Megan Lavelle TrainorBA 1984, Brian Lamb School of Communication

Human Resource Director, Lewellyn Technology, Indianapolis, IN

Megan Lavelle Trainor has pursued a career in human resources since graduating from Purdue. She recently transitioned to a new position as human resource director at Lewellyn Technology in Indianapolis after a stint in the Labor and Employment Practice at Faegre Baker Daniels where she focused on employment law.

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. NAMIC was selecteed 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.

Megan holds the Senior Certified Professional in Human Resource designation from the Society for Human Resource Management.

While at Purdue, Megan had her first interviwing 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. 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.

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