Lisa Blanton, SHRM-SCP
Lisa Blanton possesses a diverse business background that includes over 30 years in corporate positions such as COO, CFO, and CHRO; including 13 years as a business owner.
Lisa has a proven track record of helping leaders drive for high achieving results through strategy, integration and people relationships with a focus on financial, people service, and enterprising aspects of a business.
Lisa’s career is filled with success stories of assisting entrepreneurs build the business functions of operations, finance, accounting, and human resources while they concentrate on the development of their product or service. She is passionate about guiding leadership teams to successfully build their organizations and provide the best environment and culture for their employees.
Lisa teaches leadership teams to get what they want from their businesses. She does this by providing a complete system with simple tools to help teams achieve alignment in their vision, get traction to execute to achieve every part of their vision, and to help the leaders become a healthy, functional, cohesive leadership team.
Always wanting to help others, Lisa is an active member of the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) and has served on the Board of Directors of the 800+ member association as the Treasurer, Co-VP of Conference, and currently as President-Elect. She also holds certifications as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and has a MBA in Organizational Studies. In her free time, Lisa enjoys cheering for the Texas A&M University sports teams, traveling, and meeting new friends.
Her core values are help first, do the right thing, do what I promise, grow or die, and be humbly confident.
Strategic Planning, Ownership Transition, Change Management, Operations Management, Human Resources Management, and Management Advising.
Kim Jones, SHRM- CP
Kim is a native of Austin, Texas, has a diverse background in HR, and over 12 years’ experience in the field of Business Development. She has demonstrated success with multiple start-up companies and is excellent at identifying the needs of an organization while linking their business goals and objectives.
In the past, Kim has served as an individual contributor and consultant for small to mid-sized companies based all over the United States, giving her a wealth of knowledge that equipped Kim to be a valuable asset to businesses in both their start-up and growth phases.
While her range of experience is broad, she maintains specific skills in Finance, Accounting, Business Formation and Structure, Payroll, HRIS platforms, and Business Operations.
In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with family, camping, reading, and gardening. Kim has been a foster parent, has donated her time and baking skills to multiple foster care organizations, helped start and now manages a non-profit youth basketball league and regularly volunteers to read in the library to elementary age students.
Adrian Porter possesses a diverse business background that includes over 18 years in corporate administrative positions such as VP of Administration and Client Satisfaction, Office Manager, Project Management Administrator, and Executive Assistant.
Adrian has a proven track record of helping business owners, COOs, CEOs, and other executive leaders shine. She is the implementer and gets great joy out of helping others to be successful. Adrian is often known around the office as “the hot pink duct tape holding everything together.” She is passionate about guiding leadership teams to successfully build their organizations and provide the best environment and culture for their employees.
In the past, Adrian has successfully assisted executives in building the business functions of operations, finance, accounting, and human resources. With Adrian implementing business processes, company leaders are free to concentrate on the development of their product or service.
Adrian’s adaptability and drive allow her to not only survive but ensures that she is able to easily excel and thrive within a quickly changing and evolving workplace, making Adrian an invaluable asset to any team.
Always wanting to help others, Adrian is an active member of her church and takes pride in organizing volunteering opportunities for the corporations she works with. In her free time, Adrian volunteers as a range officer for competitive shooting events. She enjoys spending time with her family, playing with her Australian Shepherd dogs, and shopping with her girls.
Leah Jaramillo SHRM-SCP, Certified Instructional Designer (ATD)
Leah Jaramillo is a senior business management and organizational leader with over 15 years of experience utilizing and leveraging information systems to improve operations and client services.
Leah has a proven track record of helping leaders drive for high achieving results through strategy, integration and people relationships with a focus on financial, people service, and enterprising aspects of a business.
As an established business management and organizational leader, Leah teaches leadership teams to get what they want from their businesses. She does this through Strategic Planning, Benefits Administration, Human Resources, and Learning & Talent Development.
Leah is a member of the Society/Industrial + Organizational Psychology (SIOP), holds certifications as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Licensed Texas Insurance Agent, Certified Instructional Designer (ATD). She is an Accredited Advisor in Insurance Management (AAI-M), and Leah is also a Certified Everything DiSC Facilitator.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Minor in Organizational Leadership & Communication and is currently working toward her MBA in Healthcare Management.
Business Optimization, Workforce Planning, Information Systems, Compensation Analysis, and Post-M&A Integration
Tina Cooper, SHRM-CP
Tina Cooper comes to Austin Alliance Group with over 10 years of forwarding-thinking Human Resource experience. Her experience includes the five stages of the employee life cycle, performance management, benefits administration, HRIS management, employment law, and compliance. Her range of industries includes health care, manufacturing, retail, and construction. Her passion is helping others become a better version of themselves, through education. Tina has served as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and administering contracts and helping resolve work-related conflicts.
Tina earned a bachelor’s degree with a focus in Finance and a master’s degree with a focus in Human Resource Management from Columbia Southern University. She also holds a Professional in Human Resources accreditation (SHRM-CP).
Tina moved to Austin, Texas upon her husband retiring from the US Army with their 3 children. Her two boys are currently serving in the US Army and her youngest daughter is currently attending college in Austin, Texas.
Christa Holmans is a central Texas native with a diverse business background. Her core focuses have included roles in customer service, project management, employee relations (recruiting, hiring, and retention,) marketing, operations, leadership, and administration. Christa is an out of the box thinker with a proven track record of helping organizations, business owners, and teams to create more efficient and harmonious workspaces.
Christa has successfully worked to help organizations of all sizes but will admit to having a soft spot for startups and small businesses. Corporate and personal branding are her passions. Christa enjoys helping organizations, leaders, and influencers to define and reach their unique customer base.
Christa is highly driven and possesses excellent creative problems solving skills. She enjoys teaching and prides herself in being someone on the team everyone can count on and trust.
Always wanting to give back, Christa has sat on advisory boards for multiple nonprofits, including the Foundation for Life Guides for Autism and the International Board of Sensory Accessibility.
Founder of Neurodivergent Consulting and the internationally recognized Neurodivergent Rebel blog, Christa currently enjoys living in an RV full time with her best friend and partner David (along with 4 dogs.)
Her core values are honesty & integrity, people first (our clients and our team,) accountability, quality & expertise.
Everything DiSC, PXT Select, Project Management, Employee Recruitment & Retention, Corporate & Personal Branding, Autism & Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Business Operations
Rachel Blanton is extremely excited to begin her role as HR Coordinator with Austin Alliance Group. She is a recent graduate from Texas A&M University with a BS in Sport Management and a Minor in Business. Her passion for sports carried her through several job specialties throughout the collegiate and professional sports industry, including working in marketing for Texas A&M Athletics and being a community relations ambassador for the San Francisco Giants. Most recently, she interned in the sales department of the Boston Red Sox.
While her experience may be diverse, she found that her passion for helping people was a common thread. She loves to create relationships and help solve problems. She enjoys discovering why people love what they do and help them do it better. She is eager to start her journey in HR and to continue to serve others in this way. When she is not on the job, Rachel can be found watching any Bay Area sports team or relaxing by the water.
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