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Meet the Team

 

Andie Gordman

Senior Consultant

Andie sees the value in people, which is why she enjoys her job so much! It is her belief that people are the most important asset to any organization.

Andie sees the value in people, which is why she enjoys her job so much! It is her belief that people are the most important asset to any organization. Over the last 25 years, Andie has specialized in helping clients and their organizations move forward by providing human resource strategy development and tactical execution.

Andie provides support to clients through her expertise in human resource and compensation management.  Her wide range of experience allows her to help clients see how the human resource function fits within the organization. Some of her areas of focus include human resource department assessments, recruiting and selection, employee handbook and policy development and compensation analysis.

She provides clients with practical advice on how to create a human resource function to support the mission and vision of an organization. Andie’s previous executive level roles allowed her to learn about the success factors of many industries. She appreciates SilverStone Group’s dedication to the community and recognizes our care and concern for employees.

Andie is a member of the Human Resources Association of the Midlands, the Society for Human Resource Management and World at Work.

As an active community volunteer, Andie is currently the President of the Board of Trustees of Temple Israel, a member of the Board of Directors of the Tri-Faith Initiative and the Certification Director for HR Nebraska. She is a graduate of the Greater Omaha Chamber’s Leadership Omaha Class 38.

Andie isn’t all work and no play – she loves to travel. She and her family are always planning their next adventure.

Contact Information
e-mail: agordman@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5624  |  fax: 402.963.4083

Professional Designations

  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
  • SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP)
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

Education
Bachelor of Arts  |  Organizational Communication
Creighton University  |  Omaha, NE

Ashley Thomalla

Senior Consultant

Whether she’s taking care of her family, running, working in her garden or enjoying a Husker sporting event, Ashley likes keeping busy. This fast-paced life keeps her on her toes and helps her stay prepared for what the consulting industry brings her way!

Whether she’s taking care of her family, running, working in her garden or enjoying a Husker sporting event, Ashley likes keeping busy. This fast-paced life keeps her on her toes and helps her stay prepared for what the consulting industry brings her way!

As a Senior Consultant for the HR Consulting Team, Ashley is dedicated to meeting client needs and helping them see the big picture in their organization. Her background in industrial/organizational psychology, coupled with her common sense approach and ability to balance science and practice, prove to be crucial in her work as a consultant. Ashley brings her outside perspective to help numerous clients, including those in financial services, healthcare, non-profits and utilities.

Ashley has experience in analyzing and documenting jobs, which serve as the foundation of many key organizational functions such as hiring, training, compensating employees and managing their performance. Her experience includes work environment scans and audits as well as organizational design and selection projects. On a regular basis, Ashley conducts research and analyzes data to answer questions and examines best practices and industry trends to help clients see how their policies and practices compare.

Ashley’s education and experience in compensating and rewarding employees have helped her to focus clients on the importance of their total rewards strategies. She routinely provides clients with compensation recommendations to help them attract and retain qualified employees. Furthermore, Ashley encourages a pay for performance culture and has helped clients design pay for performance plans to motivate desired employee behaviors that lead to positive organizational outcomes. Her analytical ability, critical-thinking skills and attention to detail prove very useful in helping clients meet their needs.

She is a member of SilverStone Group’s Wellness Activities Group (WAG), the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA), the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELLCOM) and World at Work. Ashley has received WELCOA’s Seven Benchmarks Advanced Level Certification through her work with WAG, a volunteer-led group focused on providing employees with information and resources for improved health and well-being. Ashley’s work as a member of WAG helped SilverStone Group attain WELCOA’s esteemed Platinum Award for 2017-2019.

Contact Information
e-mail: athomalla@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5409  |  fax: 402.963.4083

Professional Designations

  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)
  • Global Remuneration Professional (GRP)
  • WELCOA’s Seven Benchmarks: Advanced Certification

Education
Doctor of Philosophy  |  Industrial / Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska-Omaha  |  Omaha, NE

Master of Arts  |  Industrial / Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska-Omaha  |  Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Arts |  Psychology
University of Nebraska-Lincoln  |  Lincoln, NE

Ariana Orozco

Consultant

Sitting on a patio, sipping coffee and reading a good book might be Ariana’s favorite way to unwind. She deserves to kick back and relax when she is away from the office...

Sitting on a patio, sipping coffee and reading a good book might be Ariana’s favorite way to unwind. She deserves to kick back and relax when she is away from the office, because when she’s here, she’s working hard on solving problems.

As a Consultant, Ariana helps clients address a variety of HR challenges, including regulatory compliance, employee handbook reviews, job descriptions and policy development, candidate selection, interview processes and compensation analysis. She also partners with clients to ensure policies and procedures are compliant and follow current best practices. She evaluates compensation data and conducts research on best practices and trends regarding policy updates and changes. Ariana enjoys the variety in her job and the ability to work on different projects every day.

To further her professional development, Ariana is working on her Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Human Resource Management at the University of Nebraska Omaha. She completed her Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification in 2018. She is an active member of the Human Resources Association of the Midlands (HRAM), the UNO Young Alumni Academy – Class of 2018 and the SilverStone Young Professionals group, where she serves as the Professional Development Co-Chair.

Contact Information
e-mail: aorozco@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5671  |  fax: 402.963.4083

Professional Designations

  • SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Human Resources Management & General Management
University of Nebraska  |  Omaha, NE

Carolina Gallegos

Consulting Associate

Compliant, competitive and carefree – that’s how Carolina wants every client to feel after working with our HR Consulting Team. As a Consulting Associate, she gets to help her team with a variety of projects.

Compliant, competitive and carefree – that’s how Carolina wants every client to feel after working with our HR Consulting Team. As a Consulting Associate, she gets to help her team with a variety of projects. She primarily works on compensation analyses, compliance reports, employee handbook reviews and ongoing research on HR best practices and resources.

Carolina enjoys getting to know her clients and understanding their organizational structures. She also enjoys being part of a team that is committed to helping each other succeed. She is eager to assist however she can and hopefully take the weight off someone else’s shoulders.

Whether it’s work-related or not, Carolina likes to stay busy. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Professional Studies. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Association of the Midlands (HRAM). Additionally, she is an active member of our SilverStone Young Professionals Group. When she gets the chance, she likes to hit the road and travel to new places (and sometimes familiar places, like back to see her family in Kansas). Near or far, we know Carolina is going places!

Contact Information
e-mail: cgallegos@ssgi.com |  phone: 402.964.5745  |  fax: 402.963.4083

Professional Designations

  • SHRM Certified Professional  (SHRM-CP)

Education
Bachelor of Business Administration  |  Management
Fort Hays State University  |  Hays, KS