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Joan M. Rennekamp

Client Human Resources Consultant
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Joan provides unique insights and helps clients identify the issues and criteria for finding practical solutions.

Joan Rennekamp is a human resources professional with more than 30 years of experience. She works with our lawyers and provides human resources advice and service to clients in a wide variety of areas, including policy development, handbook design, development of compensation philosophy, and policy and performance management assistance and training. She has experience with many organizations, including health care, governmental agencies, for-profit companies, religious organizations, and nonprofit agencies.

Summary of Services

  • Handbook and policy review
  • Leadership of internal investigations
  • Workforce and management training
  • Implementation of internal HR audits
  • Assistance with difficult terminations and layoffs
  • Legally informed advice on implementation of employment laws
  • Development of effective job descriptions for businesses and faith-based organizations
  • Oversight of executive searches and search committee processes
  • Development of misconduct policies and protocols, including behavior guidelines and codes of conduct
  • Advice regarding record retention and personnel file maintenance and protocols for handling internal documents
  • Advice regarding organizational structure
  • Assistance with performance management issues

Personal Approach

Joan provides clients with years of experience and strategic advice to confront complex challenges head-on. She believes a company's reputation depends in no small measure on its employees' satisfaction and commitment. She helps businesses identify and manage their compliance and employment risks. By benefiting from her counseling on preventive strategies, clients have seen the real value Joan brings to the table. She facilitates the tough conversations and is willing to view the issues with an open mind. Clients and partners appreciate her detailed and comprehensive approach to all matters.

Joan is an avid reader and enjoys reading historical novels and literature written by international authors. In her free time, she also enjoys hiking the Colorado trails.

More About Joan M. Rennekamp


  • M.P.A., University of Washington, 1975
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1973
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resource Management, 2000-2015


  • Colorado Springs Human Resource Association CSHRA, Member
  • International Public Management Association IPMAHR, Member
  • Colorado Springs Chapter of SHRM, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management SHRM, Member



  • Speaker, “The Semi-legalization of Marijuana in Colorado - Lessons for Employers,” 2013
  • Speaker, “An HR Architecture for Colorado Charter Schools,” February 2012
  • Speaker, “Bullying and Harassment: A Comprehensive Strategy to Address Intimidating Behavior in the Workplace,” March 2010
  • Speaker, “Personnel Files: HR Best Practices in Recordkeeping,” January 2010
  • Speaker, “Handbooks and Policies,” A RJL Webinar, October 2008
  • Speaker, “Executive Pastor Compensation,” April 2008
  • Speaker, “Internal Investigations - A Model for Small and Large Issues,” April 2008 
  • Speaker, “Improving the Employment Process - Back to the Basics of Selection and Termination,” August 2007
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