of HR Experience specializing in employee handbooks, policies and procedures, training, employee relations, and recruiting. Prior to working as an HR Consultant, Sarah was the Human Resources Director for PPG Industries, a manufacturing facility with approximately 400 employees. Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato and a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Western Kentucky University.
Sarah is a member of SHRM and HR Professionals of Minnesota where she regularly participates in professional development training sessions to stay up to date on HR topics and legal compliance.