Amy Polefrone, MPA, SPHR, HRM-SCP, CVR

President/CEO of HR Strategy Group, LLC

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About the Speaker

Profession: President/CEO
Company: HR Strategy Group, LLC

Amy Polefrone, MPA, SPHR, HRM-SCP, CVR is an experienced human resources expert with more than 28 years of experience in human resources. She is the President/CEO of HR Strategy Group, LLC, a human resource consulting firm that specializes in HR advisory services, search and recruitment, HR crisis management, and HR compliance & audit. Amy has extensive experience working with clients in nonprofits, high tech start-ups, telecommunications, information technology, insurance, education, and other small business sectors. She focuses on executive HR management consultations with Boards, CEOs, and CFOs at the organizations she serves. Amy is a nationally recognized speaker on workplace issues, including harassment in the workplace, and she has been featured in national and international media outlets.


Amy received her Master of Public Administration from The American University in Washington, D.C., with a focus in international management and human resources. She received her B.A. in Religious Studies from The College of Wooster. Active in her profession, Amy is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Howard County Human Resources Society (current board treasurer), and she holds the Senior Professional in Human Resource Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-SCP designations, the highest designations available to HR professionals. Additionally, she is a Certified Veteran Recruiter (CVR) designed to help forward-thinking companies improve how they recruit and retain veterans in the workforce.


Amy heads up the Search & Recruitment Practice and the HR Crisis Management practice. Known for her drive and positive attitude, HRSG clients enjoy the access that they have to Amy and her team’s attention to problem solving.


Amy is active in the Maryland business community and is a member of the BWI Business Partnership, Maryland Nonprofits, Howard Chamber of Commerce, and the Howard Tech Council. Amy is pleased to serve as an EnCorps Mentor for the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, providing HR advice to start-up companies in Maryland. She is the Treasurer of the Board for the Howard County Human Resources Society and is the past chair of Entrepreneur’s Exchange in Annapolis, Maryland. She regularly speaks to business owners and industry groups about the importance of sound HR fundamentals and best practices in business operations.


Prior to starting HR Strategy Group, LLC, Amy held HR management positions at major corporations, worked in various HR roles within government agencies, and taught as an adjunct professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.   Amy served as a Presidential Management Fellow through the U.S. Office of Personnel Management from 1993-1995, serving at the U.S. Agency for International Development and NASA-Goddard Space Flight Center. Amy and her family live in Ellicott City, Maryland.