Genelle is a managing partner and HR consultant for PeopleFirst HR Solutions, which provides customized and integrated human resources solutions to organizations of any size and industry. She has 25 years of HR experience in executive leadership in both higher education and manufacturing and in public, private, non-profit, religious, and global organizations. She has started up HR departments, expanded organizations through mergers and acquisitions, and enhanced already developed HR departments, ensuring they effectively balance and support the needs of the employees and align their efforts with the strategic direction of the organization. Genelle also has 17 years of board leadership, to include local SHRM boards, United Way, Chamber of Commerce, and currently Cotter Schools.
Genelle has a master's degree in business management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Some of her areas of expertise include organizational development and training (succession planning, employee development, supervisor training, leadership and HR coaching), performance management, compensation and benefits plans, talent acquisition (search and onboarding), reductions in force and career transitions, regulatory compliance and policy development, employee relations/investigations, mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing, and strategic and HR planning and reporting.