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Legislative Affairs


    SHRM's 2018 Employment Law and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C.
    from left to right: Wendy Kagan, Co-Director of Federal Legislative Affairs for RI SHRM; Moira Lenehan-Razzuri, Legislative Assistant to Senator Jack Reed; Gregory Tumolo, Esq., Co-Director of State Legislative Affairs for RI SHRM;
    and Michael Schnack, Vice President of Labor Relations for Veolia Water.

    The Purpose of the Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC)

    • Communicates to the State Chapter and SHRM National those issues that are concerns to their businesses/organizations/those of SHRM members to actively influence the shaping of public policy in Rhode Island.

    • Facilitates efforts to provide SHRM and SHRM Chapter members with information on State/Federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting the workplace and the management of human resources.

    To better serve the needs of the professional HR community and advance the profession of Human Resources the LAC would like your input. If you have any questions or feedback for our Legislative Affairs Committee, please contact our Co-Directors of Legislative Affairs

    As an association dedicated to human resource management, RI- SHRM does not endorse any particular candidate or party in any election. All information on this website is intended only to educate and inform HR professionals on how to become active participants in the political process and it is not for the use of advocating for a particular candidate and/or political party.

    Former Government Affairs Director Cindy Butler, Legislative Affairs Committee Member Sue O'Donnell and A-Team Captain Sheila Felice visit Rhode Island's congressional delegation during SHRM's 2016 Legislative and Employment Law Conference trip to the Hill in 2016.

     RI SHRM members with Congressman David Cicilline in March at SHRM's Legislative and Employment Law Conference's Congressional Breakfast in Washington, DC

    RI SHRM members with Congressman David Cicilline in March at SHRM's Legislative and Employment Law Conference's Congressional Breakfast in Washington, DC in 2015.

     Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC) Members

    Amy Brunelle

    Cindy Butler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Maria Corey

    Amy Carosi, SHRM-CP

    Monica Coughlin, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Christine Cunneen

    Amy Deshaies, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Mira Estaphanous

    Sheila Felice

    Anne Marie Houle

    Wendy Kagan, Co-Director of Federal Legislative Affairs

    Patty Lyons, JD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Sue O’Donnell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Thomas J. Pagliarini, Esq.

    Scott Seaback

    Gregory Tumolo, Esq., Co-Director of State Legislative Affairs

    Sue Ursillo