Elisa Garn is the VP of Thought Leadership & Brand Marketing for GBS Benefits, a full-service broker based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Elisa’s experience includes more than 15 years in HR, recruiting, and employer brand strategy primarily with small to mid-sized businesses. A true Xennial (the micro generation between Gen X and Millennials), she is often an early adopter with a natural curiosity for all things – Especially people!
Her passion for the HR profession is obvious: She is a member of the Forbes Human Resource Council, has served as the President for Salt Lake SHRM, co-founded DisruptHR SLC, currently serves as the Executive Director for Utah SHRM, and acts as an advisor and member of several business-focused groups. Elisa holds the SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PRC and SHRM Talent Management Specialty Credential certifications. A true believer of the global impact HR can have on creating a better human experience, her career path now focuses on the advocacy and influence for the progression of the HR function within the business environment.
When she’s not exploring one of Utah’s beautiful trails or organizing an impromptu flash mob, she’s busy sewing 80’s throwback costumes for her 8-year-old son and pursuing her journey to find the world’s best cinnamon roll.