Elizabeth W. Roche

Elizabeth Roche is a highly experienced professional in the field of Human Resources. She has held a number of positions within Human Resources for more than 15 years. Her experience has encompassed the spectrum of being an effective generalist to being a competent specialist in training. She is widely versed in all areas of Human Resources and demonstrated her expertise in all disciplines of HR when she became certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a “Senior Professional in Human Resources” in 1995.

In addition to being effective in all areas of HR (recruiting, safety, training, employee relations, benefits and compensation) she is also a specialist in training. As the Director of Training for an employer association she developed and presented dozens of training modules. These modules concentrate on both supervisor and management skills; as well as training on topics of importance to the HR professional. Her work within the trade association also consisted of providing advisory services to member companies on a wide range of HR topics. Working hand-in-hand with labor attorneys, Ms. Roche was an invaluable source of information to the member companies and accurately assessed when an issue needed legal attention.

More recently Elizabeth became part of the senior management group of a start-up company experiencing 30% growth annually. As the head of the HR function, she had responsibility for developing all company procedures, policies and processes that related to employees in a dozen states. During her tenure the company grew from 725 employees to over 2,000 while adding large manufacturing locations and consolidating small existing ones. She was instrumental in the strategic planning of the company as it met the challenges of rapid growth and expanded market share. Additionally, she spearheaded the defense of a number of government agency investigations and charges, as well as handling the successful management campaign against an organizing attempt by the Longshoreman’s Union in the State of Washington.

Ms. Roche has enjoyed a state wide reputation as an engaging trainer and presenter having been invited to speak at several industry conferences. She can guide employers in numerous valuable HR functions, assisting companies to increase their bottom line and realize their strategic goals.

Ms. Roche graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She is a member of several HR professional associations including the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Professionals in Human Resources (PIHRA), American Society for Training and Development (ASTD). Elizabeth has served on the Board of PIHRA as well as in other volunteer leadership positions.