Project Manager/Senior HR Advisor
Office: 605-275-4747

Mary Jo’s Background

Mary Jo Vance, SHRM-SCP, has served in the field of human resources for 25 plus years.   She joined The Weston Group in November 2017 as the Project Manager/Senior HR Advisor.  In her role, she provides comprehensive management advice to each of her clients by providing sound advice to their needs.  Prior to The Weston Group she worked at Wells Fargo for 14 years as a Human Resource Consultant/Vice President.  She also has several years of experience in Health Care and Manufacturing.  During that time, she has been involved with employee and labor relations, leadership development, performance management and coaching, recruiting and workforce planning.  Mary Jo graduated from the University of Sioux Falls and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Behavior and Management. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SHRM-SCP).

Mary Jo has been active with the local Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter and served on the Board from 1999 to 2006.  She was awarded the Sioux Empire SHRM Professional of the Year in 2007.   Mary JO was instrumentally in forming the first local Student Chapter in 2005.  She also served as the co-chair for the Sioux Falls Diversity Conference from 2013 to 2016 which brought together business owners, managers and human resource professionals to discuss the importance of diversity in the workplace/community.  Other volunteer activities include teaching Junior Achievement for the past 5 years and mentoring a student in the USucceed Program for 4 years.

Personal Information

Mary Jo has lived in the Sioux Falls area her whole life.  She is married and has 2 grown daughters.  They have a lake place and enjoy boating every summer.  She enjoys traveling to warm places in the winter.

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