Business Partners

SHRM STL is pleased to have a Premier Partner, four Key Partners, and many Supporting Partners. We are grateful that these businesses have partnered with us. Not only do they provide financial support for our chapter, but more importantly, each one also provides dedicated volunteers for our organization. Since we are a volunteer-driven networking group, these connections are key to our success.

We hope you will take the time to learn a little more about them below.

Premier Partner

Ogletree Deakins

Ogleetree Deakins is the Premier Partner of SHRM of Greater St. Louis. Ogletree is an international labor and employment law firm with over 950 attorneys in 53 offices around the U.S. and beyond. The attorneys at Ogletree represent employers of all sizes and across many industries, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Their legal work includes traditional labor, employment litigation, workplace safety, immigration, and employee benefits.

In St. Louis, Ogletree has 24 attorneys providing these services. Many have volunteered with SHRM of Greater St. Louis over the years. Jim Paul is a Past President of our Chapter, and currently serves as State Director Elect of SHRM's Missouri State Council. Andrew Metcalf is the Vice President of Administration of our Board of Directors. Both Jim and Andrew have delivered dynamic and well-received educational sessions for our Chapter's conferences and for the Missouri State Council's annual conference. They are also the local organizers for DisruptHR. Many of their colleagues have been SHRM STL members over the years.

Key Partner


Ascentis helps organizations improve their human resources and payroll functions with its industry-leading workforce management solutions and a la carte, full suite human capital management technology platform. Supported by an ongoing commitment to delivering an unsurpassed client-centric service model, Ascentis' recruiting, HRIS, benefits administration, performance and learning management, payroll and workforce management modules work independently or together to meet the needs of each client, wherever they are in the HCM journey. Ascentis is proud to be an annual sponsor for St. Louis SHRM.

With 30+ years of experience and more than 4,700 clients, our sole purpose is to enable mid-market and enterprise level companies to streamline processes to unlock an organization's full potential. Ascentis' combination of technology solutions and expertise provide companies with actionable insights to make smarter decisions to optimize their company's best asset - their people! Click here for more information, or contact Alex Rigazio, Lindsay Brown, or Paul Fels.

McMahon Berger, P.C.

For over half a century, the attorneys at McMahon Berger have exclusively represented management interests in the areas of labor and employment law. As a centrally located firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, we represent public employers, associations and insurance companies of various sizes and industries throughout the country. It is our mission and goal to provide our clients cost-effective representation culminating in favorable results without sacrificing communication or client trust. As one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country, we have carefully selected attorneys from all different backgrounds to best represent our diverse clientele. Accordingly, at McMahon Berger, we leverage our years of experience and expertise to provide our clients the most effective and efficient service possible.


Data-driven insight. Deep expertise. Transformative innovation. Since 1947, Milliman has delivered intelligent solutions to improve health and financial security. Our expert guidance and advanced technology solutions empower leading insurers, healthcare organizations, and employers to protect the health and financial well-being of people everywhere. As the risks to businesses and communities around the world grow increasingly more complex and unpredictable, we can't think of more vital work.

People Solutions Center

People Solutions Center is an HR consulting firm led by our founder, Katie Magoon, with over 20 years of expertise helping businesses inspire and positively influence your people. We are also the exclusive authorized partner of InterviewPath, an affordable, cloud-based software to create custom interview guides in minutes. InterviewPath will simplify, standardize and strengthen your interview process while minimizing risk and improving the candidate experience.

Personal Assistance Services (PAS)

PAS is so much more than simply WHAT we provide. Our success is built on HOW we provide it and WHY. We are Personal Assistance Services (PAS), a premier Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that has been a leader in the field for over three decades. Serving across the country and around the globe, we offer services for the entire spectrum of demographics, all at no cost to employees and their dependents. We also offer performance improvement tools for managers, on-site support following disruptive events at the workplace, and forensic and organizational consultation for management and human resources. All of these services help employees and managers solve problems, navigate challenges and strengthen their work and home life.

Supporting Partner


BeneBloc provides total benefit solutions assistance to clients and brokers through our benefit consulting, benefit administration, and online benefit enrollment services. Through this comprehensive approach, BeneBloc is positioned to assist clients in creating value, education, and superior benefit platforms for employees.

EEO Consulting

At EEO Consulting, we specialize in updating your annual Affirmative Action Program and assisting you with audits by the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Located in St. Louis, MO, we have clients in 25 states from Vermont to California and from Texas to Minnesota. No matter what payroll system, ATS or HRIS you use, we can prepare your AAP.

Strengths University

Most supervisors don't receive the training or support they need. We provide coaching, training, team building, and retreat services, so you and your team can achieve your goals and decrease your stress. We use Gallup's CliftonStrengths talent assessment to help you maximize your talents and discover your authentic leadership style. We use a strengths approach to help you learn critical supervisor skills and implement them by making small meaningful changes to your habits and processes to ensure growth and success.

MOST 529 Education Plan

Missouri's 529 Education plan is a type of investment account you can use for education savings. It comes from Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code, which specifies the plan's tax advantages. Great news, you can add MOST 529 as a voluntary benefit at your company. As the cost of education increases, more employers are adding 529's to their benefits package. Even better news, its FREE! Help your employees, help themselves - add MOST 529 to your benefits package today!


At HooPayz, we work with employers to reduce overall healthcare costs and increase workforce productivity by engaging employees in cost-saving behaviors for their medical, dental, vision and prescription benefits.