HR Practitioner - Small/Mid sized business focus

HR Practitioner - Small/Mid sized business focus

Christie Engler has been a Human Resources practitioner for 20 years with a focus on small and family-owned businesses.

Christie is dedicated to advancing the HR profession and assisting fellow practitioners. She has spoken at numerous state and local HR conferences, including the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. Her topics focus on providing resources and support to those working in small businesses, departments of one, and those new to HR. Christie writes a blog entitled ‘Living in the Gray’ designed to inspire HR professionals.

Christie has worked hand-in-hand with business owners across a variety of industries. She understands the unique needs of entrepreneurs and how to best partner with them to achieve ‘people-first’ outcomes and grow businesses. She believes managers are the front line of company culture and regularly provides training to support those leading employees.

Christie is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the Keller Graduate School of Management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Masters of Human Resource Management, as well as the SPHR and SHRM-CP certifications. Christie is a member of the Human Resources Association of Central Ohio (HRACO) and SHRM. Christie is an active member of the HR Unite! Community and has been featured on the HR SocialHour podcast.

Christie lives in the Columbus, Ohio area with her husband and two daughters. She is a fanatic of Ohio State football and Orangetheory Fitness. She is a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Dublin, Ohio and she sits on the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Delaware and Union Counties. Christie is an initiated member of the Alpha Xi chapter of Alpha Delta Pi sorority.

‘I got into HR to make work great for all employees. Work is the one thing most of us have in common. Life is too short not to pursue your passion and purpose.’ – Christie Engler

Contact Information:
Email –
LinkedIn – Christie Engler, MHRM, SPHR, SHRM-CP | LinkedIn
Twitter – @christie_engler
Blog – Living in the Gray – In HR, as in life, nothing is black and white. Welcome to the gray. (
Phone – (614) 579-3586

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