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Spotlight: Cindy Mahoney

FAST FACTS

Employer: U.S. Army

Title: SR Culinary Instructor

Certifications: SHRM-CP, PHR

Q&A WITH CINDY

Q: Why did you get into HR?

A: I wanted to help make positive change for fellow employees.

Q: What do you love most about your job?

A: I love helping people make a difference in themselves and motivating them to achieve more.

Q: What is a professional challenge you faced and overcame?

A: I’ve managed an Army Reserve career and an HR career, doing well in both at the same time.

Q: What has been one of your greatest professional accomplishments?

A: I finished my bachelor’s degree and got SHRM certified later in life.

Q: Why is SHRM membership important to you?

A: SHRM helps keep us focused and dedicated to the career. It’s important to give back to the HR field and help others coming into the field.

Q: How has being a member of SHRM helped you in your career?

A: Being a SHRM member has helped me network for new positions and show potential employers that I’m keeping current with all the new changes in the field.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

A: I enjoy reading, hiking, kayaking and spending time with family and friends.

Q: Who or what inspires you?

A: Working toward retirement and giving back to others inspires me.