Valerie Mercer, SPHR, Director of HR/Career Services
Valerie brings a wealth of HR experience to CMA, having worked in Human Resource Management in the retail, media, forestry and manufacturing industries, for the past 15 years. Her hands on knowledge of organizational development and leadership training, coupled with her passion for career coaching, make her an excellent addition to the CMA team.
Valerie has provided strategic and operational HR expertise to senior management teams as well as coaching and guidance on employee relations issues. Her interest in organizational development resulted in the implementation of many new Human Resource initiatives related to compensation, performance management, recruiting, retention, and training. She has also supported site-wide and multi-location process improvement projects utilizing lean and six-sigma methodologies.
Valerie holds a BS in Forestry & Environmental Management and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She is a member of Human Resources Association of Southern Maine (HRASM) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Pet enthusiast and former dog trainer, Valerie likes to travel and enjoys the great outdoors.