Ms.Thurston is a dynamic Human Resources Executive and Consultant with over 10years of experience in the Risk Management, Intelligence, and Human Resources Management arenas. She especially enjoys coaching others through the deeply transformational work of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Thurston is an HR Consultant with CPS HR, where she serves as an HR Strategist in the Recruitment and HR Services division. Prior to joining CPS HR, Thurston served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for Lake Point Advisory Group. Thurston was responsible for building the HR function within the organization as well as the management and oversight of the human resources operations. Through her ability to identify risks, she is credited with not only building a robust HR function but also mitigating over $12million dollars in compliance and employment law violations. Thurston is a subject matter expert in risk management, employee engagement, diversity, equity and inclusion, employee relations and conflict resolution, and state and federal EEO compliance matters. Thurston is also a subject matter expert in transformational employee development. She is highly accomplished in identifying risks, creating strategic partnerships, and successfully working with others to develop professional skills and improve employee effectiveness through training and development.