Foundation Chair: Nicole Apollo
Nicole Apollo is a well-rounded Human Resources professional that has held roles in varied areas of Recruitment, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Management. Her career has been spent in the manufacturing, media, professional services and technology industries where she has held several leadership roles. She currently is the HR Director for a local business here on Long Island. Nicole fully understands that people are the nucleus of an organization and utilizes this to have a results-driven mindset to parallel the organization's goals.
Nicole is excited to join the SHRM-LI Board Members, as the Foundation Chair. In this position, she will educate, promote and represent the interests of SHRM Foundation and activities to this chapter's membership. In her professional career, she has run HR departments of one and led many programs to attract top talent. In order for her success, in these efforts, it always came with establishing the foundation. It was important for her to outline and to designate, to other members of her team, what the objectives needed to be, the timeline to get to these goals and the efforts that all team members needed to contribute, in order to help the bottom line. Ensuring that there is consistent communication and realistic expectations has helped contribute to her successes in these efforts. Also, as a long-time board member, for other volunteer organizations, she has shared the pleasure of being a Committee Board Member and has worn many hats to contribute to the mission, vision and goals of the organization's annual initiatives.
Nicole has her Masters of Science (M.S.) in Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University and is a candidate for several Doctoral programs. She is currently certified, through SHRM National, with her SHRM-SCP certification. She is pursuing further certifications through Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI-SPHR) and through American Payroll Association (CPP). Outside of work, Nicole loves volunteering, learning, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.