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About Tech SHRM

Our Mission

To stimulate interest in the field of Human Resources (HR) and to provide assistance in developing our members’ careers in business.

OUR Goal

To create an environment that fosters network development, to provide leadership opportunities, and establish and support standards of excellence in Human Resource Management.

Meet our Executive team

Claire Garver

President

Hometown: Tyler, Texas 

Major: Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources

Campus Involvement: Tech SHRM President 

Why I joined Tech SHRM: I joined Tech SHRM because I wanted to expand my knowledge of Human Resources. I wanted to be able to gain leadership experience and connect with other peers with the same interests as me! 

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My favorite thing about Tech SHRM has been the knowledge that I have gained and the connections that being in this organization has brought me. I have been able to grow my leadership skills and make great friends and mentors along the way!

Contact: cgarver@ttu.edu 

Michael Raley

Senior VP of Internal Operations

Hometown: Carrollton, Texas 

Major: Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources 

Campus Involvement: Tech SHRM, Red Raider Orientation and Camp, Tech Habitat for Humanity, Greek Life, National SHRM, and TMHRA

Why I joined Tech SHRM: I joined Tech SHRM because of the networking opportunities it offers and for the chance to meet like minded students interested in the complex field of HR 

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My favorite parts about Tech SHRM are the speakers and learning opportunities that help develop my skills as an HR professional, and prepare me for the work force post-graduation. 

Contact: michael.raley@ttu.edu 

Madison Tennant

VP of Public Relations

Hometown: Austin, TX 

Major: Public Relations 

Campus Involvement: VP of PR for Tech SHRM

Why I joined Tech SHRM: I join TTU SHRM to improve my networking and public relations skills. 

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My favorite thing about TTU SHRM is being able to interact and grow with others through the use of social media.  

Contact: madison.tennant@ttu.edu 

Rachel Hutto

Senior VP of External Affairs

Hometown: Frisco, Texas   

Major: Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management 

Campus Involvement: TTU SHRM

Why I joined Tech SHRM: I wanted to enhance my involvement within Texas Tech and to further expand my knowledge in the Human Resources industry. I currently hold a Human Resources internship position with Real Time Resolutions located in Dallas. I am looking forward to connecting my job into my new position with SHRM while also using my new knowledge with SHRM in my internship. I am very excited and thankful to have this opportunity to grow connections in the Human Resources industry and to help my fellow peers along the way. 

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My favorite part about SHRM is the community. I will forever have connections in the Human Resources industry due to my time in SHRM and that is a very special opportunity to have. Everyone in SHRM is so helpful and resourceful, making the overall organization a great group of men and women. 

Contact: rachel.hutto@ttu.edu

Erin Bourgeois

VP of Engagment 

Hometown: Houston, Texas 

Major: Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources 

Campus Involvement: VP of Engagement of SHRM

Why I joined Tech SHRM: I joined Tech SHRM to get more experience and take on a leadership role. Tech SHRM has great opportunities for networking and working with a great group of people. While gaining experience and creating connections this is a great organization to be apart of.  

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My favorite thing about Tech SHRM would be getting opportunities I would have missed out on if I did not join this organization. Getting to meet and talk with experienced professionals is something I would not have done, if not for this organization. Tech SHRM, is a great way to broaden my knowledge and experience within my major.  

Contact: erin.bourgeois@ttu.edu

Maddox Miller 

VP of Finance 

Hometown: Amarillo, Texas   

Major: Social Work

Campus Involvement:  Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women

Why I joined Tech SHRM: My friend told me about SHRM and all the great opportunities she
has gotten because of her involvement and it just sounded like the perfect organization for me! I wanted to learn more about HR and gain connections within the Lubbock community.

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My favorite thing about SHRM is what all the organization has to offer. From internships to scholarships, they really care about Tech students and furthering our careers. 

Contact: maddox.miller@ttu.edu

Annika Aasbo

VP of Alumni Relations

Maria Gonzales

VP of Administration 

Hometown: Arlington, Texas 

Major: Marketing and Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources 

Campus Involvement: VP of Alumni Relations for Tech SHRM, Tech Marketing Association, Tech Alumni Association

Why I joined Tech SHRM: I joined Tech SHRM for the opportunity to learn more and grow in the field of human resources as a business professional. Tech SHRM has offered me unique opportunities that will be beneficial for my future career and has allowed me to be involved in leadership opportunities as Vice President of Administration for Tech SHRM.  Tech SHRM also allows me to be a member of the National SHRM Society, which allows me access to vast information that will help me in my future career. Tech SHRM offers me unique job opportunities in Lubbock and throughout the state of Texas and more that can only be accessed by being a member of the Tech SHRM Society. The experience SHRM offers to be actively involved with other business professionals and members of the society allows me to build connections that will follow me throughout my future career.

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My most favorite thing about Tech SHRM is that it offers great opportunities for Networking in Lubbock, throughout the state of Texas, and nationwide. I was able to Network and meet Tom Barton President of Dallas SHRM in our last Industry Tour we took to the Dallas Metroplex but was also able to network with other Texas Tech Alumni for future job opportunities.  Industry trips allowed me to network with business professionals and alumni at some of the biggest companies in Texas and helped increase my networking connections.

Contact: me.gonzales@ttu.edu

Hometown: Catarina, TX 

Major: Business Management with a concentration in Human Resource Management

Campus Involvement:  VP of Alumni Relations for Tech SHRM, Director of Membership Recruitment for Mortar Board

Why I joined Tech SHRM: I joined TTU SHRM to network with like-minded individuals, expand upon my leadership skills, and prepare for my future career in Human Resources Management. 

Favorite Thing about Tech SHRM: My favorite thing about TTU SHRM are the tremendous opportunities and resources the organization provides to business students.   

Contact: annika.aasbo@ttu.edu 

Feruzan Irani Williams

Faculty Advisor

Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Human Resource Management Program and the Rawls Summer Business Institute at the Rawls College of Business Administration, Texas Tech University.  She teaches and does research in the areas of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.  Her specific areas of research interest include emotional labor and stress, leadership, training and performance appraisals, and workplace aggression and counterproductive behaviors, with a special emphasis on the struggles faced by women. 

 

Dr. Irani Williams is passionate about working with, and mentoring, students and student organizations and thoroughly enjoys her current role as the Faculty Advisor for Tech Society for Human Resource Management.  She is also actively involved in fostering community relationships, especially with the Lubbock Society for Human Resource Management.