GREENSBORO, N.C.– Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, has announced that the firm is a ruby sponsor for the 2013 NC SHRM State Conference and Council Meeting, scheduled to run from Monday, Sept. 30 through Wednesday, Oct. 2 at the Benton Convention Center located at 301 W. 5th St. in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The NC SHRM State Conference and State Council Meeting offers informative human resources programs to assist human resources professionals with strategy, motivation, advocacy, relationships and technology. The theme for this year’s conference is S.M.A.R.T. – Strategy, Motivation, Advocacy, Relationship and Technology. The event’s keynote speakers include Steve Reinemund, dean of business at Wake Forest University and former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, as well as Dr. Deborah Ashton, vice president and chief diversity officer of Novant Health.

Hill, Chesson & Woody will be sponsoring HR strategy programs and presentations at the conference. Additionally, HCW will host a cocktail party at the Winston-Salem Marriott at 425 N. Cherry St. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit

“The 2013 NC SHRM State Conference and Council Meeting is a great opportunity for HR practitioners to learn and develop their expertise in the field,” said Todd Yates, HCW managing partner. “Hill, Chesson & Woody is proud to partner with leaders of NC SHRM to promote their efforts in enhancing the human resources profession.”