Responsible for promoting the benefits of the professional certifications by planning and conducting Certification Review Courses, and providing access to other materials and programs that assist Chapter members who seek certification and/or re-certification.
College Relations Committee
Advisor to the local student chapters and liaison between NOARK and the student chapters. This committee monitors the NOARK scholarship endowment at the University of Arkansas for appropriate funding.
College Relations Chair
Employee Benefits Consultant - GBS Northwest Arkansas
As an Employee Benefits Consultant, Taylor’s primary focus is working with employers on strategic plan design and analysis, compliance consulting, and making data driven decisions. He works with clients of all sizes, both fully and self-insured. Taylor’s extensive benefits and technology experience has allowed him to create a broad depth of understanding in the benefits field.
Taylor received his B.A. in Finance from The University of Arkansas. He frequently serves as a guest speaker for professional organizations covering the topic of employee enrollment, and using technology to create efficiencies.
Taylor Womack joined the Gallagher Benefit Services Fort Smith office in 2016. He began his career in Employee Benefits in 2010. Taylor’s background consists of an ancillary benefit specialist for Unum, and as an Account Executive for Liazon’s private exchange enrollment technology.
SHRM Foundation Committee
Educate chapter members on the benefits of the SHRM Foundation. Coordinate annual fundraising drive for the Foundation.
SHRM Foundation Chair
Global human capital leader with expertise in people strategies, total rewards, strategic planning, compliance, and internal training for diverse workforces. Recognized as a collaborative and resourceful leader and influencer with a proven track record of helping clients resolve complex global talent, mobility, total rewards, M&A, and engagement concerns; building strong, cohesive teams; and partnering with cross functional business leaders to effectively manage and deliver on a multitude of initiatives. Leverage years of success forging solid relationships with key stakeholders and executives.
Responsible for promoting an environment that recognizes, values, and celebrates the unique contributions and differences within the chapter’s membership and their organization.
David Bugea, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Training Program Manager - Arvest Bank Group
David Bugea serves as Training Program Manager for Arvest Bank Group, where he has worked since moving to Northwest Arkansas in 1998. His responsibilities include the delivery of the Arvest’s leadership, diversity and corporate culture messages to over 6,000 associates. He has over 35 years of professional experience with community, regional and nationwide banks, with a career progression that has taken him through a variety of positions focused on training and development, sales management and marketing.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he received his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and later graduated with honors from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University. He holds senior-level professional certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), and the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB). In addition, he holds multiple certifications through The Ken Blanchard Companies (leadership development), FranklinCovey (time, change and project management), and TalentSmart (emotional intelligence).
Throughout his career, Bugea has worked with and supported many organizations that promote the growth and advancement of education, health care and leadership, and he has shared his insights on leadership and diversity in multiple publications and through appearances at regional, national and international conferences. He currently lives in Rogers, where he spends his spare time traveling, enjoying the latest “tech toys” and enjoying the beauty of the Ozark Mountains.
Provide Chapter members with information on current legislative and regulatory issues that affect the Human Resources Management profession via Chapter publications and legislative seminars and workshops. This committee also conducts limited lobbying activities as authorized by the Board.
Kelly Majdan, MBA, AIF, QPFC, CRPS
Managing Director - Arkansas & Southern Missouri
Kelly Majdan is the Managing Director for Strategic Retirement Partners, where she specializes in helping plan fiduciaries navigate the complex world of retirement plan benefits by focusing on sound Fiduciary Best Practices, Investment Due Diligence processes, retirement plan design, and participant education. Over the past 22 years, Kelly has worked on all sides of the corporate retirement world. From corporate retirement plan administration to mutual fund and record keeper sales teams, and in a bank trust department, this vast experience has provided her with a unique insight into how retirement plans truly operate.
Kelly has been recognized two years in a row by The Financial Times as one of the Top 401 Financial Advisers in the 401(k) field and by NAPA, the National Association of Plan Advisors, as a 2017 Top Woman Advisor All-Star in the retirement plan industry. She has also been invited to Capitol Hill several times to listen and advise top Congressional leaders about the future of the retirement savings industry and how proposed laws and regulations could affect American workers’ retirement security.
Kelly, her husband, and two children reside in Northwest Arkansas. With two very active children, she spends much of her time volunteering at their school and athletic activities. She is also a Girls on the Run Coach and enjoys participating in obstacle course challenges with her family.
Responsible for recruiting, member services, and "Member Connect".
Shiela Moss, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President - Information Solutions
Sheila Moss has developed years of expertise in employment eligibility compliance.Trained by attorneys, federal government officials, immigration agents, and corporations, she has been a speaker at the Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management (ARSHRM) conferences many times as well as numerous other events nationwide. Moss is the owner of the consulting group Information Solutions Team and Integritrac background screening. She travels the nation each year training public and private corporations in I-9 compliance and safe hiring programs, and is considered a subject matter expert. She is widely known as the “I-9 Lady.” She is also a well-known leadership program facilitator.
Responsible for developing, scheduling, and coordinating programs and seminars for the membership.
Patti Barnes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Recruiter/HR Generalist - Consumers Testing Laboratories, Inc
Public Relations Committee
Promotes NOARK and its activities within the community.
Wage and Benefit Survey Committee
Coordinates the Chapter's Wage and Benefit Survey of selected positions and arranges for its sale to members and nonmembers. The Wage and Benefit Committee also serves as a resource to Chapter members on compensation issues.
Wage & Benefit Chair
Sr. VP Human Resources - CCF Brands
Sandy has over 15 years’ experience in providing strategic leadership and guidance in the areas of budgeting, customer service, finance, and human resource management. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration and is a member of NOARK and SHRM. In January 2015 she achieved SHRM-SCP and SPHR certification.
She moved to NW AR in January 2008 to work at CCF Brands in Rogers. As Senior Vice President of Human Resources she serves as a part of the executive team for planning and decision making on all business operational strategies as well as providing direct leadership for all people related issues of the company. Previously, she worked eleven years as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of a non-profit rural health system in NE AR, providing direct administrative leadership for its two rural health clinics and Financial Services for all of its entities, leading 60 employees and responsible for the system’s budget.
Sandy enjoys serving as a teacher and volunteer for the Christian Women’s Job Corps of NW AR. She uses her background in business to help women re-enter the job market. Some other interests include volunteering and supporting March of Dimes, Samaritan House of Rogers, Saving Grace and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Workforce Readiness Committee
Seeks to partner with community educational organizations to promote workforce readiness needs.
Workforce Readiness Acting Chair
Judith Tavano, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Managing Director - TRAINIQUE, LLC
Judith Tavano, LERN-CPP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the founder of TRAINIQUE, LLC, a boutique training firm, former University of Arkansas Global Campus director of professional development and adjunct instructor in the human resource development program in the College of Education and Health Professions, and a generations scholar. Judith was named NOARK HR Professional of 2015. Her current committee commitments include Director, Workforce Readiness, Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management, Acting Workforce Readiness Chair, Northwest Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management, Chair, Certification Committee, Northwest Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management, Chair, Speakers Committee, BizCon2016. Judith is a graduate of the Simmons College, Boston, MA, and the daughter of two extraordinary members of the Greatest Generation.
Young Professionals Committee
Helping the next generation of HR professionals get involved in NOARK and in our community.