Magazine article HRMagazine

Parker McKenna, SHRM-SCP Director, HR Customer Service, Union Pacific Railroad

Magazine article HRMagazine

Parker McKenna, SHRM-SCP Director, HR Customer Service, Union Pacific Railroad

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After working with the Springfield, Mo., Public School District for 11 years, Parker McKenna recently switched tracks to join the Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Neb.

"Organizations are only as good as the talent of their workforce will allow them to be, and, ultimately, every organization succeeds or fails because of its people," he says.

When it comes to his involvement with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), McKenna has been going full throttle. He is a member of SHRM's Special Expertise Panel on HR disciplines. He previously served on SHRM's Missouri State Council and was president of the Springfield, Mo., chapter in 2013. He has also been a member of SHRM's national advisory team, shaping its young professionals initiative.

What is your greatest accomplishment to date?

When I was at the school district, I helped to transition HR from a transactional role to a strategic partner, adding value to its mission. The school district's strategic plan now includes three focus areas, and one of those is all about the people and HR's impact on the organization. …

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