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Aim Statement

The TAO SWV People Community aims to provide resources for an individual’s professional development and an organization’s development of people operations as it evolves. Quarterly events will provide a supportive space to learn and grow through candid, professional conversations, peer-to-peer discussions, and mentorship opportunities.

Community Co-Chairs


Missy Matella

Employment Attorney

Watkinson Laird Rubenstein

SWV Celeste Peterson

Celeste Peterson

Director of People Operations

Palo Alto Software


Celeste Marshall


Reynolds Electric

What Makes Us Different?

The group is focused on: 

  • Resources
    • Workplace Culture
    • People Management and Operations discussions
    • Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging
    • Talent Pipeline
    • Compliance Obligations
  • Community
    • Providing a space for individuals with similar roles and interests to meet and collaborate, where they feel comfortable being vulnerable, open, and honest
    • Networking across the state and Southern Willamette Valley

Who Should Participate?

Individuals working in all things people operations:

  • Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition/Recruitment
  • Talent Retention & Professional Development
  • Community/Workplace Experience
    • Culture & Engagement
    • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

Want to get involved?

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