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Tina Hamilton: An Executive Profile

Tina I. Hamilton, PHR, president of myHR PartnerTina likes to say her career started at the age of ten, while working in her father’s corner deli in Northeast Philadelphia. There, she learned about the fundamentals of customer service, the value of a strong work ethic and the rewards and sacrifices of business ownership. She fondly recalls how this was all done while enjoying the perks of free access to all the Slim Jims and orange sodas she could consume.

Her professional journey began in Tampa, Florida, in the mid-1980s, at a Fortune 500 international staffing service. By the early 1990′s, she relocated to Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and was running one of the area’s most respected staffing services. As General Manager, Tina consistently achieved double-digit yearly growth, and in 1997 she offered to purchase the regional franchise. Four years later, Tina sold her franchise through a lucrative corporate merger that gave her the capital to launch her own creation. In April 2002, she launched her brainchild, a hiring and HR outsourcing company she named hireVision Group, Inc., now known as myHR Partner and myLink Hotline Services.

Beyond her successes as an innovative entrepreneur, Tina has also established herself as a writer and speaker.  She is regularly quoted in many national and regional publications and was a monthly columnist with the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal.

Tina has received numerous awards and accolades over the years, including: the Eastern Pennsylvania Business Journal’s “Top 20 under 40″ and “CEO Spotlight” awards and a “Best in Human Resources” award from Lehigh Valley Suits. She was also a finalist for the inaugural “Lehigh Valley Business Executive of the Year” in 2013.

Tina is dedicated to giving back in numerous ways. She supports many non-profit organizations, has served on numerous boards, and has served as a volunteer instructor for at-risk students. Tina has also served as a volunteer in the West Indies through Global Volunteers.

A native of Philadelphia, PA, Tina is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her daughter, Rachel. Her son Anthony and daughter-in-law Stacie reside in Dallas, Texas. They have blessed Tina with a beautiful granddaughter, Hailey Lynn, and have another grandchild on the way!

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

COLUMNIST

  • Eastern PA Business Journal, “
Monthly HR Report”, 2008 – 2012

SPEAKER

  • Professional Association of Health Care Office Management, Presenter, “Maximizing Your Value During Changing Medical Climate” (September 2013)
  • LV Association of School Business Officials, Presenter,  “Extended Disc in the Workplace” (June 2013)
  • PA Medical Management Group,  Presenter, “8 Biggest Hiring Mistakes” (June 2012)
  • Arbor Academy of Risk Management, Presenter ,“Social Media Seminar” (January 2012)
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Presenter,  “Social Media: Learn the Latest Rules and Regulations Necessary to Protect Your Company” (January 2012)
  • Charter Partners Annual Meeting, Presenter, “Painless Performance Management” (April  2011)
  • Arbor Academy of Risk Management, Presenter, “Painless Performance Management” (March 2011)
  • PA Winery Conference & PWA Annual Membership 
Meeting, Speaker, “Best Practices for Winery Human Resources” (April 2010)
  • Charter Partners Annual Meeting, Presenter, “Employee
 Retention” (April  2010)
  • iCIMS Nationally Broadcasted Webinar, Presenter, “The 8 Biggest Hiring Mistakes for 2010″ (February 2010)
  • SHRM, Lehigh Valley Chapter Legal Conference, Speaker, “Putting the ‘Human’ Back in Human Resources – Part II” (October 2009)
  • Arbor Academy of Risk Management, Presenter, “hire Achievements II – The Interview” (June 2009)
  • Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Association (PAMGMA)Regional Conference, Speaker “Performance Management” (May 2009)
  • SHRM, Lehigh Valley Chapter Legal Conference, Speaker, “Putting the ‘Human’ Back in Human Resources” (October 2008)
  • Arbor Academy of Risk Management, Presenter, “hire Achievements I – The Hiring Process” (September 2008)
  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Panelist, “Small Business Executive Level Peer Groups“ (March 2008)
  • Manufacturers Resource Center CEO Forum, Presenter, “Company Analysis“ (April 2008)
  • Junior Achievement, Employer Panelist, “Young Women’s Futures Symposium” (October 2007)
  • Two Rivers Chamber of Commerce (TRACC), Presenter, “Why to Use Behavioral Assessments” (July 2007)
  • Careerlink of the Lehigh Valley, Careerlinking Academy, Panelist, “Workplace Readiness” (June 2007)
  • Muhlenberg College, Employer Panelist, “HR; Jobs, News and Points of View” (April 2007)
  • Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Presenter, “Hiring Dos and Don’ts” (November 2006)
  • CEO Forum, Lehigh University, Presenter, “Strategic Hiring for Business Owners/Managers” (March 2005)
  • Small Business Development Center, Lehigh University, Speaker, “The Benefits of Networking for New Businesses” (September 2004)
  • David A. Stortz, Inc. Annual HR/Payroll Conference, Presenter, “FISH – Work Made Fun Gets Done” (December 2003)

 

COMMUNITY/VOLUNTEER OUTREACH

  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Certified Domestic Violence Advocate​
  • Global Volunteers, Volunteer in Anse La Raye West Indies
  • Pathways, Past Classroom Instructor for at risk high school students
  • Corporate Achiever, National Multiple Sclerosis Society
  • Lehigh Valley Zoo, Pro Bono contribution of services
  • Jewish Day School, Pro Bono contribution of services

 

AWARDS

  • “Lehigh Valley Business Executive of the Year” Finalist (January 2013)
  • Lehigh Valley Suits “Best in Human Resources” Award (March 2007)
  • EPBJ “CEO Spotlight” Award (May 2006)
  • EPBJ “Top 20 Business People Under 40” Award (April 2004)
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society “Corporate Achiever” Award (1999)

 

BOARD/COMMITTEE INVOLVEMENT

PRESENT

  • Turning Point Lehigh Valley, Board Member
  • Pennsylvania Bankers Association Advanced School of Banking, Faculty Member

PAST

  • Board of Governors for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC), Board Member
  • Small Business Council of the GLVCC, Director
  • Masterminds Committee of the SBC of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Chair
  • Marketing Committee of the SBC of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Committee Member
  • Investor Relations of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Committee Member
  • Executive Women’s Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Board Member
  • Johnson & Wales Parents Advisory Committee, Board Member
  • Allentown Chamber of Commerce, New Member Recruiter for the President
  • Pathways Program for At-Risk Senior High School Students, Instructor
  • Coalition for Ethics in the Workplace, Board Member
  • Applewood Homeowners Association, Board Member

 

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

PRESENT

  • Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Council
  • Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
  • Masterminds
  • Women Entrepreneurs of the Lehigh Valley
  • Society of Human Resources local and national membership

PAST

  • EWomen Network
  • Executive Forum of the Lehigh Valley

 

 

Our Management Team

Kelly Coblentz, PHR

staff-kellyTitle: Director of HR Services
Education: BSBA in Human Resources Management from Shippensburg University; Master’s in Business Administration from DeSales University.  Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR)
What she loves about HR and myHR Partner: “I love building and creating a supporting human resources structure, where HR initiatives and programs can impact overall business goals.”
What she loves about her work: “I love the variety in the work we perform for our clients, but what I enjoy most is learning about our client’s specific industries and cultures. It is challenging and exciting to offer Human Resources solutions, which provide both an impact and add value.”
Home is: “I share my life with my husband, my daughter, my two stepchildren and a loving Rottweiler.”
Hobbies & interests: “One of my main passions is food—I love growing our own food, spending time in the kitchen and entertaining.  I may also have a slight addiction to the Pinterest Food & Drink category and other food blogs!”

 

Margo Trott Mukkulainen

staff-margoTitle: Director of Marketing & Social Media
Education: B.A. in English and Communications from Muhlenberg College
What she loves about HR & myHR Partner: “I love how much problem-solving, sociology and psychology come into play in the modern practice of HR. It’s all about moving businesses forward with the power of maximized talent. It’s about cultivating your workforce to increase your ROI.”
What she loves about her work: “I love writing about and sharing new concepts and trends, as well as news events that are relevant to HR. And when we get conversations going on social media, I learn something new every time.”
Home is: “I share my household with my husband, two kids and a semi-spoiled dog.”
Hobbies & interests: “I enjoy tennis, reading, writing, travel, music and photography, but my real claim to fame is that I am probably the only banjo-playing woman raised in New Jersey who is fluent in Swedish.“

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