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Merrick P. Dresnin, JD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - Educated in the law, Merrick transferred that skill-set into Human Resources, and has been an HR Executive for over 20 years. He currently consults full-time providing both strategic and tactical human capital management guidance to his clients.  

Merrick opened and assisted in the successful operating of the highest-profile hotel in the country -- Trump International Hotel, Washington, DC.  Prior to that, he served as the Vice President of Human Resources at United Service Companies, where he had partnered with key business leaders to reshape the “people management” approach of the organization.  In 2011, as Vice President of Human Resources, he helped orchestrate the successful opening of Rivers Casino. Prior to Rivers, he led the HR team at the Hyatt Regency Chicago through a time of labor unrest and challenge. He had previously led HR at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, a California hotel/gaming destination, opening that property.

Merrick earned his BA from UC Santa Barbara – double majoring in history and anthropology. He earned his JD from American University (Washington College of Law).  Merrick has his Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification, and has taught/advised at Kendall College, DePaul University, and Georgetown.

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