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April Simpkins, SHRM-CP

President, HRS&S Consulting, LLC

Along with April's passion for supporting small businesses, she was named one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women by Mecklenburg Times.


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Based out of: North Carolina

Biography

APRIL SIMPKINS SHRM-CP, PHR, – April is a nationally certified Professional in Human Resources. She is the President of HRS&S Consulting, LLC and has led the company for 18 years. April provides the expertise necessary to shape and develop the human capital of many small- to midsize companies. She has 25 years of Human Resources experience and her continued study of Human Resources trends has made her a trusted advisor for many in the business community.

April’s leadership skills and passion for supporting small businesses led to her appointment as the 2015 and 2016 Chair of the Small Business Council for the York County Regional Chambers. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the York County Regional Chamber. April’s commitment to the small business community is also evident by her appointment to the advisory board for the South Carolina Small Business Development Centers (SCSBDC).

In 2018 April was selected as the Diversity Director for the South Carolina Society for Human Resources Management. Locally, April is a board member for the Carolinas Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. April’s service and commitment to the HR community and the advancement of the profession, led to her selection as a member of the HR Advisory Board for Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC. She works with a team of HR thought leaders who’ve been charged with designing the human resources undergraduate and post graduate degree curriculum and programs. In 2016 April was one of four finalists for the prestigious Human Resources Professional of the Year Award given by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

In 2016, April was named one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women by Mecklenburg Times. She is a member of the Women Presidents Organization (WPO) and received the WPO Women of Color Award. April also received the Movers & Shaker Award given by Business Leader Magazine and in 2018 she was named Fort Mill/ Tega Cay Business Person of The Year.
April is a classically trained pianist, an avid runner, athlete, mother, wife and entrepreneur.

Themes

  • Talking Through Our Differences – Generational Diversities Impact on Leadership and Engagement

  • Divine Diversity – Managing Religion In The Workplace

  • Avoiding Sex Discrimination: Challenges Faced By Transgender Employees in the Workplace

  • Subculture – Culture’s Silent Killer: The Importance of Aligning Policy And Behavior

  • The 21st Century Leader – Maintaining Corporate Identity In An Everchanging World

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