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Shatanese Reese

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Shatanese Reese is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with over twenty years of HR experience. Her career spans industries such as retail, banking and higher education. She has conducted training in every role she has held during her career as facilitating learning is a passion of hers. Her training sessions have covered topics ranging from effective performance management, talent acquisition strategies, navigating employee relations matters as well as implementation of new HR-specific systems.

Shatanese partners with managers and teams to ensure their greatest potential is reached through engaging and powerfully packed workshops. Using a wide variety of methods to reach the learner, Shatanese is known for the inclusion of role plays, group discussions, individual reflection and other means of tapping into the various learning styles of the adult learner. She is adept with content development, targeted training modules and facilitating focused professional development opportunities for all levels of an organization.

Shatanese has held several leadership roles throughout her career including Assistant Director of Staff Recruitment and Retention, Diversity Consultant and most recently Director of HR. She was also the inaugural President of the GA College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) chapter and served on the Southern Region Board as well as CUPA-HR's Diversity Equity & Inclusion committee where she was instrumental in spearheading various initiatives.


  • BA French & Education, Iowa State University
  • MS French, Business & Psychology, Iowa State University
  • Certificates & Licenses:
    • Civil Treatment Workplace, Eli Inc
    • Emotional Intelligence (EQi 2.0), The Faurote Group
    • Certified Coach, Trainer & Speaker, John Maxwell Team
    • Certificate of Completion NX Level Micro-Entrepreneur Program, Bronner Business Institute
    • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification, HRCI
    • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), SHRM