Portland, OR… Jordan Ramis PC shareholder Amy A. Robinson has been appointed President-Elect for the Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management ("SWSHRM"). SWSHRM is the local affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management ("SHRM"), the largest professional organization devoted to the human resource profession.
In addition to practicing law, Amy is a former human resource professional, which gives her a unique perspective on the practical challenges HR leaders juggle. With over a decade representing public and private employers as an attorney, Amy has deep experience in a full range of employment issues. Amy also serves as general counsel to her clients on a range of business and employment matters.
In her role as incoming President-Elect, Amy recently attended the SHRM Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. This conference occurs every fall in the capital and includes SHRM's volunteer leaders from around the nation. "Engage. Inspire. Lead" was the theme for the 2012 conference. According to Amy, it was a "wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other HR leaders from the Pacific Northwest Region and beyond, while learning about current issues, strategies, and best practices for personnel management."
Amy earned her B.A. from Washington State University. She earned her J.D. at Lewis and Clark College, Northwestern School of Law. She serves on the board of the Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association (SWHRMA), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She was previously the chair of the board of directors for LAW Advocates (2010) and served as president of Washington Women Lawyers (2008-2009). She is licensed to practice in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska.