National Volunteer Week Volunteer Highlight: Becky Golden

Volunteer’s Name: Becky Golden, SHRM-SCP
Volunteer Role: Past State Council Director, SHRM Nebraska State Council

As many of the membership team, in my prior life as an HR practitioner I was also volunteer leader for SHRM.  I’ve met many wonderful people throughout that timeframe, but one that rises to the top of the list is Becky Golden, SHRM-SCP. 

Becky is one of SHRM’s long-term, do-what-it-takes volunteers.  Throughout her volunteer career, she has served in many roles.  Currently she is the past state council director for the SHRM Nebraska State Council.  She was also the Chapter President of the Human Resource Association of the Midlands, a SuperMega chapter located in Omaha, Nebraska.  She has held several other roles on both the state council and within the chapter.  She’s also a respected HR professional in the community.  On her LinkedIn page, Becky describes herself as an “HR leader who thrives in situations which present major challenges requiring creative, innovative solutions and influencing skills”.

As we see with most of our volunteers, Becky is one busy person!  In addition to her job as Director Human Resources at Spiral Solutions and Technologies, Inc. and volunteering for SHRM, she is actively involved within the community including volunteering for SkillsUSA Nebraska.  And of course, family is so important to her!  Somehow she finds time for it all.   I fondly remember attending a Leadership Conference (now the Volunteer Leaders’ Summit) when I was a volunteer.  After a full day of meetings Becky and I ended up at the pool with our families. Our kids ended up playing together and we could have talked all night.  We still share that memory every time we see each other. 

Her passion lies in preparing students and young professionals for their careers.  She describes it as “the coolest thing to watch”.  Her dedication and interest compelled her to successfully recommend HRAM implement their first workforce readiness committee in 2001. 

SHRM volunteers give so much of their time and talent and we couldn’t do what we do without them.  As so many do, Becky has made an impact in her local community.  So, here’s to you Becky, and all the other wonderful volunteers in Nebraska, and across the country.  Thanks for all you do for your community, the HR profession and SHRM!



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