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Episode 16: Anti-Discrimination Laws - Mary Lynn Fayoumi

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Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE, speaks with Mary Lynn Fayoumi CAE, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP of HR Source on new Illinois anti-discrimination laws.

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  • Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Mary Lynn Fayoumi, CAE, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP is the President and CEO of HR Source. She is a highly respected and sought after speaker, trainer and advisor and is an accepted authority on a variety of organizational issues including workplace culture, employment trends, people management and leadership. Countless organizations have benefited from her expertise during her twenty plus years at the association.

    Mary Lynn is a prolific writer, quoted and published regularly in a variety of local and national publications. She is a Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association Forum of Chicagoland as well as the Employer Associations of America and also previously served on the Board of the National Association of Manufacturers. Mary Lynn is currently an Advisory Board Member of the Community Memorial Foundation and Family Shelter Service.

    Mary Lynn is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Industrial Relations/Human Resources. She also holds an MBA in International Management with Honors from the Thunderbird School of Management.

  • Michelle Mason, FASAE, CAE

    President and CEO, Association Forum

    Michelle Mason is the President and CEO of Association Forum. Association Forum is the “association of associations” in Chicago. Founded in 1916, it has nearly 4,000 members. Prior to Association Forum, Michelle served as a managing director at the American Society for Quality (ASQ). In this role, she concentrated on business development, membership, component relations, innovation, advocacy, social responsibility, and process improvement efforts. Prior to she was Vice President of Strategic and Future Focused Research at the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE).