Welcome 2015 GMSHRM President


Laura Almeida Marks, SPHR is Employee Relations Officer with Miami Dade College, bringing extensive experience in human resources operations, talent acquisition & development, as well as nonprofit leadership.  Prior to joining Miami Dade College, Laura held organizational leadership roles with South Florida’s most prominent industry leaders including Noven Pharmaceuticals, where he served as Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition & Development, leading the talent acquisition team through the company’s expansion of operations over a six year tenure, implementing innovative and strategic staffing initiatives and collaborating in the onboarding and integration of acquired business units. 

Laura’s experience in nonprofit leadership includes the role of Executive Director/President for Women Executive Leadership (WEL), a not-for-profit professional organization whose primary purpose is to educate, advocate and network to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards and in the executive suite. She successfully led the organization through a period of significant growth in membership and programming throughout the State of Florida, including the launch of a second market in Tampa. 

Among other notable accomplishments, Laura serves on the Board of Directors for Back On Track Network, Inc., a faith-based career support organization, Inc., and was elected to the role of Chairman in 2010. She also served as Chair of the Professional and Workforce Development Committee (2008 – 2010) of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.  

In addition to SPHR certification, Laura holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Florida International University, an undergraduate degree in Business Management from St. Thomas University and Six Sigma Certification.