Human Resources

The Human Resources Committee educates and serves as a resource to Chamber members, with and without human resources departments.  The Committee provides educational seminars on cutting edge employment-related issues, and also advocates on behalf of human resources causes of interest to the business community.  Further, the Committee provides a forum for Chamber members with varying degrees of human resources knowledge and legal expertise to discuss human resources-related issues relevant to the local community.

Kevin E. Vance


Kevin E. Vance
Duane Morris LLP

El pagnier K. Hudson

Vice Chair

El pagnier K. Hudson
Florida International University

Staff Contact


Educate and be a resource for Chamber membership and local HR Community on HR-related topics. 

  • Hold six bi-monthly committee meetings/workshops at which substantive topics are discussed
  • Focus HR Insights Program on HR implications of first year of Trump administration
  • Hold one or two fall 2017 events focusing on topics of interest including, potentially, a follow-up of last year’s Mind the Gap program and program on legislative changes 

Measure of Success:

  1. Hold six meetings/workshops, fall programs, and HR Insights. 
  2. Issue post evaluations to assess effectiveness of programming.

Refurbish Excellence in HR Awards Program to increase interest.

  • Create meaningful honorary categories with clear definitions by October
  • Appoint a nominating committee of seven no later than November to select 2018 honorees
  • Maximize return on investment for event sponsors by heightening utilization of resources 
  • Utilize digital marketing, social media, and other communication vehicles for honoree submissions and early registration

Measure of Success:

  1. Create five to eight meaningful honorary categories. 
  2. Exceed previous year’s attendance by 15 percent utilizing social media platforms for marketing and registration. 
  3. Advocate on behalf of HR issues affecting Chamber membership and South Florida HR Community. 
  4. Submitting legislative issues to GMCC Governmental Affairs Committee by September. 
  5. Have representation on GMCC Legislative fly-ins

Additional Committee Programming

Excellence in HR Awards

HR Insights

Programming for business owners, executives and HR professionals that offers a stimulating and informative forum highlighting topics that support business strategies with HR related resources. The half-day conference includes panel discussions with subject matter experts and keynote presentations that cover recent changes in employment law, workforce training/education, organizational development and performance management.
An HRCI Approved Provider determines program eligibility for credit hours towards recertification on an annual basis.

Top Investors

Baptist Health South Florida
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Florida International University
Florida Power & Light
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