Biography of Linda Drassen
BSM, MM/HRM, PHR, SHRM-CP
President & Your Personal Human Resources Sherpa
In addition to holding an Associate's and Bachelor's Degree in Management, a Master's Degree in Management and Human Resources Management; a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) Certification, and the coveted SHRM-CP (Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional) certification, she also brings almost 20 years of progressive, senior-level human resources experience in a variety of fields.
Linda's career began in Ohio working for the construction industry; medical and multi-physician practices, veteran associations, retail establishments, and high-end restaurant chains. Prior to graduation, Linda turned down an opportunity to attend law school, choosing instead to focus on a career in zoology. While hand-feeding the baby bears and bald eagles was one of her favorite activities, it soon occurred to her that her favorite job activities were ones that required assisting owners and executive-level staff to enrich educational and administrative programs that limited risk associated with employment laws.
Finally deciding on a career in human resources, Linda continued to work two (sometimes three) jobs as she attended college full-time. Although the career choice was made - finding a specific industry proved more challenging. Linda wanted to learn as much as she possibly could about many industries and gain as much information and training as possible before selecting a new field of interest. She has held positions in several industries including law, technology, manufacturing, construction, medical, retail, placement/temporary staffing services, insurance/risk management firms, and non-profit organizations.
After moving to Texas in 2000, Linda completed her Master's Degree in Management and Human Resource Management and found her final calling as a human resource consultant. She believes that her various jobs led her to one of the most rewarding careers of her life as a human resource consultant. Throughout her consulting career, Linda has been able to put her rich mixture of experience and education to work protecting employers from unnecessary lawsuits, fines, and other potentially catastrophic penalties.
Her initial human resource consulting position afforded her the opportunity to learn the insurance industry and secure her property and casualty and health and benefits licenses which helped her increase her ability to further advise and protect her clients. Furthermore, Linda has successfully mitigated EEO claims, has been called upon for expert opinions for publications and has received zero fines on more than 30 ICE (immigration and customs enforcement) audits.
Linda is passionate about the field of human resources and thrives on the rapid pace in which laws and regulations change; she firmly believes that as long as things continue to change, success is inevitable.