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Mary Beth’s career spans over twenty-five years in the human resources field working for Fortune 500 companies while developing human resource departments for smaller, entrepreneurial ventures. She is also a licensed insurance broker and certified professional coach.
She founded her company, PRISM Global Management Group, LLC in 2003. She works in the areas of insurance brokering in life, health, property and casualty insurance, recruiting and staffing, training, compensation, benefits design and administration, policy and procedure development, mergers and acquisitions, employee and labor relations. She is experienced in various industries including gaming, restaurant, telecommunications, broadcasting, and non-profit organizations.
Mary Beth adjuncts at UNLV, and previously taught at the University of Phoenix and University of Southern Nevada. She currently serves on the Legislative Committee for the Henderson Chamber of Commerce and is a board member with the Nevada Micro-Enterprise Initiative. She has been appointed to the Nevada Workforce Investment Board by Governor Sandoval. In 2010-2011, she assumed responsibility as State Council Director for the Society of Human Resource Management focusing on issues important to Nevada businesses during a key election year for the State. She served in a voluntary role as President of the Southern Nevada Human Resource Association. In 2007, she was awarded the Woman In Business Champion award by the United States Small Business Administration. In 2007, NAWBO recognized Mary Beth as a nominee for the Women of Distinction Awards. In 2010, In Business awarded her the Entrepreneur Award. In 2011, NAWBO awarded her the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and she is a finalist recipient of the Athena Award bestowed by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Recently, she was one of only 45 women inducted in the Women’s Hall of Fame by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She has also been appointed by Governor Sandoval to the Nevada Workforce Investment Board.
Mary Beth holds a juris doctorate degree from the William S. Boyd School of Law, a master’s degree in Human Resource Management and a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Business Administration. Her credentials include the Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR-CA) designation from the Society for Human Resource Management and Certified Professional Coach (CPC).
She is a contributing writer to Gaming & Leisure Magazine and has authored several articles on human resource topics. She co-authored the best selling book Discover Your Inner Strength along with leading industry experts Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. She also authored and self published the Las Vegas Employment Guide. She previously hosted the radio program Job Talk with KLAV in Southern Nevada and has made guest appearances on IN BUSINESS. She is frequently quoted as a subject matter expert in business publications. A regular speaker at conferences and a member of International Speakers Network, Mary Beth has addressed audiences on various HR topics.