About Us

Our staff is remote. Please email Info@StrategicHRus.com to get in touch.

We strive to provide you an experience, not just an event.

Our history: Strategic HR U.S, first opened its doors in 1983 as Northern New England Law Publishers and served as an information clearinghouse for the human resources community in Maine for over 30 years. In 2022, Strategic HR U.S. was acquired by the Nimble Group and continues to pursue this mission.

We rely on a thriving network of human resources professionals and labor-management attorneys for advice, analysis, and ideas. Our goal is to empower HR professionals to foster healthy relations with your employees, thereby avoiding costly workplace conflict and litigation and allowing you to focus your energy on your products and services.

Products for the Maine and New England human resources community include:

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday   8:30am – 4:30pm


  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 15 – Martin Luther King Day
  • February 19 – President’s Day
  • May 27 – Memorial Day
  • June 19 – Juneteenth
  • July 4 – Independence Day
  • September 2 – Labor Day
  • October 14 – Indigenous People’s Day
  • November 28, 29 – Thanksgiving
  • December 25 – Christmas


Contact Us

Contact Us

Our Team is at Your Service
(207) 370-7668‬

Attendee Information:

Sponsor Information:
Brittany Best (They/She), Partnerships Manager

Speaker Information:
Mary Ann Blackmur (She/Her), Director of Programming

Attendee & Billing Information:
Becky Thompson (She/Her), Office Manager

Marketing & Communications:
Morgan Rush (She/Her), Communications Manager

Katie Jones (She/Her)


Katie Jones
Chief Executive Officer

Katie Jones, CEO of Strategic HR U.S., is a seasoned leader with a transformative journey at the company since joining in 2016. From Faculty Manager to Chief Operating Officer and now CEO and Owner…

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Brittany Best
Partnerships Manager

Brittany Best has a background in music management, program coordination, event planning, and customer service. She has a deep passion for all things community outreach and…

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Morgan Rush
Communications Manager

Morgan grew up in Central Maine and spent a summer working in Portland a few years ago. After that summer, she knew that Portland is where she wanted to be once she finished school…

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Mary Ann Blackmur
Director of Programming

Mary Ann has deep experience in program and event management, content creation and community building. She has a passion for providing events where people can connect…

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Becky Thompson
Attendee Liaison

Becky is on her second stint with Strategic HR. She started out with the company back in 1991 and worked with our fabulous former leader, Bud Bernstein, for 11 years when it was just the two of them. In…

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