From Tunica to Taylorsville…Greenwood to Gulfport…Collins to Corinth….Hot Coffee to Hernando….when local Mississippi SHRM chapters need help…who do they call? No, not Ghostbusters…..they call the Dynamic Duo of District Directors, Amanda Ford and Janna Rogers!
District Director: Secret Origins
Almost every hero has a secret origin and a District Director is no different. But, today…on a day unlike any other…we uncover that secret. So, gather around…..listen closely. It all began when SHRM setup their structure on how to categorize the chain of information from the chapter to the state to the regional to the national level. (You get the idea.) Every State Council has a Director but almost all Director has a District Director who assists the chapters in more one-on-one tasks. (Yes, this is simplified but…again…you get the idea.)
In Mississippi, there are two. The Northern District Director patrols the streets and rescues chapters such as the Delta Area HRA, NorthCentral MS HRA, NE and NW Mississippi HRA and Golden Triangle HRA. On the other hand, the Southern District Director patrols the streets and rescues chapters such as the Capital Area HRA, South MS SHRM, Gulf Coast HRA and East Central MS HRA.
Janna Rogers: Northern District Director
The District Director for the North Mississippi is Janna Rogers. She is a dual member of both the NW Mississippi HRA and the Memphis SHRM chapters. The Desoto County Board of Supervisors has carried the privilege of having her as their HR Director since 2oo8. In addition, Janna is also an Adjunct Instructor with Union University. She has a Bachelors, Professional Studies in Healthcare Administration and a Masters in Business Administration.
I’ve personally had the pleasure of working with Janna on the State Council and know first-hand that she has the spirit of a hero! Discovering that she has a background in healthcare only serves as a testament to her caring personality. The chapters in North Mississippi have a caped crusader ready to lend a helping and a heartfelt word of encouragement.
Amanda Ford: Southern District Director
Janna doesn’t do it alone. She has a counterpart in the Southern District ready to hold back the tides of inexperienced applicants and promote the HR profession. That person is Amanda Ford.
Amanda is the manager of the Gulf Coast office of Elwood Staffing and has served on the Mississippi State Council of SHRM in various capacities over the years. Most recently, before taking the Southern District role, Amanda was the Chapter President of the Gulf Coast HRA (then known as Harrison Hancock HRA).
She is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and specializes in staffing and recruitment.
I met Amanda in 2008 on a trip to Washington, DC for the 2008 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)’s Leadership Conference. It has been my pleasure to work with Amanda since then as part of the State Council. She is a dedicated member and a team player.
Want to know more about Amanda and Janna? Are you an SHRM At-Large Member in Mississippi wanting to connect with a local chapter? If so, this Dynamic Duo can help!
Click here to visit Janna Rogers’ LinkedIn profile.
Click here to visit Amanda Ford’s LinkedIn profile.
For more information, visit one of the following social networks/sites: