Magazine article HRMagazine

Cynthia Dobek, Shrm-Scp

Magazine article HRMagazine

Cynthia Dobek, Shrm-Scp

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HR director

Horizon Specialty Hospitals

Cynthia Dobek has a tenacious spirit.

When she became president of the Southern Nevada SHRM chapter in 2011, the Las Vegas area was still suffering the effects of the Great Recession. The chapter's membership had dropped dramatically, from 600 to 200. Volunteers were also still mourning the death of the chapter's longtime administrator.

But Dobek and other leaders persevered, revamping the Southern Nevada SHRM website, adjusting fees and making new hires as needed. As a result, membership reached 413 this year.

During those tough times, Dobek shared her enthusiasm and energy as co-chair of volunteers at the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in 2011 and 2015. In 2016, she chaired the Nevada State SHRM Conference, which had been suspended for several years, under the banner "HR Is Alive Again In Nevada."

This year, she finally stepped down after serving for six years as chapter president. …

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