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SHERNER SUMTER, PHR, SHRM-CP


Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743
202-595-4544 shernersumter@msn.com

HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL


Dynamic team-oriented professional with a progressive career path that includes leadership of Human
Resources programs and administration for a diverse range of companies
HR Management & Administration Recruiting & Hiring Compensation & Benefits Programs
Staff Management Employee Relations Performance Reviews HR Information Systems Job Fairs
Office Administration Budget Preparation & Administration New Hire Orientation

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
LEAF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, Arlington, VA 2010 TO PRESENT
Renewable Energy Investment Fund
MANAGER OF ADMINISTRATION
Manage and lead full-cycle recruitment process, including candidate sourcing, selection process,
compensation assessment, reference and background checks and orientation. Manage benefit plans to
include health, life, COBRA, LTD, STD, workers compensation, unemployment, and retirement; liaise with
benefits broker to ensure proper and compliant administration of benefit plans. Control key fiscal activities,
including preparation/administration of budgets, manage individual business credit card accounts, and
manage invoicing for accounts payable and receivable. Coordinate all aspects of compliance with applicable
federal and state laws, SEC and IRS requirements as well as evaluates ongoing HR policies, programs,
functions and activities in order to attract, retain and motivate high performing employees. Manage
administrative activities, including facilities management, property management, space, security, acquisition
and travel for management. Serve as the liaison between third party administrator, vendors and suppliers.
Major Highlights
Played key role in managing two major financial audits with successful results
Executed company relocation on time and within budget to Virginia
CONNOLLY BOVE LODGE & HUTZ LLP, Washington, D.C. 2006-2010
Leading intellectual property and business law firm.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Expertly managed all aspects of HR needs, partnering with management and providing expertise on policies,
issues and initiatives covering a variety of human resources functions including, recruiting, orientation,
training, development, compensation planning, benefits administration, employee relations, policy
interpretation, exit interviews and terminations with direction and control of D.C. offices daily operations.
Managed human resources employee relations issues by partnering with managers to resolve issues in a fair
and timely manner. Managed annual salary administration including salary surveys. Served as a liaison with
employment agencies and negotiated fee structures for temporary and permanent placements. Advised and
educated management on key issues and concerns. Supervised diverse administrative support team.
Maximized efficiency and spending through ongoing evaluation and determination of optimum staffing ratio.
Major Highlights
Delivered 80% cost savings by reducing dependency on placement agencies for sourcing qualified
candidates. Initiated creative and effective approaches to recruiting, including use of internal referrals,
social networking groups, and local universities.
Further mitigated spending through strategic negotiation of testing-services-only fee with a local
placement agency.
Played key role as management representative for formal unemployment hearings; attained 100% win
rate in unemployment claims

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TV ONE, LLC, Silver Spring, Maryland 2003-2006


Cable/satellite television network offering various lifestyle entertainment-oriented original programming,
classic series, movies, fashion, and music.
RECRUITING MANAGER
Developed strategic partnerships with strong applicant sources, managed relationships with top prospective
applicants, supported development of our recruiting campaign and executed the hiring process. Spearheaded
non-exempt and temporary employee recruitment and company internship programs, while contributing to
start-up activities for network launch. Expertly managed additional Generalist activities including employee
relations, benefits administration, and special projects.
Major Highlights
Personally developed and drove highly successful college internship program, which saved company
resources while providing students with valuable experience in their field of interest.
Played key role in optimizing performance and employee engagement through focus groups and
employee surveys.

ADDITIONAL HISTORY
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC., Silver Spring, Maryland 1999-2003
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO PRESIDENT & CEO
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Washington, D.C. 1998
SENIOR SECRETARY
NATIONAL OCEANIC & ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION, Washington, D.C. 1990-1997
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Human Resources
University of Maryland University College, College Park, Maryland
SHRM- Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)
Society for Human Resource Management, Alexandria, VA
Professional Human Resource (PHR)
HR Certification Institute, Alexandria, VA