HR Mavericks

HR Maverick

Austin Downey, SHRM-CP

Austin Downey, SHRM-CP

Austin is a young professional in Kansas City, MO, with a strong desire to grow his knowledge of all HR functions. Austin has been working in the HR field for 2.5 years and is actively involved in his local SHRM chapter. He currently works as an HR Coordinator at a growing entertainment concept based out of Kansas City called Chicken N Pickle. In his free time, Austin enjoys going out with friends and listening to live music.

What words of advice and encouragement would you give to someone just starting out in HR?

Expand your knowledge of HR laws and don't be afraid to do the "grunt work", as it can be one of the best learning tools in your career.