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Simplifying HR Strategies to Push Change in the Workplace

The-láy R. Thatch has over 20 years of human resource and business experience. Thelá is founder and owner of Management Resource Solutions dba MRS HR, LLC that she established in 2010. She has worked with various Fortune 500 organizations such as Live Nation, ADC, Paychex, Cablevision, Cosby Productions, and Fox Television.  Her role has consisted of auditing business practices, developing HR policy and procedures and managing benefits while advising and coaching owners and executives.

Most recently, she worked as an Executive Consultant & FUSE Corps Fellow for Los Angeles County where she provided guidance on how to invest in human capital to support homeless initiatives.  Thelá served as Chief Diversity Officer for Live Nation Entertainment (LNE) where she laid the foundation, created and implemented the very first Diversity initiative within LNE.  Thelá’s Diversity and HR strategy implementation was successful in serving a global population of over 10,000 employees.  In addition, Thelá served as chair of the Executive Diversity Taskforce and the HR D&I Advisory Council, which she established within LNE.

Currently residing in Southern California, Thelá is originally from East Orange, New Jersey. She has a BA in Communications, a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) certification, and has completed her MBA with a concentration in Human Resources at North Greenville University. She is currently a candidate for her PhD in Public Policy and Administration with a specialization in Law from Walden University expected to be completed in 2019.

Recent accomplishments include graduating from the prestigious Los Angeles African-American Women in Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI), serving as a board member of the Los Angeles African-American Women Political Action Committee (LAAAWPAC), and serving as Regional VP West and national board member for the National Association of African-American Human Resources (NAAAHR). Thelá has written two books; Employee Handbooks 101 and The Dog Chef. She is a contributor for Black Enterprise Magazine and various publications and has been a featured media guest to share her experiences and expertise in human resources and public policy best practices.



Listen to my prior Interview:

BMWOC3 – Employee Relations and Recruiting: Understand Your Rights