Northland’s Theresa Jalowiec Appointed NYS Council Society for Human Resource Management Workforce Readiness Director About Us | By Northland Communications TeamJalowiec, Northland Vice President of People + Talent, will begin her new role in January.Theresa Jalowiec, vice president of people and talent at Northland Communications, a Central New York-based telecommunications provider, and Northland’s sister company Oneida County Rural Telephone (OCRT), has been appointed as the new workforce readiness director for the New York State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).The State Council serves as the bridge between local state chapters and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). With over 305,000 national SHRM members, SHRM remains the voice for the HR profession and strives to create better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.Jalowiec begins her new role in January and will evaluate workforce readiness issues and lead chapter advocates in the planning of activities impacting the workforce readiness arena. She will monitor state and local activities like workforce investment authorization, welfare-to-work, and education partnerships.“We are very proud of Theresa’s appointment of workforce readiness director,” said Brian Healey, chief operating officer, Northland Communications. “Her experience as a leader in the community of SHRM has already made a huge impact internally at Northland and in our local community, but now it will continue to, statewide.”Jalowiec said, “I am very excited to take on this new role and work with leaders in SHRM across New York State. I look forward to collaborating on and helping solve workforce readiness challenges that are facing us today.”Additionally, Jalowiec currently serves as Past President for the Mohawk Valley SHRM Board of Directors.