SHRM A-Team HR Advocacy – How HR Can Participate in Advocacy Efforts on Behalf of Their Employer

Thursday 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Session Description

Join Missouri SHRM A-Team member Angela Schaefer as she discusses the importance of HR advocacy on behalf of your employer – and employees. How to inflience local legislators and make them aware of issues around employment-based legislation.

Learning Objectives

How HR can become in advocacy

How to engage with local representatives and legisators to advance HR issues that are important to the organizations that you represent

How HR advocacy benefits business.


Angela Schaefer SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Angie Schaefer is the Vice President of Human Resources for Safety National where she provides strategic and operational oversight of the human resources department.

With over 16 years of human resources experience, Angie is active in several industry organizations. She currently serves on the executive committee for the Missouri State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), is the President for the St. Louis Affiliate of HR People & Strategy, SHRM’s Executive Network, and previously served as President of the Human Resource Management Association of Greater St. Louis.  Angie is also an Advocacy Captain for SHRM’s Government Affairs team (A-Team) representing corporations and HR professionals on federal and local public policy issues impacting the workplace.

Throughout her career, Angie has received much recognition for her work in human resources and diversity. Her peers awarded her the Missouri State Council SHRM LEAD Award for her professional and community contributions and achievements, and she was awarded the St. Louis Community Awareness Award by the Bar Association of Greater St. Louis for her commitment to diversity in the legal profession. She was also accepted into the FOCUS St. Louis Coro™ Women in Leadership program and the inaugural FOCUS St. Louis Diversity Fellowship Program.

Angie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Studies from the School for Professionals Studies at Saint Louis University, a Masters in Human Resources Management from Webster University, and has obtained certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Her community involvement includes serving as a member of the Saint Louis Zoo Association Board of Directors, and as President of the Gateway Pet Guardians Board of Directors.  Angie is also an active member of Alpha Sigma Alpha national sorority.