Catherine Barnes

Director of Human Resources

(865) 292-1136

Catherine Barnes is the Human Resources Director for Shafer Insurance Agency and Shafer HR Solutions. She provides guidance to clients in the areas of wage and hour compliance, policy and handbook development and review, employee relations, performance management, staffing management, compensation management, and ERISA compliance.

Catherine has over twenty-two (22) years of Human Resources experience in automotive and in chemical manufacturing, in distribution, and in the financial services industries. She is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Professional in Human Resources – California (PHRca) and a Society for Human Resources Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She graduated from Ball State University with honors and holds Bachelor of Science Degrees in Human Resource Management and in Corporate Finance and an MBA.

Catherine has been a member of the Tennessee Valley Human Resources Association (TVHRA) since 2005 and has served on the Board or in other leadership positions for twelve (12) years. Currently, she serves as the President for TVHRA. She has been an active member of SHRM for almost twenty (20) years. In 2015, she was awarded the Human Resources Professional Excellence Award by the Tennessee SHRM State Council.