Brad's COVID Story - "Over-communicate and be patient"
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About Brad Shanklin
Since March 2016, Brad Shanklin has served as Executive Director of Dallas HR Management Association including the HRSouthwest Conference. DallasHR, a professional association, is one of the largest chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). At DallasHR, the team focuses on providing high quality certified education and networking to more than 2,300 members.
Prior to coming to DallasHR, Brad served six years as the Senior Director of Chapters, for Meeting Professional International (MPI Global). His responsibilities included the Chapter Business team and the 80 international chapters and clubs. Before joining MPI, Brad spent eight years as the President/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce in Plano, TX. During that time, he earned the Institute for Organization Management certificate in non-profit management from the US Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to the chamber, Brad had a 14-year tenure with the American Heart Association at the National Headquarters in Dallas, as the State Director in New Mexico and in the council office in Houston. He has more than 32 years in the association and membership industry where he has continuously worked with volunteers, boards and member constituents.
A technical note
When we first had the idea for COVID Stories, we thought we'd record ten or fifteen minutes and then edit that down to a three to five minute segment. But then the interviews began and it was almost cathartic. Everyone had more to say than could be fit into ten or fifteen minutes. When we heard the awesome insights that were being shared, we realized there was no way to cut anything. So, it's all here.
Also, the COVID Stories interviews were conducted during the shelter-in-place lockdown using Microsoft Teams. What you’re hearing is unedited, unfiltered, and with any call quality issues and technical glitches left in. We’ve all had our share of online meetings during lockdown, so you can probably relate to these glitches that can pop up when you least expect it.