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Christel Colon

Christel Colón

Past President SHRM-LI

Christel Colón, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a career Human Resources professional. She has specialized in compensation management and worked as a generalist in law, publishing, advertising, healthcare, higher education, research and development, government, incubator start-ups and consulting for domestic and global organizations with populations from 50 to 15,000 employees.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communications from Pace University in NYC and a Masters in Labor Management Studies from Stony Brook University on Long Island. She has a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and the new SHRM-SCP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management as well as a Labor Management certification from New York State.

Annette Perry

Annette Perry, SHRM-CP, PHR

Past President SHRM-LI

Annette Perry, PHR, SHRM-CP a respected HR professional, is currently the Immediate Past President for SHRM-LI. She holds a degree in Business Management from Adelphi University. Annette is currently the Director of Human Resources for Empire Merchants. LLC.

In 1996, Annette received the recognition of her peers when she achieved her professional certification as a PHR (Professional in Human Resource Management) by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). In addition to being President of SHRM-LI, Annette is also former Vice President for the Long Island Chapter of the Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS-LI). She has served on various committees and in a number of capacities for SHRM-LI. At the April 2008 SHRM-LI Annual Conference, Annette was recognized for her dedication to the HR Profession by receiving the prestigious Joseph Duffy Award.

Robin McConnell

Robin Mcconnell

Past President SHRM-LI

Robin McConnell has been an integral part of SHRM-LI for over 15 years and is a former 2-time past president. Within her many roles in Human Resources, Robin keeps abreast of current trends in the marketplace and employment field. Her commitment to SHRM-LI also extends to the state level as she is the current NYS State Director. Two years ago, Robin was honored at the SHRM-LI Annual Conference when she received the Joseph Duffy Award.

Rob Potorski

Robert F. Potorski

Past President SHRM-LI

Rob Potorski is currently an Outplacement Consultant with DBM – Long Island office . He possesses over thirty years of Human Resources managerial experience including twenty at the director or VP level in both corporate and plant environments, with a specialization in staffing. He earned an Industrial Relations undergraduate degree from Rider University and an M.B.A. from Dowling College. Rob is currently Vice-Chair, Board of Directors of the Urban League of Long Island, Board Member of SHRM-LI and current Legislative Chair. He also was past President of the Long Island Chapter, and Co-Chair of the Annual Conference. Rob is a recipient of the Joseph C. Duffy Award for professional HR excellence.

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