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Welcome to the Mid-Willamette Human Resource Association (MHRA)

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Our 90+ members represent a variety of businesses and industries in the greater Linn and Benton Counties.  We are a SHRM 100% Chapter which means our local chapter members are also members of SHRM.  Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

Click here for information on joining our chapter, as well as national membership information.  We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

 Visit our Meetings & Events page for information on our next Chapter Meeting. Also visit our Sponsors page as they have generously assisted us in advancing the HR profession.




We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event




A Big Thanks to This Month’s Sponsor



    Proudly rooted in Oregon, we are differentiated by a unique combination of multigenerational financial advisors with vast experience in the area of retirement planning, retirement readiness, investment consultation, leading edge plan design, and technologies. We currently provide Objective, Unbiased and Independent service to approximately 90 retirement plans, with over 10,000 participants and $450 million in assets.
Additionally, our firm recognizes its role as fiduciary under ERISA’s Section 3-21 (a) and importantly evidences that fact in writing as part of our consulting agreement. As such, we would provide a conflict-free experience and continuous attention to the fiduciary responsibilities shared.

Our Team

  • Dominic J Corleto, CRPC® CRPS® CkP® Sr Institutional Consultant
  • Brian Bevans, Managing Director
  • Gerald Rouleau, Managing Director
  • Haley Thomas, Financial Advisor
  • Paul Timm, Financial Consultant
  • Wendy Cheney, Senior Registered Client Associate
  • Terry Eyre, Senior Registered Client Associate
  • Stephanie Spriggs, Registered Client Associate
  • Frank Heidrick, Registered Client Associate


Plan Services

Investment Consulting

  • Investment Line-up Diversification and Utilization and Share Class Analysis
  • Portfolio Manager and Fund Company Due Diligence Process
  • Quarterly Investment Analytic Reporting
  • Investment Policy Statement Development and Monitoring

Participant Education Services

  • Participant Demographic and Behavioral Analysis
  • On-site Investment Education Seminars
  • On-Site One-on-One Participant Retirement Planning Meetings
  • Rollover and Distribution Alternatives for Retirees
  • Life Event Planning

Plan Consulting

  • Plan Design and Document Evaluation and Consulting
  • Recordkeeping Automation Capabilities
  • Compliance Testing Resolutions
  • Plan Fee Benchmarking and Vendor Negotiation
  • Benchmarking of Services offered, Utilization & Overall Plan Competitiveness to the Marketplace

Vendor Services

  • Plan Provider Consulting and Evaluation
  • Monitoring of Provider/Program Enhancements and Communication
  • Plan Sponsor Service Support
  • Plan Sponsor Advocate with Vendors

Fiduciary Services

  • Plan Committee Formalization
  • Quarterly or Semi-Annual Investment & Plan Review Meetings
  • ERISA’s Section 3(21) and 3(38)* Fiduciary Services
  • Meeting Minutes Documentation
  • Education Policy Statement Creation
  • Legislative Updates


Upcoming Events

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  • September 9, 2015, 7:30am – 9:00am
    Mennonite Home Administration Building 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 7:15 AM to 9:00 AM (PDT)

    Please join MHRA for our September Chapter Meeting 

  • September 25, 2015, 8:00am – 12:00pm
    Farm Home, 4455 NE Hwy 20, Corvallis, OR 97330


  • October 14, 2015, 7:15am – 9:00am
    Mennonite Home Administration Building Chapel 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322

    Please join us for our October 14, 2015 Chapter Meeting.  Featuring the topic of the Labor Relations Continuum with experienced speaker Sandy Ellis.


    Description of training: How can an employer achieve labor peace, employee loyalty to the company, longevity (minimizing turn over), and workers who do...

  • October 22, 2015, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
    Mennonite Home Administration Building 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322

    Please join MHRA for a special October meeting on the topic of Labor Relations. Gregg Newstrand will be our speaker. Gregg Newstrand is a management consultant whose focus is labor relations and human resource issues. Gregg has more than 30 years of intensive labor relations and human resources...

  • November 12, 2015, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
    Mennonite Home Administration Building 5353 Southeast Columbus Street Albany, OR 97322

    we will have our chapter meeting at the Mennonite Home Administration Building Chapel with a panel exploring how to employ and support Veterans - Eventbrite link pending


    More information to come.

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MHRA NOW HAS A NEW MEETING SPOT FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2015.  We are excited about our new meeting location of the Mennonite Village.  We will meet in the Administration Building.  We will be meeting in the Chapel which is just the right of the entrance and their reception center. The Mennonite Home address is: 

5353 Columbus St SE
Albany, OR 97322-7136


September MHRA Meeting



Engaging and Informative Speaker Jennifer Bouman-Stegall will be presenting on the following topic:

TITLE:  Are You Talking to Me? Foster Understanding Through Colorful Communication

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Personality conflicts hamper communication and usually lead to misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and perceptions of unfair treatment. To motivate your team and achieve maximum results, it is critical that you communicate in a way that shows you value, appreciate and respect your team. It may surprise you to learn that you may not be communicating your well-intentioned message in a way that is meaningful to your listeners. This engaging and interactive program is for all those who would like to improve their communication skills and whose success depends their team’s ability to communicate and work well together.  Join us as we learn, laugh and communicate. 

Speaker Bio:   

Jennifer Bouman-Steagall is an Defense Attorney, Corporate Trainer and HR Compliance Advisor and Founder of Red Kite RED KITE Employment Law with HR Strings Attached. She is engaging, dynamic, compelling, entertaining, and genuinely passionate about her work. She also happens to be a highly skilled management-side employment litigation attorney with over 14 years of experience representing Oregon and Washington employers.

In 2010 Jennifer left law firm life to open a solo private practice called Employment Law Outsourcing (ELO). ELO is the formal legal defense side of Jennifer’s practice and continues to be the name under which Jennifer represents clients in legal matters filed at the agency level and in state and federal court. Over the next 3 years ELO grew into more than an employment law practice; it became a better business practice. To give the prevention-focused, organizational development side of her practice its own voice, Jennifer launched Red Kite as a d.b.a. of ELO in 2013. Jennifer’s clients consider her to be a trusted business partner and effective on-site trainer with a reputation for professionalism, integrity, enthusiasm and creativity. She is proud to be a favorite speaker for human resource organizations, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, the Oregon Employer’s Council, and the Portland State University HR Certificate Professional Development Program. You can read more about Jennifer’s credentials, associations and publications at and