Magazine article HRMagazine

Sallie Stuvek, SHRM-SCP HR Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough

Magazine article HRMagazine

Sallie Stuvek, SHRM-SCP HR Director, Fairbanks North Star Borough

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Sallie Stuvek grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, where her parents worked the family's gold mine-which wasn't the plum job some might think. It was hard physical labor in an area where winter temperatures can remain at 30 degrees below zero for weeks. Their example instilled in Stuvek a strong work ethic that drives her today at the Fairbanks North Star Borough, a local government where she oversees HR functions for 450 employees.

In HR, she's found treasure of a different sort.

Stuvek is president of the Northern Alaska chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She previously served as president of SHRM's Alaska State Council and spent six years on the board of the Northwest Human Resources Management Association, which includes SHRM chapters in Alaska, Oregon and Washington.

What motivates you?

I am driven to do a good job and have fun. We laugh a lot at work, but we are all dedicated to doing the best job possible. I want to go home each day knowing that I worked hard and earned my pay. …

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