Workplace MVP LIVE from SHRM 2022: Verónica Gómez-Vilchis, Central Washington University
Verónica Gomez-Vilchis is an HR Business Partner with Central Washington University, and a graduate of CWU. She shared with host Jamie Gassmann her experience at SHRM, the role the University is hiring for, a profile of the University, and much more.
This show was originally broadcast live from the 2022 SHRM Annual Conference held at the New Orleans Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Verónica Gómez-Vilchis, SHRM-CP, Central Washington University
Verónica Gómez-Vilchis is a Human Resources Business Partner at Central Washington University, which is also her alma mater.
She is a first-generation college graduate from a farm-worker background and prides herself on being bilingual, bicultural, and bi-literate. As a proud Latina of Mexican heritage, she loves dancing, exploring other cultures, and she is a foodie! Food is one of the best ways to learn about others.
Human resources has become the pathway for Verónica’s professional growth and advancement. Her passion is to serve, guide, and be an anchor for those who are in her care. It is essential to her to interact with employees to learn what motivates them, what success looks like to them, and to explore avenues that can lead to highly engaged and happy employees.
Verónica wants to inspire and uplift. While doing all of this, she aims to be intentional, understand the organization’s mission, vision, and goals, and seek to be aligned while being true to herself.
Central Washington University
Central’s commitment to hands-on learning and discovery and individual attention takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Students get to do what they’re studying in real-world, professional settings, which makes learning exciting and relevant.
Each year, CWU graduates thousands of well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce: construction management, accounting, engineering technology, teacher education, wine business, paramedicine, aviation, and more.
CWU prepares students to succeed in a global economy through strong partnerships with 30 colleges and universities around the world. In recent years, we have welcomed more than 400 students from 36 countries to our campus.
CWU’s residential campus in Ellensburg encompasses 380 acres. There are also six university centers (Des Moines, Lynnwood, Pierce County, Moses Lake, Wenatchee, and Yakima) and two instructional sites (Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Sammamish).
About Workplace MVP
Every day, around the world, organizations of all sizes face disruptive events and situations. Within those workplaces are everyday heroes in human resources, risk management, security, business continuity, and the C-suite. They don’t call themselves heroes though. On the contrary, they simply show up every day, laboring for the well-being of employees in their care, readying the workplace for and planning responses to disruption. This show, Workplace MVP, confers on these heroes the designation they deserve, Workplace MVP (Most Valuable Professionals), and gives them the forum to tell their story. As you hear their experiences, you will learn first-hand, real-life approaches to readying the workplace, responses to crisis situations, and overcoming challenges of disruption. Visit our show archive here.
Workplace MVP Host Jamie Gassmann
In addition to serving as the host to the Workplace MVP podcast, Jamie Gassmann is the Director of Marketing at R3 Continuum (R3c). Collectively, she has more than fourteen years of marketing experience. Across her tenure, she has experience working in and with various industries including banking, real estate, retail, crisis management, insurance, business continuity, and more. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications with special interest in Advertising and Public Relations and a Master of Business Administration from Paseka School of Business, Minnesota State University.
R3 Continuum is a global leader in workplace behavioral health and security solutions. R3c helps ensure the psychological and physical safety of organizations and their people in today’s ever-changing and often unpredictable world. Through their continuum of tailored solutions, including evaluations, crisis response, executive optimization, protective services, and more, they help organizations maintain and cultivate a workplace of wellbeing so that their people can thrive. Learn more about R3c at www.r3c.com.