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Lisa Blanton, SHRM-SCP

Lisa Blanton possesses a diverse business background that includes over 30 years in corporate positions such as COO, CFO, and CHRO; including 13 years as a business owner.

Lisa has a proven track record of helping leaders drive for high achieving results through strategy, integration and people relationships with a focus on financial, people service, and enterprising aspects of a business.

Lisa’s career is filled with success stories of assisting entrepreneurs build the business functions of operations, finance, accounting, and human resources while they concentrate on the development of their product or service. She is passionate about guiding leadership teams to successfully build their organizations and provide the best environment and culture for their employees.

Lisa teaches leadership teams to get what they want from their businesses. She does this by providing a complete system with simple tools to help teams achieve alignment in their vision, get traction to execute to achieve every part of their vision and to help the leaders become a healthy, functional, cohesive leadership team.

Always wanting to help others, Lisa is an active member of the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) and has served on the Board of Directors of the 800+ member association as the Treasurer, Co-VP of Conference, and currently as President-Elect. She also holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and an SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has an MBA in Organizational Studies. In her free time, Lisa enjoys cheering for the Texas A&M University sports teams, traveling, and meeting new friends.

Her core values are to help first, do the right thing, do what I promise, grow or die, and be humbly confident.

Specialties:

Strategic Planning, Ownership Transition, Change Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, and Management Advising.


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Kim Jones, SHRM- CP

Kim is a native of Austin, Texas, has a diverse background in HR, and over 12 years’ experience in the field of Business Development. She has demonstrated success with multiple start-up companies and is excellent at identifying the needs of an organization while linking their business goals and objectives.

In the past, Kim has served as an individual contributor and consultant for small to mid-sized companies based all over the United States, giving her a wealth of knowledge that equipped Kim to be a valuable asset to businesses in both their start-up and growth phases.

While her range of experience is broad, she maintains specific skills in Finance, Accounting, Business Formation and Structure, Payroll, HRIS platforms, and Business Operations.

Kim is a continuous learner and, in addition to her education, takes advantage of webinars, seminars, and blog posts to further her understanding of HR and stay up to date on policy changes around the country. Kim supports and provides counsel to women in business and enjoys helping entrepreneurs with the formations of their new business ideas.

In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family, camping, reading, and gardening. Kim has been a foster parent, has donated her time and baking skills to multiple foster care organizations, helped start and now manages a non-profit youth basketball league and regularly volunteers to read in the library to elementary age students.


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Leah Jaramillo, SHRM-SCP, Certified Instructional Designer (ATD)

Leah Jaramillo is a senior business management and organizational leader with over 15 years of experience utilizing and leveraging information systems to improve operations and client services.

Leah has a proven track record of helping leaders drive for high achieving results through strategy, integration and people relationships with a focus on financial, people service, and enterprising aspects of a business.

As an established business management and organizational leader, Leah teaches leadership teams to get what they want from their businesses. She does this through Strategic Planning, Benefits Administration, Human Resources, and Learning & Talent Development.

Leah is an active member of the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) and has been elected to the AHRMA Board as the Co-VP of Conference for 2020-2022. She also served as Vice President of Programs for WilcoHR in 2019.

Leah is a member of the Society/Industrial + Organizational Psychology (SIOP), holds certifications as an SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Licensed Texas Insurance Agent, Certified Instructional Designer (ATD). She is an Accredited Advisor in Insurance Management (AAI-M), and Leah is also a Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Organizational Leadership & Communication and is currently working toward her MBA in Healthcare Management.

Specialties:

Business Optimization, Workforce Planning, Information Systems, Compensation Analysis, and Post-M&A Integration


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Tina Cooper, SHRM-CP

Tina Cooper comes to Austin Alliance Group with over 10 years of forwarding-thinking Human Resource experience. Her experience includes the five stages of the employee life cycle, performance management, benefits administration, HRIS management, employment law, and compliance. Her range of industries includes health care, manufacturing, retail, and construction. Her passion is helping others become a better version of themselves, through education. Tina has served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related conflicts.

Tina earned a bachelor’s degree with a focus in Finance and a master’s degree with a focus in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources accreditation (SHRM-CP).

Tina moved to Austin, Texas upon her husband retiring from the US Army with their 3 children. Her two boys are currently serving in the US Army and her youngest daughter is currently attending college in Austin, Texas.