Jodie J Cunningham, SPHR SHRM-SCP

Jodie J. Cunningham is the CEO and Talent Optimization Expert with Optimus Talent Partners, LLC and Search Executive and Consultant with Kopplin Kuebler and Wallace. She specializes in workforce analytics, which help organizations get the right people in the right jobs and grow their exceptional talent. Cunningham earned her bachelor’s in communication from Arizona State University, master’s in organizational management from the University of Phoenix and is SPHR and SHRM-SCP certified. Cunningham started her HR career in the hospitality industry, most recently with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She then transitioned into professional sports as the human resources executive with the Los Angeles Rams. Her strategic workforce planning experience is extensive, having lead acquisitions and openings, organizational restructuring, layoffs and downsizing, and market relocation. With her unique background in high-end luxury hospitality, private golf and country clubs, and professional sports, discretion and confidentiality will be exercised with all sensitive information in all aspects of her interactions. Her goal is to provide analysis and training that effectively balances the needs of the organization with the talent it currently employs. She is married to John, who has worked in the private club and golf industry for more than 20 years.