Employee Spotlight Series: Angie Lawrence
In our 2019 Employee Spotlight Series, we are creating space to highlight the nearly 65 employees of Buckeye Hills Regional Council. Every year, we celebrate as a region the tremendous impact of our programs and services - an investment of nearly $1.2 billion into southeast Ohio since our inception in 1968 - but it’s our employees who work hard every day to breathe life into our mission and pour out into the eight-county region we serve.
Follow along as we feature three different employees every month!
Angie is an HR/Payroll Manager for Buckeye Hills Regional Council and has been in her current position since December 2017.
How would you describe your job to someone who is completely unfamiliar?
Angie: I am the Human Resources/Payroll Manager at Buckeye Hills Regional Council. As the HR Manager, I am responsible for ensuring the overall administration and coordination of employee relations, recruiting, on-boarding, interviewing, compensation and benefits, regulatory compliance, federal and state reporting, documentation, worker’s comp, safety, and unemployment.
What do you find most rewarding about your position?
A: There are a number of things rewarding about my job. Working with some of the most knowledgeable people and learning from them every day is continually rewarding. We have an Executive Team that is not afraid to take on new initiatives that will help our region. When I take a step back and realize what we do and who we do it for, how can that not be rewarding?
Why do you think the mission of Buckeye Hills is important to our region?
A: The mission of Buckeye Hills to improve social and economic situations in Southeast Ohio is very important to our eight county region. The impact of our nurses and social workers to an individual can be life-altering and sometimes life-sustaining to certain people in our PASSPORT Program. From Project Lifesaver and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program to Workforce Development and Transportation Planning, the programs Buckeye Hills works so diligently to bring to this region are managed and handled by the “best of the best” employees here at BHRC.
What is one thing you wish more people realized about Buckeye Hills?
A: I wish the public was more aware of what we actually do and how it personally impacts them and their family.
If you had to choose a favorite program, service, or initiative of Buckeye Hills, which would that be and why?
A: I cannot choose a favorite program, service, or initiative at Buckeye Hills because they are all important. Each program has its own specific purpose and impacts a different population or community within our region.
What are you looking forward to most in your position this year?
A: This year, I am looking forward to the new projects we are pursuing, the added resources it will bring to the region, and the additional assistance that will be provided to people in our region.