Brandon Lafferty

Compensation & Affirmative Action Data Analyst
Affirmative Action
Compensation & Benefit Services
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Nelson Mandela

As a young professional entering the work force for the first time after finishing my undergraduate degree, I was eager to make a difference and start the next phase of my life with an organization I could call home. I quickly realized that the idyllic workplace I had imagined was not a guarantee and that an employee’s happiness was often passed over for organizational efficiency, productivity, or profits. This realization spurred me down a path, where I felt I could have the greatest impact on the lives of employees anywhere, and lead me toward a graduate degree in industrial/organizational psychology. This educational experience imparted me with the know-how and skills to build the type of organizational culture I had once imagined for myself entering the work force, and MRA has provided the environment to hone my human resource skills.


A wide variety of professional positions have provided me with experience in case management, customer service, and numerous CRM and HRIS platforms. I also have extensive knowledge in statistics and taught an undergraduate statistics course while attending graduate school. While obtaining my degree, I also worked on a small business consulting project focusing on succession planning, retention and engagement, and organizational structure.

Key Accomplishments

  • Acted as co-president of Upward Consulting, a student led consulting group at St. Cloud State University.
  • Completed a consulting project through the Small Business Development Center at St. Cloud State.


Brandon earned a Master of Science in industrial/organizational psychology from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota and holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.