Contact Us   |   Print Page   |   Sign In   |   Join HRPS
Member Spotlight
Share |

Mary Ann Luciano and Cathy Chess, Co-Chairs of the Arizona Human Resource Executive Forum (HREF), told us why they value their HRPS and Arizona HREF memberships.


Mary Ann Luciano, VP, Right Management


Cathy Chess, SVP HR, Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Cathy Chess responds to our questions:

What is your involvement with HRPS?
I became a member of HRPS a few years ago as a result of my participation in our local affiliate, the Arizona Human Resources Executive Forum. The HRPS Global Conference and Fall Forum have been an important part of my professional development ever since. I’m part of this year’s conference planning committee, which has given me an even greater appreciation for the effort required to create a great conference experience for attendees!

Why do you value your HRPS membership?
HRPS provides me with learning opportunities that meet my needs as a senior HR leader, and my participation in HRPS events challenges me to consider new ideas and approaches when it comes to HR strategy & process.

Can you provide a personal story of how HRPS has helped your professional career?
In a word, networking! HRPS and our local affiliate both provide great opportunities to meet other leaders in the HR field. It’s impossible to place a value on the connections I’ve made.

 

Mary Ann Luciano responds to our questions:

What is your involvement with HRPS?
In 2008, I accepted a new position and relocated to Arizona from New York. I had been an active member of the HRPS New York affiliate. I was delighted that Phoenix had an affiliate and immediately joined. It’s been marvelous: I’ve made new business colleagues, who welcomed me to the area and facilitated my assimilation into the business community. I soon joined the membership and sponsorship committees, and was honored that my colleagues invited me to join the Board and to accept the position of President-elect.

Why do you value your HRPS membership?
Two reasons come to mind: the ongoing learning at regular meetings with thought-provoking presentations from key authors, economists, and business leaders; and less formal meetings on current important HR topics where members share their best practices. Equally important are the associations with colleagues who are a constant source of inspiration and support.

Can you provide a personal story of how HRPS has helped your professional career?
I totally echo Cathy’s response to the question – the value is immeasurable.

Association Management Software Powered by YourMembership.com®  ::  Legal