people solutions team

Our People Solutions team brings extensive experience in recruiting, HR management, and organizational development, having served everything from small start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, to major federal government departments.  See more about our People Solutions services here and our Recruitment services here.  


Principal Shawn Miller

Shawn Miller has extensive experience in human resources, recruiting, organizational development, and HR related services in addition to over 10 years’ experience in operations management.  This distinctive combination of people and operational experience uniquely qualifies Shawn to serve Morrison clients’ “people” needs with both a professional HR background and real-world operational management experience.  He manages Morrison's People Solutions services, including recruiting.  

Shawn became SPHR certified (Society for Human Resources Management) in 2003 and focuses on improving clients’ overall performance and culture with recruitment and behavioral based interviewing, operational management and leadership development, and leadership training.  He holds a bachelor’s degree from Cedarville University, Ohio.

Shawn previously served in Human Resources Manager and Quality & Compliance positions for NIBCO, Inc., advancing to the Administrative Manager position overseeing both human resource and quality and compliance functions.  While at NIBCO (a manufacturer of valves, fittings, and flow control products that operates manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, Mexico, and Poland), Shawn oversaw all non-production related functions at assigned factory locations.  His responsibilities included targeted recruitment, compliance with personnel law and regulations, EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) systems, TQM (Total Quality Management), administration of the Steelworkers Union labor contract, and oversight of a facility closure and the associated union relations.  Shawn implemented STAR (Situation, Task, Actions, and Results) based selection processes, developed and implemented the company’s workplace violence prevention program, and developed and administered bonus structures for personnel at all organizational levels.

In addition, Shawn has held operations or production manager positions at Dometic, an equipment supplier to RV manufacturers, boat builders, vehicle manufacturers, hotels, and retailers; Global Building Products, a US based manufacturer of steel doors and windows for commercial construction; and Dutch Mills, Inc., a manufacturer of high end furniture and cabinetry.  He also founded and operated a manufacturer of high quality furniture, cabinetry, and millwork products.

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Consultant Jesse Converse

Consultant Jesse Converse is part of the Morrison & Company People Team, bringing over 15 years of human resources experience in the areas of talent management, performance management, recruiting, employee relations, and training.  At Morrison, Jesse assists clients in navigating complex employee relations issues, improving performance and talent management processes, recruiting, and implementing standardized processes and best practices. 

Jesse has worked in both the public and private sectors, operating equally as manager and provider of HR services and as a true strategic partner.  Prior to joining Morrison & Company, Jesse served for six years as HR Business Partner and HR Manager for Windstream Communications, a Fortune 500 company based in Little Rock, AR.  There he provided strategic HR services to the wholesale business unit and its leadership team in various states throughout the country.  During his time at Windstream, Jesse partnered with the Wholesale and Enterprise leadership teams to deliver strategic services such as succession planning, employee engagement, culture integration, performance management, reductions in force (RIF), organizational restructure, policy creation, and process improvements.

In addition, Jesse has worked in a variety of HR roles for organizations such as Costco Wholesale, Regions Bank, and the City of Chico.  He currently serves as a Board member for Magna Imperio Systems, a developer of technology for purification and treatment of industrial/commercial wastewater streams and of salt and brackish water based in Houston, TX.

Jesse became PHR certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) in 2009.  He currently holds both the PHR certification as well as the SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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Consultant Carissa Ryström

Consultant Carissa Ryström joined Morrison & Company after several years with the Strategy and Performance Group of SRA International, Inc., a consulting firm with over 5,500 professionals in the United States and Europe.  Carissa was based in the Washington D.C. office.

At Morrison, Carissa helps clients develop higher-functioning businesses and organizations, as well as build stronger leaders and leadership capabilities.  A talented writer who has written everything from corporate and governmental strategy reports to collaborating on a screenplay, Carissa is also an important part of our grants team.

While at SRA International, Carissa worked with clients in a wide array of industries including agribusiness, environmental councils, and governmental agencies.  Her service areas included organizational change management, strategic communications, and program implementation for clients including the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Prior to SRA International, Carissa was Communications & Research Associate with Vertical55, an executive consulting firm, focused on coaching and leadership development.  She is Spanish-English bilingual and has experience in publishing work while previously living in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Carissa holds Bachelor's degrees in International Relations and Affairs and in Spanish Language and Literature from University of Colorado at Boulder.  She is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.  

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Consultant Janae Prentice

Consultant Janae Prentice serves our Morrison clients primarily in our People service line, assisting clients in their recruiting needs. She tailors her talent searches to align not only in filling the immediate vacancy, but in ensuring candidates are a great fit for the company and culture as well. She is a key contributor to Morrison’s distinguished recruiting practice and has talent in recognizing the best candidate for a position and doing so quickly. As a talented recruiter and human resources consultant, Janae ensures every project is completed through a holistic and streamlined process. In the recruiting practice, Janae works closely with job boards and other advertising venues to promote open positions in unique and creative ways, performs reference and background checks, and provides other vital recruiting support.

Janae joined Morrison & Company after several years with State Farm Insurance, a nationwide insurance agency firm. As a customer relations representative, she directly served local rice, almond, walnut, and prune growers, among countless other clients. Among her duties, she performed comprehensive insurance reviews, drafted new policies to determine the best fit for clients’ needs, and extended exceptional value to clients through above and beyond communication and service.

Janae’s key attention to customer service, strong oral and written communication skills, and highly organized and effective processes related to recruiting and human resources benefit her role at Morrison. Janae holds a bachelor's degrees in Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies Literature from California State University, Chico.

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