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Rick Howell
Rick Howell

Instructor. Rick Howell has spent almost thirty years as an HR professional performing most HR specialties in a variety of industries and is now the Principal of Howell Management Consulting, specializing and strategic planning and human resources. He holds his SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP credentials, and was among the first in the nation to earn the GPHR certification in 2004. Rick has also been an adjunct professor at Washington State University, Portland State University, and/or City University for the past twenty-five years.  Rick started the WSU Vancouver Student HR Chapter. A two-time recipient of NHRMA’s Distinguished Member award, he has served in various volunteer roles at the local, state, regional and national levels of SHRM.  Rick resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, Lesa, and two children, Bryce and Nicole.  He enjoys competitive swimming, scuba diving, flying, landscaping, and poker.