Meet the Team at HR Stories

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Chuck Simikian, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Chuck Simikian, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, the President of Alliance HR Partners Consulting is a seasoned certified HR professional with over 25 years of corporate HR experience spanning all aspects of Human Resources including recruitment, training, employee relations, benefits administration, payroll, and HR compliance across a variety of industries including hospitality, themed attractions, retail, resorts, non-profits, and law enforcement.

John Thalheimer, MS Org. Leadership

John Thalheimer is an award-winning management consultant, sought-out workshop facilitator, and author who has helped hundreds of businesses and thousands of professionals transform their potential into extraordinary performance. He is the founder and CEO of True Star Leadership, a business consulting firm focused on workplace performance. As a Partner at The Team at HR Stories, his focus is on providing small business owners the confidence they need to handle employee issues. John has a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and a bachelor’s in communication. He is the author of The Truth About Selling, a small business guide to marketing, and coauthor of The Ultimate Book of HR Checklists, a systematic approach to best employee management practices.

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Samantha Westley

Samantha Westley is a Central Florida native and graduate of the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management. She has worked in theme parks and hotels with a focus on operations and training, building out multiple programs and resources to improve employee experiences. She has taken her passion for the people experience into education and the non-profit sector, and currently works in marketing as an operations lead. She joins the Team at HR Stories as podcast and content producer.

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