The Light-In Group, Inc.’s Shannon Gaffey has recently been featured in the Industry Magazine as HR Director of the Month!
Before she starting working with CEO Jason Markman and The Light-In Team Shannon attended SUNY New Paltz. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Journalism with a Concentration in Public Relations.
Shannon started in the executive management training program in June of 2009. In 2010 she transitioned into the administrative role and has worked on the HR side of the business for the past three years.
Since becoming Human Resources Director she has personally been responsible for coaching and developing five executive managers and numerous HR staff members. “My favorite part of my job is having the opportunity to watch someone start with our company and grow into an executive manager,” said Shannon. “It’s so cool to see that progression.”
Shannon wants to continue to grow the HR side of the company by training new administrators in other markets and promoting new executive team members. “I’m really excited to see how we finish off 2013. So far this year has been great! Our office is filled with some really talented people,” said Shannon. “I’m looking forward to working with the team to expand into new markets. I know this year is going to be big for us!”
The Light-In Group in Westchester, NY recently participated in several activities to help those affected by the recent weather damage and subsequent power outage in the New York and New Jersey area. Although the storm did much more physical damage on the New Jersey shoreline, the area in and around New York City was still impacted and The Light-In Group decided to help out.
The Light-In Group, Inc. President Jason Markman and several other team members made a trip to Staten Island during the weekend after Hurricane Sandy to help distribute food and other necessities to those in need. Even after almost a week without power, many businesses and stores were still closed and the shortage of gas made it difficult to acquire basic needs. “People were cold and anxious to get things back to normal,” said Jason. “It was nice to be able to lend a hand, just as they’d do for us.”
The Light In Group also held a food drive on November 19th to donate to several local pantries and shelters. The event had been planned for some time, but with all of the recent weather activity, the donations were much needed. The Light-In Group is planning on a few more charitable events before the end of the year and any help would be much appreciated!