Sandra L

Compassionate HR Professioal


Human Resource Consultant


Fox River Grove, IL

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Compassionate, ethical and sound judgement


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Joseph Freed and Associates LLC (Confidential) 9/2002 - 7/2007
CNA Surety Corporation (Confidential) 9/1997 - 1/2002
Capsure Holdings Corp. (Confidential) 5/1988 - 9/1997



Daley College Accounting/Business 1996 Associate Degree

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847-658-8426P.O. Box 172, Fox River Grove, IL 60021 email: Sandra_slr@comcast.net____________________________________________________________________________________P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C EObjective: To obtain a position with an organization that would allow me to utilize my extensive and diverse HR and business experience in a director’s role.Joseph Freed And Associates LLC Severed do to restructureReal Estate Development and Property Management Co. 2002 – July 2007DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND OFFICE SERVICES. Reported Owner and CFO. Serving a 200+ employee company, Direction of all human resources policies, procedures, programs and practices: Direction of payroll function and systems. Direction of all company benefit programs and office service initiatives. Duties include:§ Supervision and direction of 20-person administrative services staff and human resource personnel.§ Development and administration of effective recruitment program.§ Proposed, published and administered Company’s personnel policies and procedures employee handbook.§ Assisted executive management in the annual and semi-annual review process through the administration of performance appraisal programs.§ Preparation and administration of the Company’s wage and bonus program.§ Planned, organized, and controlled all activities of the HR and Office Services departments. Established departmental goals, objectives and systems.§ Oversaw and directed payroll department. § Supervision and direction of Company benefits administration including Medical and Dental insurance programs, FSA, 401K Plan, Fitness Reimbursement, PTO, and GTL/LTD/AD&D insurance. Directed the benefit renewal process for all employee benefit programs and informed senior management and ownership of recommended changes and/or revisions to these programs. § Conducted wage and salary surveys§ Directed the recruitment effort for all exempt and non-exempt personnel, interns and temporary employees. Administered pre-employment tests and reference checks. Conducted new-hire orientations and monitored career pathing program, employee relations counseling, mentoring programs and exit interviews.§ Consulted with GC as appropriate, and/or as directed by the CFO regarding personnel and benefit issues.§ Worked directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters and management issues.§ Recommended, evaluated, and participated in staff development for the Company.§ Developed and maintained an HR system to meet Company personnel information needs.§ Developed company-wide emergency evacuation plan.§ Participated on committees and special projects including training and development committee, annual company retreat program, mentoring program and quarterly staff meetings. Sandra LaRosa Page 2P.O. Box 172, Fox River Grove, IL 60021847-658-8426 email: Sandra_slr@comcast.net____________________________________________________________________________________CNA Surety CorporationMerger between Capsure Holdings Corp./CNA Surety Corp. 1997 - 2001CONSULTANT. Reported to CFO. Oversaw transitional activities resulting from the merger of two surety insurance businesses. Projects responsible for included employee pension plan audit, administration and subsequent termination of Plan, IRS examination of personnel and pension records, accounts payable activities and Form 1099 filing compliance.Equity Group Investments, Inc.Affiliate Company – Capsure Holdings Corp 1988 - 1997HR/BENEFITS ADMINISTRATOR. Reported to Vice President/Controller. Responsible for all facets of HR including payroll processing, benefits administration including employee 401(k) Plan, health/dental insurance, cafeteria plan and GTL. Process accounts payable and annual Form 1099 filing and compliance requirements. Other responsibilities include management of off site historical records and purchase, inventory and stock of office equipment and supplies. Communication of building and office security issues to corporate security personnel. Development and maintenance of company Federal and State tax file systems, travel arrangements, meeting/special event planning, company moves and renovation projects, and technical resource and reference publications maintenance. Coordination and implementation of company emergency evacuation procedures. S P E C I A L I Z E D S K I L L SWord, Excel, Outlook, Windows, ADP PayExpert, Report Writer, Paychex, Ceridian, YARDI, ACC Pac A/P, Fast tax, C A R E E R R E L A T E D S K I L L S AND A C C O M P L I S H M E N T SMember of since 2000 – Society of Human Resources ManagementRockers University 2005 – Human Resources and the LawADP PayExpert 2005 - Advanced Payroll and Benefits AdministrationR E F E R E N C E S Available Upon Request

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Fortune 500 Companies, Equity Group Investments, Inc.


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Direct all facets of HR and Office Services functions