Meet ALT HR Partners
Knowledge, perspective, and experience.



Shawn Straub
Owner

Shawn Straub, MA, SPHR is the Founder of ALT HR Partners.

While providing insight and assistance with legal compliance and risk mitigation, Shawn helps companies navigate all aspects of the employee lifecycle with respect and dignity.

Shawn has been providing employee relations expertise for nearly 20 years in healthcare, retail, and non-profit organizations. In her role as the head of Human Resources at multiple corporations, she has created strategic solutions for employee development and provided tactical expertise in employment law.

She is passionate about mentoring and has worked with a variety of organizations to help create and foster their own mentoring programs, including the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 Shawn joined employers from across the country at the annual UpSkill America symposium in Washington, DC and spoke to The National Press Club on the importance of providing skill training for America’s workforce. The following year Shawn spoke at RetailHR about Welcoming Millennials in the Workforce, as well as Successful On-Boarding across Multi-State Organizations. Additionally, Shawn has been a speaker at multiple Human Resources conferences across the US, speaking on a variety of topics.

Shawn was recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as a top 40 under 40 professional and by the National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve as a Patriotic Employer for her support and inclusion of veterans in the workforce.

Shawn is a firm believer in the community and giving back. Shawn is an active member of Rotary and works within her community as a volunteer with multiple organizations.

Shawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Chico. Shawn is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the national Human Resources Certification Institute and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM –SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management.



Andrea Brown
HR Coordinator

Andrea Brown, PHR is our HR Coordinator. Andrea has spent eight years in Human Resource working closely with companies to ensure they have the tools to successfully manage their business. Andrea is committed to providing strategic, easy to implement solutions, as well as building solid policies and procedures to ensure risk mitigation and long term success. Andrea believes everyone has the potential to help lead a company to success with the right training and tools.

Since joining ALT HR Partners, Andrea has specialized in Charter and Alternative school Human Resources. Andrea is a certified Health Benefits Representative in North Carolina and is able to administer State Benefit plans. Andrea is also an expert in Castlebranch, E-Verify, and DES Unemployment.



Annie Zeller
HR Business Support Coordinator

Annie Zeller has a passion for entrepreneurship and loves to help people take action and move forward with their goals and dreams.

Annie has been living in the Triad for 5 years and thinks of it as her forever home. She loves being a part of this community and helping small businesses and individuals reach their goals. She is excited to be joining the ALT HR team to both contribute to, and learn from, this experience.