Human Resources Director
Karen Phillips is Human Resources Director for Providence Real Estate, responsible for all aspects of Human Resources, Benefits and Payroll Administration, and Associate Relations. In this role, Karen has developed Providence Real Estate’s associate training and safety administration programs, as well as partnered with AmCheck to achieve the enhanced benefit programs offered today. She implemented the 401(k) program, as well as life and disability benefits and drug-testing program. Karen has also partnered with Interactive Health to create a comprehensive wellness program to enhance the overall health of all associates.
Karen's previous experience was as a Human Resources Officer for Horizon Bank and a Human Resources Management Specialist for Checkpoint Meto, an international manufacturing firm. In those positions she was the lead on HRIS/payroll conversions and responsible for maintaining the integrity of the Human Resources Information System.
She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and a Minor in Psychology from Valparaiso University, graduating Cum Laude.
Karen achieved her Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) in 1994 and her Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR) in 1999 through the Human Resources Certification Institute. She is an active professional member in the Society for Human Resources Management and achieved her SHRM Senior Certified Professional Certification (SHRM-SCP) in 2015.