Racquel Harris is the Founder & Chief Strategy Officer at R. L. Harris & Associates, LLC. Racquel has more than 25 years of Executive level experience in Human Resources and earned two certifications in Human Resources (SHRM-CP, & PHR) and certification in Risk Management. Her Company is an approved program provider with the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) and awards recertification credits to certified HR professionals. Racquel is a graduate of Indiana University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Racquel has a full and comprehensive understanding of how important training is to an organization. She has a high aptitude for strategic planning and execution which she implemented while she was President of the Michiana Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. Under her leadership, the organization achieved the prestigious Chapter of the Year Award from the Indiana State Council of The Society for Human Resources Management. Racquel is an expert in labor relations, federal and state employment laws, and strategically aligning human resources with organizational goals.
Racquel is recognized in the community as a servant leader which has earned her numerous awards including the Martin Luther King Drum Major award presented by former Mayor Jeff Rea, The “40 under 40” recognition by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, The Seven Seals Award by the ESGR, and the Michiana Chapter Society for Human Resources Management 2010 Leader of the Year. She served on the Indiana State Council for the Society for Human Resources Management as a Historian and School to Work Representative, The YWCA Personnel Committee, The Bridges Out of Poverty Board, and the Community Coordinated Child Care Board of Directors. She also served as the Assistant Human Resources Director for the International Church of God in Christ Department of Evangelism and as an instructor for the Missionary Academy for the 4th Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Indiana. Additionally, she has been a guest on the International Harvest Show with LeSea Broadcasting four times. Racquel enjoys volunteering her time to present professional skills training classes at the Work One Center to help candidates prepare for employment opportunities. She is committed to ensuring the success of others.