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Iliana Venegas, SHRM-SCP

Director of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources for Raise Your Hand Texas, Iliana ensures compliance with regulations, mitigates risks, implements human resource strategies that support RYHT business objectives, deals with employee grievances and disputes, supports employee development, designs accountability mechanisms, forecasts staffing needs, hires employees, designs training programs, manages benefits packages, develops compensation plans, and oversees overall employment needs.

Iliana joined RYHT in October 2020. Prior to joining RYHT Iliana was a Human Resources Professional for Snap Kitchen, City of Austin, Cox Media Group, Time Warner Cable/ Spectrum.

Iliana is a New Yorker that came to Texas by way of the U. S. Army. Iliana proudly served in the Army as a military intelligence noncommissioned officer, deploying to Iraq, Bosnia, Kosovo, and serving overseas in Korea, and Belgium. Stateside Iliana was stationed in California, Alabama, South Carolina, Maryland, Washington, and Texas. Iliana received a Bronze Star Medal for her service in Iraq.

Iliana is passionate about bringing out the best in people, as well as empowering people with information and tools to succeed. Connecting with people, and understanding we are often more alike than we are different, often assists in bridging the gaps we encounter at work.

Always learning, learning in all ways. - Personal Mantra
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