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Shelly L.

Shelly L. Freeman

Shelly L. Freeman is the President of HROI, LLC. HROI counsels and consults with employers on the full range of human resource issues, conducts independent investigations and provides dispute resolution services for harassment, discrimination and other serious employee complaints, and develops and conducts management and supervisory training on HR-related topics for companies throughout the country. HROI's video training tapes, "The Workplace Training Series," were named one of HR Executive Magazine’s “Top Training Picks.” These awarded-winning videos were recently converted to an interactive e-training platform.

Prior to launching HROI, Ms. Freeman was the Director of Corporate and Field Human Resources for Payless Cashways, Inc. where she directed and supervised a full range of human resource functions for the manufacturing, distribution and retailing components of a 10,000+ employee workforce. She practiced as a labor and employment lawyer for 11 years before taking the Human Resource Director position. She now combines her 20 years’ legal background and a practitioner's experience to assist companies with their HR challenges. Ms. Freeman is a past President of the Human Resource Management Association of Greater Kansas City (HRMA-KC), an SHRM affiliate and Superior HR Merit Chapter.