Marina A. Galatro, SHRM-CP

human resources coach, HR Services
Paychex
Marina has more than 25 years of HR experience and has provided consultation, effective recommendations and support to companies on a variety of topics such as compensation, compliance, HR management, leave of absence, paid time off, performance management, policy and procedure development, total rewards, and training and development. California leave laws are a particular specialty.

Prior to joining Paychex in September 2018, Marina held a director of talent & rewards role at Willis Towers Watson, a senior-level HR consulting and account management role with a professional employer organization (PEO) and a director of human resources in the sports and entertainment industry.

Marina speaks on numerous HR topics at national conferences such as SHRM and WorldatWork, as well as regional events, local seminars and educational webcasts. She has appeared in several publications—both as an author and subject matter expert.

An active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2009, Marina has met with California state assembly members to discuss pending workplace legislation and how they could affect organizations and the HR profession.

Marina earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in public administration with an emphasis in human resources from San Diego State University. She currently holds the Senior Professional in Human Resources, the Professional in Human Resources – California, and the SHRM Certified Professional certifications. In her spare time, she teaches a PHR/SPHR preparation course at a local California university.