In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”Eleanor Roosevelt
When Megan joined the Junior League, she came with previous volunteer experience and knew that she wanted to learn to be a better volunteer and a stronger leader. She had no idea she was joining a group of women that included Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford and Marilyn Carlson Nelson. Megan is a believer in lifelong learning and self-improvement; she is grateful for having said yes to opportunities to shape her life and herself.
Megan has worked with organizations across the Twin Cities in all industries to help them find talented employees on a temporary and direct hire basis. She has firsthand knowledge of the staffing and search market and special expertise in recruiting strategies, employee and talent management, and co-employment concerns. She has been responsible for many aspects of human resources including workers’ compensation, investigations, compliance, training and leadership development, drug testing and background investigations, assessments, and more.
- Created and directed a four-day event to train fellow Junior League members to be effective board members in the future, to understand the processes involved in becoming a member of a nonprofit board, and to learn about other nonprofits in the Twin Cities.
- Assisted in the creation of a six-month training program through Dress for Success Twin Cities to assist low income women in transitioning out of generational poverty through assessments, increased self-awareness, learning and practicing of new behaviors, and mentorship and coaching.
- Earned the Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) designation through the American Staffing Association in August 2017.
- Earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) in July 2018.
Megan earned an associate degree in music business from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- "Making the Right Impression—Resumes, Interviewing, and More," hosted by the AFWA Minneapolis/St. Paul Chapter, Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance at St. Catherine University's Student Night, October 20, 2016.
- "Trends in Nonprofits," part of the Get on Board Training seminar sponsored by the Junior League of Minneapolis, February 2, 2013.
Professional and Community Activities
Megan has served as a sustaining member and volunteer with the Junior League of Minneapolis since 2006. She has served in numerous roles in fundraising, membership, and placement and is currently serving as the sustainer representative to the member engagement committee.