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Welcome to the Color Country Human Resources Association (CCHRA)


Color Country Human Resource Association is a fellowship of Human Resource Managers in Southern Utah dedicated to education, certification, and networking to its members. CCHRA is affiliated with both the Utah HR State Council, the national Society for Human Resource Management, and the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Color Country Human Resources Association

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Page Content Overview
Upcoming HR Workshop Information
 Sponsorship Opportunities

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Upcoming HR Workshop Information

August 20, 2019 
11:15am - 12pm (Registration & Networking)
12pm - 1pm (Presentation)

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How Much Can You Get Away with Asking; Effective Interviewing within the Law

Presenters – Joel Tucker, Eric Olmstead, Shauna Ottesen, Ellen Bentley


Workshop Overview:

The economy seems to have taken a turn, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to hire and retain that key talent that will help set your organization apart. As companies search for that right candidate to fill that key role, an effective interviewer can make all the difference between finding that right fit versus filling the job with someone who Joel will team with an employment law attorney, an experience HR Director, and a contract HR professional to help highlight key do's and don'ts within the interviewing process.

Presenters Bio:

Joel Tucker received his Bachelor's in English before joining the Air Force. As a Personnel Officer for the Air Force, Joel served as a section commander for various organizations with up to 800 personnel, where he was recognized with various officer awards, three achievement medals, and the meritorious service medal. After serving in the United States Air Force for 6 years, he separated to join Washington County in the HR department. He served in that role for 2.5 years, assisting in employee relations, investigations, wellness, interviewing, hiring, and other HR responsibilities. For the last 6 years he held various positions in the local HR Chapter, while working as a Director in the library. Joel received a Bachelor’s of Art degree in English from the University of Utah in 2004, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the American Public University System in 2009. He is currently working on a Doctorate in Management through the University of Phoenix. He has a wife and three beautiful daughters, and is happy to call Washington County home.


Eric Olmstead is an Employment Law attorney who has presented on interviewing in the past. He handles cases involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment and other Title VII-based claims, ADA, noncompete agreements, and trade secrets. He also counsels and trains employers on how to minimize their exposure to the risks of employment lawsuits.


Shauna Ottesen has been employed in the banking industry since 1987 and has worked for several banks over the years in a variety of capacities. She transitioned into Human Resources in 2008 while at The Village Bank, now known as Cache Valley Bank, where she is currently Vice President and Director of Human Resources.

Ellen Bentley is a HR professional that provides organizations with the day to day functions of HR, including hiring, firing, job descriptions, performance evaluations, promotions, transfers, and much more.



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Location: Cafe Sabor located on 290 E St George Blvd, St. George, UT 84770

Register HERE

Cedar City Attendees
To RSVP, please contact Joel Tucker ( for more information.

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SHRM Members- $15
Non-SHRM Members - $20
Student Members- $10

You can pre-register and pay on the Website. Or pay by credit card, cash, or check at the door for an additional $3.

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Certification: SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP 
& HRCI-PHR, HRCI-SPHR                    HRCI 



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Sponsorship Opportunities

CCHRA has sponsorship opportunities available for our monthly programs. If you are interested in learning more about this great opportunity, please contact Joel Tucker, Chapter President via email at

To RSVP for the event please CLICK HERE by August 20
(walk-in’s are always welcome)

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