Cville SHRM Member of the Month - March 2024

Get to know our Member of the Month - Cindy Gillies, Regional Benefits Manager & Employee Relations Specialist at ACAC Fitness and Wellness Centers!!

1. How long have you been a member of Cville SHRM? 

  • 9 years (was a guest for 5 years prior to that)

2. Why did you join Cville SHRM? 

  • As an occasional guest over several years and our company finally recognizing HR as a needed department, I saw more of a need to learn more and grow with the local HR community.

3. What’s your favorite part of being a member of Cville SHRM?

  • The great presentations and fellow HR sharing.

4. What is your current occupation?

  • Benefits, Employee relations, FMLA, workers comp and more.

5. What do you love most about your job?

  • The people connection and being able to help others.

6. Who inspires you?

  • My awesome best friend Trinlie.

7. What advice would you give to someone who wants to enter HR?

  • GO FOR IT!  It can be demanding at times but so very rewarding.

8. What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know? 

  • I like to attend Bluegrass festivals and don't even know how to sing or play an instrument!

9. What’s the next place on your travel bucket list? 

  • Looking to Scotland!

10. What’s one item you can’t live without?

  • Retreating to nature on weekends.