Our team consists of the Founder and Principal, Leressa Suber, PHR, SHRM-CP and an advisory board council representing various HR-related disciplines, including attorneys, accountants, benefit providers and more. Additionally, we work with various student interns and independent content creators within marketing and eLearning. We believe in continuous improvement and seek lifelong learning to enhance our personal and professional pursuits.

L Suber

Founder and Principal

Leressa Suber, PHR, SHRM-CP has 20 years experience working in human resources for small and medium sized businesses within the construction, engineering, manufacturing, and health and safety sectors. Remembering the pain points in the early 2000’s of learning how to design, develop, and hire employees for their family-owned construction firm, she wanted to create a blueprint for small businesses with an HR Department of One or None.  She began writing a book, a resource guide entitled ”HR Small Business Building Blocks” to be published on Amazon in 2021.

Throughout her writing and interviews with leaders, she noticed that additional partners, ongoing support and resources would be helpful for start-ups, emerging leaders, and those new to the HR field. So, in 2019 she shifted her attention from the book and began developing the concept for a resource network for small businesses and emerging leaders.  She is excited to share the HR Small Business Alliance (HRSBA); a resource network connecting HR professionals and business owners with knowledge, resources, and subject matter experts.

Please join the HR Small Business Alliance community to connect, share, and grow your HR knowledge.

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Advisory Board

Connie Carrigan, a partner at the law firm of Smith Debnam Narron Drake Saintsing & Myers, LLP in Raleigh, North Carolina, concentrates her practice in the protection of business clients’ rights in the field of employment law. She is admitted to practice in the state courts of North Carolina as well as all three of its federal district courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She has also represented clients’ interests in matters involving various state and federal agencies, including the North Carolina and federal Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Connie has been practicing in the field of business representation since 1990. A desire to serve drives everything she does. It’s no surprise, then, that she takes pleasure in her role as the go-to person in all matters of employment law. The many small business representatives that seek her advice know her to be not only remarkably well-versed in all aspects of the law that impact them, but also exceptionally responsive to their needs.

The issues Connie handles for her clients run the gamut. From wage and compensation claims and harassment and discrimination issues to inquiries related to termination and severance, restrictive covenants and employment agreements, she advises clients with a shrewdness and prudence that has evolved from three decades of experience.