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Spotlight: Julie Smith

FAST FACTS

Employer: Indiana University Health

Title: Director of Human Relations

Certifications: SHRM-SCP

Q&A WITH JULIE

Q: Why did you get into HR?

A: I wanted to be an OSHA inspector, but I thought people wouldn’t like me! I went into HR because everyone likes HR — right?

Q: What do you love most about your job?

A: I love helping leaders have the confidence to lead and develop their team.

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

A: I’ve seen my team grow and accomplish things they didn’t think were possible.

Q: Why is SHRM membership important to you?

A: SHRM helps me keep connected with the local HR community.

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

Early on, the SHRM message board online helped me in a pinch when I was a department of one.

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

A: I enjoy volunteering at my church and spending time with my family.

Q: Who or what inspires you?

A: I love seeing people living their best life and bringing their whole self to work.