Listee Features — Human Resources

Maggie Estess


Maggie M. Estess is a human resources and recruiting expert celebrating more than 20 years of success in executive leadership roles. Since 2019, she has been the chief human resource officer for Southern Veterinary Partners, a national chain of animal hospitals with more than 5,000 total employees. Ms. Estess has been with the company during a period of unprecedented growth, including three consecutive years during which it was included on the Inc. list of the fastest-growing businesses in the United States. Ms. Estess holds a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism from Mississippi State University and began her business career in 2001 as a management associate trainee with AmSouth Bank. She quickly rose to become a branch manager and was

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Patricia Shingleton


Embarking on her professional endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Fairmont State University in 2003, Patricia Shingleton, SPHR, went on to be certified as a rehabilitation counselor and achieve a Master of Science in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University in 2005. She began her career as a senior vocational rehabilitation counselor with the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services that same year. In 2010, she rose to the position of quality assurance specialist before leaving the division in 2014. Joining American Consolidated Natural Resources, Ms. Shingleton subsequently served as their human resources coordinator from 2014 to 2017, during which time she achieved further human resource certifications. In 2017, Ms. Shingleton returned to West Virginia University

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Brandie Reece


Born in a small town in Montana, Brandie J. Reece hails from a family of educators and knew from an early age that she wanted to be involved in education. She began her studies at Montana State University Northern, where she achieved a Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in 1998. Also certified as a reading specialist and in a variety of subjects, she subsequently earning a Master of Education in educational counseling, summa cum laude, from Azusa Pacific University in 2005. Ms. Reece continued to excel as an elementary educator, school guidance counselor, verbal judo instructor and adjunct professor until her health caused her to take medical leave after two years in the role of senior counselor. When Ms. Reece

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Rochelle Noone


After earning a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Memphis, Rochelle Noone began her career as a recruiter. As she began working with various human resources leaders and professionals, she realized that she wanted to be able to help people with their professional development. This goal was further cemented through an incident that occurred early on in her work as a human resources specialist, where two people, one white and the other Black, were hired for the same job, but with a vast pay disparity. Assuming it was a mistake, Ms. Noone approached her then boss, but that was not the case, and she vowed that she would become a leader in the profession to ensure that

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Sara Sutter


First earning a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from John Carroll University in 1996, Sara Sutter began her career that same year as a management consultant for the utilities department of PwC, rising to the position of principal management consultant before she left the company in 2002. From there, she joined SAP, where she excelled as a public services consulting manager, utilities practice manager and the director of public services and health care between 2008 and 2016. During this time, Ms. Sutter additionally obtained certification in SAP’s utilities solution and achieved a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. In 2016, Ms. Sutter joined Utegration, an IT service management company, as the director of consulting. She then rose

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Shirley Bryant


Joining the U.S. Army to support her education, Shirley Boykins Bryant chose to pursue a career in behavior counseling and human resources after realizing that there was a need for people to take on that kind of work. Achieving a master’s degree in human resource management from Columbia Southern University, she then joined Touro University Worldwide, where she earned a Master of Business Administration and a Doctor of Philosophy in human and organizational psychology, summa cum laude. She also holds a diploma in modern applied psychology and has been certified in diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and inclusive and ethical leadership by the University of South Florida as well as in corporate training and professional education, as an

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Amy Stevens


A highly versatile, hands-on and results driven human resource professional, Amy I. Stevens holds considerable expertise in recruiting, onboarding and training, and retaining and talent building, while prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion. Since 2018, she has contributed her skills in strategic and creative problem solving to Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc., and has held the role of human resources manager since 2021, following the receipt of her human resource professional certification in 2020. Priding herself on her ability to attain results while helping to foster meaningful relationships within the company, Ms. Stevens is always willing to offer advice, guidance and mentorship to help her team meet and exceed their goals. Mitsubishi Chemical Carbon Fiber and Composites, Inc. is

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Tania White


Holding considerable expertise in health care, human resource business strategy, and policy creation and compliance, Tania A. White has excelled as the chief executive officer and chief human resources strategist with Canary HR Consulting since 2019. While her company’s niche is health care, they consult for a diverse array of health care, non-profit, retail and restaurant establishments and organizations. Two of her clients who have been with her from the start are the PCC Community Wellness Center and the AeroStar Avion Institute, where she currently sits on the advisory board. Between 2016 and 2019, Ms. White served the Loretto Hospital in Chicago as the director of human resources and later as the chief human resources officer. Previously, she was the

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Judith Lovell


Judith C. Lovell is the founder and chief executive officer of Crystal Clear Educational Systems, Inc., a line of educational resources and instructional support products created to help make high-quality coaching, training, and professional development materials available to all. Since childhood, Ms. Lovell dreamed of becoming a teacher like her mother, and felt called to work in community and human services positions that would allow her to help create safer, stronger neighborhood resources. She launched her career in 1980 as an employee of the Metropolitan Transit Authority/New York City Transit, and in 1984, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in urban planning from Brooklyn College. Ms. Lovell pursued additional education throughout the 1990s, first completing a management certificate at the

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