Atlanta’s Most Trusted Advisors interviews industry experts from in and around the Metro Atlanta Area. Our goal is to provide valuable information that all business owners and managers can use in their day-to-day work to help them succeed.
Stephanie Hodge/Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta
Stephanie is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. She is responsible for managing all aspects of human resources and supporting the organization’s strategic initiatives.
Stephanie has over 18 years of progressive HR experience in both the not-for-profit industry, and the for-profit financial services industry. Her most recent experience was as HR Director, North & South America, for PRGX, Inc., a global business analytics and information services firm.
Stephanie is a certified professional in human resources (PHR) and holds a Master’s degree in Organization and Management from Capella University. She is a board member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in HR (NAAAHR), serving as their VP Operational Effectiveness & Administration; and is a member of the Society for HR Management (SHRM) Atlanta and National Chapters. Stephanie is an active member of Turner Chapel AME, and currently serves on the usher board. Stephanie and her husband Kenneth are proud parents of a blended family of four kids: Zariyah, Malik, Zoe & Xavier.
Anne Tyler Hall/Hall Benefits Law
Anne Tyler Hall is an ERISA Legal Compliance Problem Solver and a Benefits Program Designer and Drafter. She is Attorney and Principal of Hall Benefits Law, a law firm focused on helping businesses attract and retain top employees and avoiding costly non-compliance errors.
HBL provides counsel to employers in the following primary areas:
Customizing Solutions to Complex ERISA Issues. HBL provides counsel focused on solving complex ERISA (executive compensation, health and welfare benefits and retirement plans).
Leading Negotiations of DOL/IRS ERISA Audit Penalty Abatement. For businesses in an audit, HBL counsels clients with the primary focus of obtaining a reduction in costly Department of Labor (DOL) or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) excise taxes and penalties.
Strategic ERISA Counsel for Businesses in Merger and Acquisition. HBL counsels clients to maximize legally-compliant transitional Benefit offerings to new and transitioning employees.
Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk (Host)/ bbr Marketing Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk has been a member of the creative and marketing services community for over 20 years and does not appear to be leaving it anytime soon. As president of bbr marketing, she has relished the challenges of entrepreneurship as she worked to grow and nurture a new business. Since the firm’s inception in 2009, Bonnie has led the young company to become widely recognized and respected within the professional services marketing niche, with award-winning client websites and an outstanding history of business success having worked with clients in 23 states and 2 Canadian provinces.