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Valerie Mercer

valerieValerie Mercer is Director of HR and Career Services at Career Management Associates (CMA), where she provides corporate clients with HR Services and individuals with Career Coaching. Prior to joining CMA, Valerie worked in Human Resources Management in the retail, media, forestry and manufacturing industries, in both Canada and the United States. Valerie has provided strategic and operational HR expertise to senior management teams for almost 20 years including 5 years with Hancock Lumber, and 10 years with Irving Forest Products.

Her interest in organizational development resulted in the implementation of many new Human Resource initiatives related to compensation, performance management, recruiting, retention, and training. She has also supported site-wide and multi-location process improvement projects utilizing lean and six-sigma methodologies. Prior to her career in HR, Valerie worked as a Forester and Environmental Planner where her roles focused on education for the general public and woodlot owners regarding sustainable forest management. Valerie holds a BS in Forestry & Environmental Management and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

She is a member of the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine and the national Society of Human Resource Management. Animal enthusiast and former dog trainer and competitor, Valerie likes to travel and enjoys outdoor adventure. Valerie supports and is actively engaged in dog rescue as a volunteer with Almost Home Rescue.


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Kevin M. Healey

Kennebec Savings Bank has used many services provided by CMA. Executive recruitment, career counseling for employees, AAP support and Human Resources consultation. I am pleased with the quality of their work and I don’t hesitate to recommend their services to other HR professionals. CMA is Maine’s “home Town” team when it comes to providing professional HR services.

David Pease

CMA is my go to HR advisor when we need extra hands, eyes or minds to work on an employment related situation or project. I work with CMA in a highly collaborative partnership – we look at our organization’s vision and strategic plan, create a plan that is aligned and customized. I trust the team and am very satisfied with the work and results!

Allison Briggs

CMA is a fabulous trainer: knowledgeable, energetic, and practical! They delivered communication skills training to 30 of our hotel department managers, and the feedback we received was terrific. We certainly will request them back again.

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