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Message from the President


    Dear Colleagues,

    I am excited, honored and humbled to serve as the newly elected president of SMA South Florida for the remainder of the 2017 term. SMA has been a driving force in the South Florida HR community since being founded in 2003. Our mission has always been and will continue to focus on providing our HR colleagues with a venue to obtain relevant information on Recruitment, Staffing and Retention. This organization has an amazing group of intelligent, passionate and dedicated HR leaders who are committed to the enhancement of the HR profession. 

    I would like to express my thanks and admiration to our past presidents, Ollie Thomas Jr. and Colin McDonald and their Board of Directors for their hard work, long hours, and extraordinary effort each of them has contributed to the success of this organization. As the 2017 Chapter President, I hope to continue the tradition of providing strategic leadership and upholding the values that SMA is known for.

    The South Florida community is experiencing a dramatic turnaround in the job market.There is no better time to stay informed and get involved in SMA South Florida. If you are returning or a new member to SMA South Florida, we welcome you to our organization and promise that your membership will be filled with exciting programs, seminars and various networking events. 

    If you are considering becoming a member, please review the membership area of our website, contact our members, or attend one of our upcoming events.  

    I look forward to working with all of you and I thank you in advance for everything you will do to assist SMA South Florida to grow and strengthen our mission.


    Janelle Rodriguez, PHR, SHRM-CP

    2017 SMA South Florida President

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