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Brad Galin, SHRM-SCP Director of HR, Portage Public Schools

Magazine article HRMagazine

Brad Galin, SHRM-SCP Director of HR, Portage Public Schools

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In his first HR job, Brad Galin wrote policies for international theme parks. He boasts of riding 106 roller coasters around the world. Naturally, he sees some similarities to working in HR. "There are ups and downs, and sometimes it makes you sick," says Galin, who writes a blog called RollerCoaster HR.

His career path certainly has taken plenty of twists and turns. In addition to working with theme parks in China, Mexico and Brazil, he has also held HR roles with an aquarium, a family-owned printing company, a large nonprofit agency serving people with disabilities and a large public school district. And he has a consulting business on the side.

He takes the same adventurous approach to volunteering with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Although he recently moved to Michigan, he still serves as director-at-large for the Indiana State Council of SHRM, where he previously focused on diversity and technology roles. He also has volunteered with the HR Indiana Conference Committee and has been part of the Society's social media team at the Annual Conference in recent years. …

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