HR Choice Owner and Consultant Bios
HR Choice is supported by consultant talent spanning most industries and business disciplines with experience and expertise from start-up to Fortune 100.
Susan Williams is the Founder of HR Choice and serves as a consultant and co-owner for the firm. Susan has spent the last thirty years as a business owner and executive human resource consultant. Her experience spans all facets of human resource management while specializing in the support of small and mid-sized business leaders developing and executing on mission critical human capital strategies and tactics.
Prior to starting her own business in 1985 Susan spent several years with Mountain Bell, US West and AT&T. She held several key executive leadership positions within in human resources and customer service. From 2008-2012 Susan also served as the Vice President of Human Resources for Phoenix-based Adreima, Inc. where she started as a consultant with HR Choice and a human resources business partner in 2004 before joining the company full-time in 2008 to support the company’s leadership through explosive growth and M&A activity.
With a passion for small business, Susan is a past recipient of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Small Business Owner of the Year award, past chair of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Small Business Leadership Council and has also served on the Executive Board of Directors for the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.
Tracy Morrissey, SHRM-SCP
A self-proclaimed, “HR, Culture and Leadership Junkie”, with a personal mission to “reinvent the way humans experience work,” Tracy Morrissey gets her fix in a variety of roles as consultant and co-owner for HR Choice. In particular, she specializes in the areas of business management, human resource strategy development, establishing and implementing human resource policy and practices, and high performance leadership development.
In her past Tracy held a variety of leadership positions in Marketing, Sales, Business Development, Customer Operations, and Talent/Leadership Management at TW Telecom, Time Warner Communications, US West and PB Loco. She is a multifaceted and well-respected leader with demonstrated successes in business planning, strategic and tactical human resources management, sales/business development and manager/leader training and development. Her extensive experience working in and with start-ups, small, and large corporate businesses uniquely prepares her to understand and appreciate the challenges and opportunities of HR Choice’s clients.
Marygrace Ohab, Senior Consultant, has held Human Resource leadership positions for over thirty years. Prior to her association with HR Choice, Marygrace was the Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager at Medtronic Microelectronics Center in Tempe, AZ. Marygrace served in HR leadership roles at Motorola and Freescale Semiconductor that included In-Business HR, Staffing, HR Operations, and EEO/Affirmative Action.
As Director of Global Diversity at Motorola Semiconductor Products Sector, Marygrace led the design and implementation of a global organizational change process that was widely benchmarked and acknowledged as best-in-class. The results were showcased on CBS Evening News, in numerous articles and publications, and are captured in White Men, Women and Minorities in the Changing Workforce by Dr. Anthony Ipsaro. Marygrace has served on numerous teams, boards and projects including the Technology Workforce Partnership, INROADS, Maricopa County Community Advisory Board, and, currently,1n10. Marygrace was awarded the 1994 Diversity Leadership Award, Motorola’s 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, and was a finalist for the 1994 Athena Award for outstanding leadership. Her progressive thinking resulted in numerous community awards and recognition for Motorola.
Christie Doherty serves as our Senior Business Performance Consultant and specializes in leadership and organizational development, executive coaching, and workforce transformation. Christie is especially sought for her ability to assess and align corporate culture and business and talent strategies for progressive organizations focused on bottom-line results. Her extensive corporate and non-profit experiences have given her a unique perspective of the challenges and opportunities of leadership in small and large for-profit and non-profit firms.
Former Vice President, Wholesale Service Delivery at Qwest, Christie had responsibility for Customer Service Operations for Wholesale customers, managing over 1,700 employees with revenue responsibility for $3.2 billion. She held a number of executive positions in the telecom and cable industries, including assignments in Strategic Planning, Customer Operations, Marketing, Sales, and Organization Effectiveness. Christie is also the former CEO of The Leadership Investment, a non-profit focused on gender equality and the advancement of women in business. Active in the community, Christie is a Board member of a variety of local and national non-profits focused on hunger and poverty; education; diversity; leadership; and the advancement and support of women. She is the recipient of the US West Chairman’s Award for Leadership, the Women’s Leader of Excellence Award, and the Woman of Vision Award.
Lisa A. Dailey, SHRM-SCP
Lisa A. Dailey is an accomplished HR Director with 25 years of experience and success coaching clients on HR and business issues, developing and implementing HR programs, and spearheading change initiatives. As a Business Partner to clients, she has consulted with managers (up to the Executive level) on a wide variety of strategic and transactional challenges, and creatively incorporates technology in business solutions.
Her expertise includes: Client Coaching, Performance Management, Training and Organizational Development, Leadership & Employee Development, Succession Planning, Compensation, Recruiting, Orientation, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Change Management, Process Improvement, and Project Management.
She has supported businesses small and large, led cross-functional teams, and managed projects on a local and national scale. Clients include small businesses up to and including Fortune 100 companies in: Healthcare, Natural Gas, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Commercial Real Estate, Education and Retail. While at Schick, she helped manage the ‘President’s Values Campaign’ and identify new values important to the business, secure employee feedback, and resolve merger issues. She also developed a ‘Pulse Survey’ that helped address internal problems affecting morale, communication, and work performance, which was used successfully in various departments and divisions at Cushman & Wakefield and Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis (now Pfizer).
Lisa is motivated by a Challenge…being Creative…helping Clients…and achieving Positive Results! She is a long-standing member of SHRM, a newer member of CHRA, and currently co-chairs the Exhibitor Committee for the 2013 CHRA Annual Conference in Denver.
Linda J. Edwards, CHRE, SPHR
Linda Edwards has been in senior Human Resources Management for over twenty years and with HRChoice since 2006. She has worked with such companies as JC Penney’s, Sheraton IT, Ameristar Resorts and Aegis Communications. She also spent seven years as the Corporate Human Resources Consultant for DKEnterprises, a primary Casino Management Group and traveled the country, setting up HR Departments for several Native American tribes during their Casino/Hotel start-ups. Linda is a subject matter expert in employment law, FMLA administration and management “soft skills” training. She is also certified as a third party administrator for Arizona’s E-Verify system and is a certified Arizona Family Court Mediator.
Kellen Morrissey, SHRM-CP
Kellen Morrissey is our newest consultant specializing in HR analytics, HRIS, Talent and Performance and Employee Engagement. As an HRIS subject matter expert, Kellen has managed complex projects including system implementation, access and content development, and training end-users. She is a driver of department initiatives relating to Organizational Development, Process Improvements, and Employee Engagement Strategy.
In addition to supporting HR Choice clients , Kellen works within the Human Resources team of a privately-held pharmaceutical company in Columbus, OH where she has acquired experience in the bio-pharmaceutical, advanced manufacturing, and research science sectors while serving as a community partner to the Chamber of Commerce, local universities, and non-profit organizations. As a Millennial ally in the changing demographic, Kellen offers a unique perspective on HR practices and strategy. She enjoys managing challenging projects, creating a positive and sustainable work environment, and using analytics to capture the results that HR can deliver.