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If what I say resonates with you, it is merely because we are both branches on the same tree.

-  W. B. Yeats


 Mary Jane has been very helpful in writing documents we have needed in our day-to-day operations.  She customized an Employee Handbook for us in 2007, and has been a resource ever since for writing announcements for our employees and letters needed to support some of our employment decisions.  Her writing is professional and effective, and we don’t hesitate to call her when the need arises.
Wayne Roop, Co-Owner
Wytheville Office Supply

“In 2008 and 2009, we applied for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, and needed someone to ‘tell the MTC story’ on paper.    Mary Jane Umberger has helped write various documents for us in the past, so I called her.  She collaborated with me to prepare a document that led us to a regional  finalist for the Award in both years.  Mary Jane knows our organization and was able to help describe the progress we have made and the potential we hold.  We await this year’s decision on the winner selected from the 7 regional finalists.  Thanks, Mary Jane.”   
Tom Hough, President
MTC Manufacturing




If you are looking for seasoned HR professionals to meet your organization’s human resource needs, look no further.  HR Alliance answers the question:  “Who should I call?”  (276) 223-1718.

Mary Jane Umberger, SPHR, is President of HR Alliance, LLC – a human resource consulting firm located in southwestern Virginia, with no geographic boundaries on the clients her company serves. 

HR Alliances acts as an adjunct HR department for companies too small to warrant a dedicated internal HR resource and larger organizations whose internal resources are over-extended. 

As is the case in many business ventures, changes in ownership during Mary Jane’s career in manufacturing provided her with insights into philosophies, management styles, and cultural differences.   Each of these learning experiences provided its own set of challenges, opportunities and rewards . . . and a chance to serve as “a catalyst for positive change.” 

Throughout her career, Mary Jane has been nurtured by rich experiences, given the freedom to exercise her creativity, provided opportunities to collaborate with talented colleagues, and learn from valuable experiences and invaluable mentors, all of which have gifted her with roots and wings. 

She has learned that experience is the best teacher.  Throughout that experience, she considers most valued the relationships developed with others, the creative license she has claimed, and the collaborative partnerships that have kept her grounded in the face of on-going change.
Through HR Alliance, Mary Jane enjoys the opportunity to serve as “a catalyst for positive change.” Members of the firm offer a valuable perspective, skilled HR expertise, and a cost-effective alternative to meeting a company’s human resource needs.

An active participant in her profession and her community, Mary Jane was charter President of a regional human resource professionals group, is a member of the New River Valley Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a national SHRM member, as well. 

She earned her certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) in 1997 and continues the regimen of on-going education required to maintain the highest recognition of the Human Resource Certification Institute.

Mary Jane has held progressively responsible leadership positions in her local Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and St. Paul United Methodist Church.  Mary Jane was a charter member of the Wythe Arts Council and has been involved in fund-raising on behalf of the American Cancer Society, The PLAY Fund (Performances, Learning & Arts for Youth), The Chautauqua Festival, and the Wythe County Historical Society.

The HR Alliance team works diligently to build collaborative relationships with their clients toward the goal of exceeding the expectations of those they serve.  You are invited to contact us, so that we can exchange perspectives and learn how we can best serve you.

580 W. Main St.    
Wytheville, VA   24382
Office:  (276) 223-1718
Cell:      (276) 620-1618


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