Tracie Sponenberg

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Tracie Sponenberg is SVP, HR for The Granite Group, a full-service wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, cooling, water and propane supplies based in Concord, NH. Responsible for leading all HR functions for 34 locations and nearly 500 employees, throughout New England, she has gained a broad HR background across a wide range of industries in more than 20 years in HR, with much of her career focused on working with CEOs to develop strategic people strategies to help the organizations grow. She began her career in HR while in college, interning with a global public transportation company but found she could have the most impact on the business in smaller, private companies. Tracie has a BA in Psychology from Holy Cross, and a MA in Human Resources from Framingham State University. She is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified, teaches the SHRM certification course at SNHU, is a member of the SHRM Special Expertise Panel and is Co-Organizer of DisruptHR NH.

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September 26 is #HumanResourceProfessionalDay. 

Every day, HR professionals positively impact the lives of employees in workplaces around the world and contribute to the business strategy that allows their organizations to compete, grow and thrive. 

We asked our bloggers to share their HR stories.

My HR Career - Why I Started, Why I Stayed

September 26, 2019



Without a doubt, you have heard of LinkedIn. Likely, you have used their platform to apply for a job, or at least network with friends and business connections. But you probably don’t stop to think about the science behind the world’s foremost business networking tool.

June 21, 2019



A recent tweet by Sarah Noll Wilson got me thinking of my earliest experience with “professionalism” in the workplace

Merriam-Webster defines professionalism as "the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person;" and a profession as "a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation." 

March 22, 2019


Welcome to 2019!  With the whole new year ahead of us, it’s a great time to take a look at ourselves, and how we are going to approach this year.  If you, like me, have been in HR for quite some time, you may have more to give than you think.

January 3, 2019




September 26, 2018