Meet ALT HR Partners
Knowledge, perspective, and experience.



Shawn Straub
Owner

Shawn Straub, MA, SPHR is the Founder of ALT HR Partners.

While providing insight and assistance with legal compliance and risk mitigation, Shawn helps companies navigate all aspects of the employee lifecycle with respect and dignity.

Shawn has been providing employee relations expertise for nearly 20 years in healthcare, retail, and non-profit organizations. In her role as the head of Human Resources at multiple corporations, she has created strategic solutions for employee development and provided tactical expertise in employment law.

She is passionate about mentoring and has worked with a variety of organizations to help create and foster their own mentoring programs, including the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 Shawn joined employers from across the country at the annual UpSkill America symposium in Washington, DC and spoke to The National Press Club on the importance of providing skill training for America’s workforce. The following year Shawn spoke at RetailHR about Welcoming Millennials in the Workforce, as well as Successful On-Boarding across Multi-State Organizations. Additionally, Shawn has been a speaker at multiple Human Resources conferences across the US, speaking on a variety of topics.

Shawn was recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as a top 40 under 40 professional and by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as a Patriotic Employer for her support and inclusion of veterans in the workforce.

Shawn is a firm believer in the community and giving back. Shawn is an active member of Rotary and works within her community as a volunteer with multiple organizations.

Shawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Chico. Shawn is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the national Human Resources Certification Institute and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM –SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management.



Our Valued Partners

Brandon Kemps: Recruitment Guru
Brandon Kemps, CSM has spent the last seven years as a recruiter in a variety of industries, including retail, IT, and call centers. Brandon has recruited for roles from executives to line staff. He is passionate about helping employees find their path and about helping companies find the right fit. Brandon believes that fit is not just about skills on a resume, but culture bond and awareness. Therefore he works closely with the employee and the company to find the right match.


Kayla Haigh: Social Media Maven
Kayla Haigh is the face behind our social media platforms. Her goal is to effectively communicate the impact that empathy has in the workplace through our social media channels as well as demonstrate the spirit, integrity and passion behind the ALT HR mission. Kayla is a recent 2019 graduate from High Point University and has been working to help jumpstart small business growth in the Triad area. Working with the belief that all employees should be respected equally, she hopes to create a culture shift in how businesses develop and recruit talent.