Howie Fertig tells his personal story of the path he took to turn his life around from the loss he suffered at an early age due to gun violence. His subsequent life experiences have taught him how to manage his mental health & wellness, apply empathy to all interactions – personal and professional, and reskill from a New York City art teacher to his current role as SHRM Director of Enterprise Partnerships. Howie has over 25 yrs. of experience providing HR technology and solutions to hundreds of companies and organizations worldwide, and in his current role curates SHRM’s vast framework of offerings to meet the needs of SHRM Enterprise clients.