MEGAN LAVELLE TRAINOR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
BA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication
Compliance, Training, and Transactions Analyst -Faegre Baker Daniels, Indianapolis, IN
Megan Lavelle Trainor has pursued a career in human resources since graduating from Purdue. She recently transitioned to a new role at Faegre Baker Daniels, a full service law firm providing business solutions to local, national and international organizations from 13 locations in the United States, U.K. and China. Her role at Faegre Baker Daniels includes working with the Labor and Employment Practice Group focusing on employment law at the state and local levels including analysis, organizing an easy-access database, providing legal updates, and training.
Prior to Faegre Baker Daniels, Megan served as the director of human resources for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), the largest property/ casualty insurance trade association in the U.S. During her 18 years at NAMIC, she managed employee relations, recruitment, performance management, compensation, and benefits. She also served as the plan administrator for the organization's multiple-employer 401(k) plan. NAMIC was selected as one of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, multiple times, based on a combination of anonymous employee surveys about working conditions, benefits offerings, and compensation practices.
Lavelle Trainor worked for property/casualty insurance companies prior to NAMIC where she performed human resource generalist activities as well as college recruitment. She oversaw rotational training programs for recent college graduates, as well as organizing and overseeing internship programs. She also served as an in-house arbitrator for employee grievances at the Indiana Department of Transportation early in her career.
Megan holds the Senior Certified Professional in Human Resource designation from the Society for Human resource Management.
While at Purdue, Megan had her first interviewing course, which led to her initial interest in human resources. She also had opportunities to interview many students for positions on the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation during her three years with the organization -as well as learning to motivate others and reslove conflict, which cemented her interest in HR work. She held several positions with Grand Prix including being a workder bee, junior board, and senior board member. Besides being fun and rewarding, this extracurricular activity was considered relevant HR and leadership experience and helped her secure her first "real" job in human resources.
Megan resides in Fishers, Indiana.