Laurie Carantit
Director of Operations


Laurie manages the HRIP Certification Program, contract administration, vendor liaison relations for the operations of the association, supporting the Executive Director with committee responsibilities and continuing to be a bridge between marketing and email distribution and facilitating initiatives across all IHRIM staff.

She has been working for IHRIM since February 2006. During this time she has worked in many roles including serving as the chapter liaison to staff, marketing coordination, social media & press relations, managing marketing trade agreements, planning annual conference, administering the HRIP certification program and supporting staff as needed on a variety of projects.

Laurie’s background includes customer service, desktop publishing and administrative roles in the financial industry. She has worked for INVESCO Funds Group, Inc. and Aurora Loan Services, A Lehman Brothers Company prior to joining IHRIM.

Laurie holds a B.A., in Sociology from Keene State College. Originally from Maine, Laurie has been living and working in the Denver, Colorado area for the past 16 years. She has two children and is an active volunteer with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Megan Tanner
Member Services


Megan handles Member Services for IHRIM, works with the new IHRIM community initiative and supports the general operations of IHRIM.

Megan has been working with our IHRIM affiliates for a number of years. She has worked with IHRIM Atlanta since 2009 as their administrator handling their memberships and communications, helping with meeting logistics and supporting their board of directors. Megan joined LEHRN in 2013 in a similar capacity as well as keeping their website updated and helping to plan their annual HR Tech Expo.

Megan’s background includes working for United Parcel Service in their Marketing and National Accounts departments. In addition, she worked for Leica Geosystems in Human Resources and helped transition their HR function from Canada to the United States.

Megan graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Psychology. Originally from New York, Megan has lived in Metro Atlanta since her childhood. She is married with two children and is active in her church and community.

Workforce Solutions Review Staff

Tom Faulkner


Tom Faulkner is publisher of IHRIM's publication, Workforce Solutions Review, a position he has held since 1989.

Tom is also CEO and managing director of Futura Publishing, a 10-year old firm that specializes in publishing books and magazines, print and/or digital, for trade and professional associations. Previously, he was president and CEO of Rector-Duncan & Associates, Inc., a firm founded in 1970 in Austin.The firm’s services included full service marketing, public relations, publishing and association management.

Tom majored in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, has worked for several leading newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle, and is a Vietnam veteran.