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Jody Friend, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Jody is a Human Resources Executive with 30 years of experience. Her passion is providing HR solutions for her clients by helping them build their HR infrastructure through technology, compliance and people. Jody also enjoys consulting with early stage ventures and non-profit organizations. Prior to launching JLM, Jody held several corporate HR leadership positions in manufacturing, IT, Telecom and professional services organizations.

Jody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Maryland, Baltimore County in Catonsville, MD. She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR, SHRM-SCM). Jody is an active member of many prominent HR organizations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) both on the national and local level and The National Association of African American’s in Human Resources (NAAAHR). Jody is also an active member of HR Alliance where she also served as President and a board member for 5 years.

Jody enjoys spending time with her family, reading and listening to music. She is married with three children, Loren, Latia and Jabari and one grandson, Corey. Jody also enjoys mentoring up-and-coming HR professionals where she shares her knowledge and passion for HR.