Amy Bakay, SHRM-SCP, is a self-proclaimed “HR-Geek” and founder of HR NOLA, a New Orleans-based HR Consulting and Outsourcing firm. She started HR NOLA in 2017 after a 20-year career in various HR leadership roles. She identified a necessity in the small business market for tailored Human Resources solutions and retained HR services as the business grew.

Amy’s commitment to the HR profession called her to be an Adjunct Professor for the Master of Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law from Tulane University Law School, where she authored and instructed the course “Managing the Employee Life Cycle”. She is a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resources Management and holds a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi College School of Business.

Amy’s passion for HR extends to her volunteer work where she served on the Board of Directors and as President-Elect of NOLA SHRM in 2019, a local nonprofit with 600+ HR professional members. She is frequently engaged to speak on various panels for Women in Leadership and HR Compliance, and her latest honors include a nomination for the 2018 Woman of the Year by New Orleans City Business, HR Tech Outlook magazine 2018 Top 10 in HR Consulting as well as being voted in the Top Three Woman-Owned Businesses in New Orleans City Business 2019 Reader Rankings and 2019 Women of Influence in New Orleans.