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July Lunch & Learn
Drago's Seafood Restaurant
1005 E County Line Rd
Jackson, MS 39211
United States

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Lunch and Learn


Join us on July 14th from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at Drago's Seafood Restaurant in Jackson to hear from Shondra M. Kines, SHRM-CP and Jason Marsh on "The Push and Pull: Returning to the Office or Embracing Remote Offices".

Whether you have made this decision or not, you may feel the need to understand more about the changed expectations of workspace and personal space while in the office. Join these two Human Resource Professionals as they help us navigate changed workspaces, learn what attributes make someone a reliable remote worker and some legal aspects of both working remotely or in an office setting.


Shondra M. Kines, SHRM-CP, Director, Human Resources
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company

Shonda Kines is an experienced human resource professional for the largest life insurance company domiciled in Mississippi. She has 20 + years of experience in compensation program design, employee benefits, performance management, employee relations and recruitment. She has served as a consultant and designed pay systems for other organizations in Mississippi as well as provided training in employment law, diversity and leadership. In her current role, she is responsible for all aspects of the company’s compensation program, employee benefits administration, payroll and recruiting.

Shonda completed her Masters at Mississippi College and her Bachelors at Mississippi State University. She is a Certified Professional in Compensation, Certified Professional in Benefits and Certified Professional in Human Resources. She has also earned the Fellow, Life Management Institute Designation.

Shonda has served on the Executive Board of the Capital Area Human Resource Association in the roles of Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President, President-Elect, President and Past President. She has also served on the Executive Board of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers and earned the Outstanding Employer of the Year Award from that organization. Shonda is currently the Director-Elect for the Mississippi State Council of SHRM. She was also selected as 2017 HR Professional of the year by her peers.



Jason Marsh, Partner

Phelps Dunbar, LLP

Jason practices in the area of labor and employment law with an emphasis on representing public and private employers in defense of discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, hostile work environment and civil rights claims. He also handles EEOC charges and other administrative complaints through the administrative and judicial process.

Jason's practice covers an array of issues that arise in the employment context, including employer compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws, including Section 1981, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act.


  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2008
  • LaGrange College, B.S., Business Management, cum laude, 2005

Register for this event below. This event is IN PERSON ONLY. We will not have a virtual option for this luncheon. 

  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

  Drago's Seafood Restaurant, 1005 East County Line Road

  Lunch & Learn, July 14, 2021