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Gretchen A. McKinney, a seasoned professional in

organizational strategies, risk management, investigations, Civil

Service management, Louisiana employment law, and

human resources management, bringing extensive

experience from diverse sectors such as government, retail, finance,

and the military. Leveraging her expertise, she assists clients in

developing organizational agility critical for business success.

Currently, she facilitates the SHRM learning system, coaches,

and presents for the Career Immersion and Leadership Institute.

Previously, Ms. McKinney held dual roles as the City of

Mandeville’s Civil Service Director and Human Resources Director,

supporting Civil Service and Non Civil Service positions including

the department of Planning and Zoning, Public Works, Events,

City Hall and Police Departments. Her background includes

leadership roles with Civilian Facilitation for the US Navy,

Opryland Hotel, Ford Motor Credit, and Sam’s Club.

Using her many year's in safety and expertise in business continuity

Ms. McKinney was selected and served on the St. Tammany Parish

Government's Economic Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Council

during the COVID pandemic.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology

from Texas A&M University and is a certified Human Resources

Professional with SHRM-SCP and HR Certification Institute's Senior

Professional in Human Resources credentials.

With 25 years in the Society for Human Resource Management and

membership in the Public Sector HR Association (PSHRA) formerly

IPMA-HR, Ms. McKinney is Past President and

Honorary Lifetime Member of the Northshore Society for Human Resource Management.

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