About Us

Our staff will be working remotely for the next few weeks to promote the health and safety of our community. Please use email or the webform below to get in touch. 

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

Office Hours:

Normal Office Hours: Monday – Friday   8:30am – 4:30pm
SUMMER HOURS: (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Monday – Thursday   8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday   8:30am – 12:00pm


  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • February 17 – President’s Day
  • May 25 – Memorial Day
  • July 2 & 3 – Independence Day
  • September 7 – Labor Day
  • October 12 – Columbus/ Indigenous People’s Day
  • October 28 – Post Strategic HR at Mt. Washington Conference
  • November 25, 26, 27 – Thanksgiving
  • December 24 & 25 – Christmas

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 for 30 years has served as an information clearinghouse for the human resources community in Maine. We rely on a thriving network of human resources professionals, labor-management attorneys, and workers’ compensation experts for advice, analysis, and ideas. Our goal is to help you 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.


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Our Team is at Your Service

Sponsor and Exhibitor Information:
Peter Myer, Business Development & Marketing Manager

Speaker Information:
Morgan Rush, Communications & Logistics Coordinator

Attendee Information:
Colby Gray, Relationship & Business Development Specialist

Attendee & Accounting Information:
Becky Thompson, Office Manager

Creative Director & COO:
Katie White

Curator & CEO:
Bud Bernstein


Bud Bernstein

The Pierce Memorial, a statue of three loggers next to the Bangor Public  Library: not where you’d expect to find the end point of a civil rights demonstration. My  father…

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Colby Gray

Relationship & Business Development Specialist

Colby has just relocated to Portland, Maine from Boston where she has lived for 7 years. She graduated from Fisher College with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication…

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Katie White
Creative Director | Faculty Manager

Katie is a self-proclaimed culture digester, social media fanatic, and hobbyist writer. Originally from the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, she spent summers in Maine and relocated to Portland…

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Morgan Rush
Communications & Logistics Coordinator

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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Becky Thompson
Human Resources & Office Manager

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

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