Magazine article HRMagazine

Member Spotlight: Timothy A. Kelly

Magazine article HRMagazine

Member Spotlight: Timothy A. Kelly

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SHRM-SCP HR director, Flowers Baking Company of New Orleans LLC

Timothy Kelly was a senior in college when Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years ago. As a member of the Louisiana Air National Guard, he was deployed to help load emergency supplies onto helicopters, guard shelters and patrol the New Orleans area.

Witnessing that destruction and then losing his father a few months later prompted him to think more seriously about his future and that of his community.

Perhaps that's why he's so eager to help today's college students. As president of the New Orleans chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) last year, Kelly worked with the University of New Orleans to create HR internships at local companies with funding by the chapter. He also led efforts to charter the Tulane University SHRM student chapter.

Currently, Kelly is the diversity director for SHRM's Louisiana State Council and is planning Louisiana SHRM's first diversity and inclusion summit, to be held in 2016. …

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