Dr. Donald R. Hillman, MS/MBA/DM
Don Hillman has over 30 years of management experience. Don has extensive management, contracting, and consulting experience in the for-profit, non-profit, and government sectors. This unique combination affords Don the ability to assist businesses who seek to expand or transcend into one, or more, of these areas. He relates well to all employees, regardless of position. He has been a trainer for small groups, managers, staff members, and human service clientele. He is an experienced public speaker. Don has testified before congress and has worked with many politicians and executives.
Dr. Hillman has earned five degrees including a Master of Science (MS) in Human Resource Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA), and a Doctorate in Management (DM) from the University of Maryland Graduate School of Technology and Management at University College. He is an adjunct professor of business at Shepherd University teaching upper division courses in Human Resources Management and Business Communications. Don has written several peer-reviewed articles relating to workplace generational differences including recent articles in the Performance Improvement Journal, HR Professionals Magazine, and the most read article for 2014 in the Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health.
Karen has been in the financial services industry for 30 years. She has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the University of Maryland. She also has an MBA. She has held executive management positions at Chevy Chase Bank, Pentagon Federal Credit Union, NASA Federal Credit Union, The Golden One, in Sacramento, California, and most recently as the Senior Vice President, Chief Lending Officer for Members 1st Credit Union, a multi-billion dollar institution where she manages over 100 employees.
Courtney Knill, is a Shepherd University graduate from spring of 2019 with a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Nutrition. She is the Vice President of Chapter Operations in the Delta Sigma Pi professional business fraternity at Shepherd. When she has free time between work and school she enjoys being active, going to the gym, swing dancing, rock climbing, golfing, and spending time outdoors hiking.
Christy Kulha was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia. She graduated from Shepherd University in December of 2017 with her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing minor. Christy Completed her MBA degree from Shepherd University in May 2019. When not working or at school, Christy is generally out enjoying nature through hiking. Within the organization, Christy is the one who keeps the organization atmosphere interesting.
Caroline Louthan, is a recent transfer to Shepherd University from George Mason. Caroline is pursuing a BS in Business Administration. She will be handling the recruiting function for HHRS.
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC) www.wabccoaches.com
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) www.ispi.org
Joshua P. Webber, earned his BS in Business Administration and Minor in Marketing from Shepherd University. Mr. Webber is currently starting his post-graduate career in a management training program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, he has 10 years of work experience in several different industries. He served over six years in the United States Marines Corps Reserves, attaining the rank of Sergeant. As a Sergeant, he trained and mentored the Marines within his platoon. Mr. Webber is now in the West Virginia Air National Guard, where he plans to continue developing the careers of young service members.
Julian Crawford is a Senior at Shepherd University who will graduate this fall with a BS in Business Administration. She has been a member of the Army National guard for almost seven years. Julian was a military police officer for six years and recently changed to a Blackhawk flight operations specialist. Julian looks forward to improving the working relationships for current military and veterans through heightened HR awareness of unique issues related to the assimilation of these groups into the workforce.