HR Guy. Library warrior (in training). Unarmed. Irrepressible awesomeness. Mensch.
Human Resources | Columbus, Ohio Area, US
Hey. I'm Matthew.
I've worked in HR for about 13 years and joined the State of Ohio in 2005. I've worked at a few different agencies since then, including the Ohio Housing Finance Agency which honored me with their 2007 Employee of the Year award.
I'm a certified MBTI facilitator holding dual Bachelor degrees (HR Management, Business Administration). I'm in grad school (Library Science), and I'm the President of the State of Ohio Training Association.
I'm on the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus board of directors, and I'm one of the guys who administers their Facebook & Twitter presence. I sing with CGMC when scheduling permits.
I'm currently the Head of Employee Services at the State Library of Ohio. I'm not generally recognized for being prompt, so I'm often reminded that I may be a Head...but I'm usually about 15 minutes behind.
I am not a morning person.
2011 - Present
Member at Large / Columbus Gay Men's Chorus
The Columbus Gay Men's Chorus is a thriving part of the central Ohio performing arts scene.
I've been involved with CGMC since 2007 as a singer, a one-time Vox member, a volunteer, and the guy who's usually behind the social media curtain (with help and support from other members and volunteers). A Facebook post I created reached 44,643 people...so that's pretty cool.
2010 - Present
President / State of Ohio Training Association
SOTA is a volunteer organization that helps trainers, managers, communicators, HR professionals, and training designers become better at what they do.
I help administer their new website and establish their presence here on LinkedIn.
Adjunct Board Member: 2010-2012
2009 - Present
Head, Employee Services / State Library of Ohio
The State Library of Ohio is a state agency that serves state government and all types of Ohio libraries.
I coordinate and administer personnel activities.
Training Program Manager / Ohio Department of Administrative Services
The Department of Administrative Services provides service, support, and solutions to Ohio state agencies and employees.
I facilitated classes for the Supervisory Excellence & Ohio Certified Public Manager programs, I supervised two employees, and I fell in love with putting an end to Death By Powerpoint.
Sr HR Specialist / Ohio Housing Finance Agency
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) opens the doors to an affordable place to call home.
I was their Senior HR Specialist, I worked for my favorite mentor, and I was their 2007 Employee of the Year.
Volunteer / Center Stage Players
Center Stage Players (CSP) was a quirky all-musical theatre company located in the Short North Arts District of Columbus Ohio.
I was in Grease! (Eugene) (2006), City of Angels (Dr. Mandril & Del Dacosta) (2007), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Tintinabula) (2007), and I assistant directed Bye Bye Birdie (2007).
Personnel Officer II / Ohio Deparment of Job & Family Services
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) strives to help Ohioans improve the quality of their lives.
This was my first job with the State of Ohio. I worked in Payroll and helped streamline their recruitment process.
HR Representative / Equity Residential
Recruitment & Selection
Payroll & Benefits
HR Administrator / TEAM America, Inc.
Policies & Procedures
HR Assistant / Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
This was my first HR job. It's where I met the woman who inspired me to pursue HR as a career: Barb Hanrahan.
Executive Assistant / Elford, Inc.
I was getting the President a cup of coffee when the mug handle broke and sliced my knuckle. I call it my "construction accident." I still have the scar from it.