Sarah Williams, SPHR, is a practicing HR Professional with over 15 years experience in the light industrial and retail industries. She currently works as the Director of Human Resources for SafeStreets USA, an authorized ADT Home Security dealer headquartered outside Raleigh NC. She has Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies with a focus on Organizational Communication and Leadership from the University of Richmond as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Strayer University.
In 2011, Sarah began blogging under the pen name “Buzz Rooney,” a spin on her childhood nickname. In 2013, she made the decision to let the nickname and cartoon avatar go to write and speak under her real name. Her blog, The Buzz on HR, is now 4 years old and has over 2500 readers each month. Sarah has amassed more than 8000 followers on Twitter and, in addition to her own blog, writes as monthly contributor for Performance I Create and IRISxyz. Sarah is also a speaker and part-time consultant on management, leadership and human resources. She has been named to the Top 40 HR Bloggers Under 40, Best HR Practitioner Blogs and the Global Voices of HR lists for 3 years in a row.
When not working or writing, Sarah is planning her 2nd wedding and being a mom/stepmom with 5 children living in Cary NC. She enjoys mindlessly watching television, spending time with friends and family, reading, eating and sleeping.