Shields Meneley Partners’ M. Bernadette Patton, CAE wrote an insightful piece about what executives should do following an unexpected career transition for AssociationsNOW, the leading news source for association professionals. In her guest article, 5 Tips for Navigating an Unplanned Career Transition, Patton writes: “No matter what the reason is for your departure, there are several do’s and don’ts to ensure a successful career transition to your next professional chapter.”
Patton, an iconic HR and trade association veteran, was hired by Shields Meneley Partners as a partner to lead the firm’s new business development endeavors in August. She also spent the last 17 years as the president and chief executive officer of the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, (HRMAC) the premier resource for advancing workforce strategy and leadership.
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