Sunday HR Shout Out: David Manaster


Today’s shout out is for my awesome friend, David Manaster. He is the CEO of ERE Media and is a really great guy. That’s a #fact. Twitter it.

I went to SHRM08 in Chicago and I didn’t know many people. I was about a year into my career as a Human Resources writer/blogger, and I had no idea what I was doing. I wanted people to know me as thoughtful, capable Human Capital expert — but I wanted to build the Punk Rock HR brand.

Hilarious. I was so clueless.

I was sitting in the press room at SHRM08 and David introduced himself. This was our first introduction in the flesh. Manaster smiled, I gave him a hug, and we became instant pals. Look at us. Dorks. At least Manaster is somewhat casual. I’m wearing Ann Taylor — although my shoes were Doc Marten ballet flats.


I’ll be at EREExpo, this coming week, and I’m there because of David Manaster. He is a super guy, and I’ve been introduced to so many amazing professionals because of my association with ERE. David gave me an opportunity to speak at the first Social Recruiting Summit at Google where I was able to introduce my brand and speak to the broader HR/recruiting community. I was asked to chair the last Social Recruiting Summit in November. Then David hired my office spouse, Lance Haun, for a really cool job.

I would do almost anything for David Manaster, and it’s an honor to call him a friend.

I’ll have a few guest posts on Punk Rock HR while I’m at ERE Expo, this week. I’ll be on Twitter and Facebook, too. Feel free to leave a comment to this post and give your own Sunday shout out, too! Anyone deserve some recognition?

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