Professional Director Co-Director
Mary T. Cooley, Ph.D., SCP, SPHR, is the Principal Consultant for HR Solutions, LLC, a New Mexico based human resource assistance group designed to support profit and non-profit organizations in their ability to attract, retain and motivate employees. A human resources professional with over 20 years of management experience, in the United States and Europe, Cooley has recruited scientists for NASA, created policies for Fortune 100 companies and reduced employee turnover at Hyatt Hotels from 93% to 25% in two years. She possesses a PhD in Organizational Learning from the University of New Mexico and was awarded Distinction for both her dissertation and comprehensive exams. Cooley earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Arizona as well as lifetime certification status as
a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).
Cooley is a Past-President of the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) of New Mexico chaired the 2002 SHRM state conference and has served as Diversity Director for the National SHRM Board for Region VI of the United States.