Director of HR & Professional Development
In October 2015, Liz officially joined the AYS team, after working in an interim role with AYS since August 2015. As Director of Human Resources and Professional Development, Liz is responsible for aligning human capital plans that contribute to a positive organizational culture that collectively supports the employees and mission of AYS.
Liz was instrumental in the realignment of the organizational structure and brought a strategic focus to the Human Resources and Professional Development roles. She brought to the organization an extensive background in human resources in both the non-profit and private sectors.
Liz’s previous non-profit experience includes 15 years with Damar Services, Inc. where she served as vice-president of human resources. Previous employers also include Budget Group, Inc., Apartment Investment & Management Co. (AIMCO) and First Merchants Bank.
Currently, Liz serves as the immediate past board president for Dance Kaleidoscope. She is a member of the Pass the Torch for Women local advisory board, the Ball State University Human Resource advisory board, the Society for Human Resource Management, IndySHRM and the Percussive Arts Society. She is a past chairman of the board of the Muncie chapter of the American Red Cross and past president of the Central Indiana Chapter of Financial Women International.
Liz holds a bachelor of arts degree in finance from Ball State University and has obtained a Professional in Human Resources certification (PHR), a Society for Human Resource Management certification (SHRM-CP) and a Predictive Index certification (PI).