Heather Merrick, MBA, SHRM-SCP

Heather has over 15 years of experience in HR related roles with a strong background in talent acquisition, organizational & workforce development, employee engagement, HR policy development, & HR strategy and joined the Express Employment Professionals of Grand Rapids team in 2015, currently serving as the Managing Director for Specialized Recruiting Group, an Express Employment Professionals company, to partner with client companies in providing HR solutions for recruiting and retaining top-notch talent, including training, workforce development, and recruitment strategies in professional and executive search. Heather is also a certified SHRM Foundation Inclusion Captain for Veteran Hiring, Onboarding, & Retention initiatives. Her education includes a BBA with majors in HR management & marketing; MBA with a concentration in human resources; and she is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional. Heather is also an active volunteer in the community, having served on the AHRM Board of Directors in a variety of roles since 2013 including President for 2022 and she is currently serving as the Director Elect for the MISHRM (Michigan SHRM) State Council along with other community based volunteer initiatives.