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Meeting of October 20, 2010 - Employer Use of Credit History as a Screening Tool

Christine V. Walters, MAS, JD, SPHR

Ms. Walters has nearly 25 years combined experience in human resources administration, management, employment law practice and teaching. She has been engaged as an expert witness, testified before U.S. Congressional and state legislative committees and federal administrative agencies. Ms. Walters has been interviewed and quoted in a variety of media including television, radio and print media.

Throughout her career, Ms. Walters has been honored with awards and accolades including:

  • Small Business of the Year Award – B/W Corridor Chamber of Commerce, April 2010
  • Nominee – Daily Record’s “Leadership in Law” Award, 2009
  • Finalist – Maryland Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award, 2009
  • President’s Award – B/W Corridor Chamber of Commerce, 2003
  • Capitol Award - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 2002
  • Outstanding Leadership Award – American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration, (ASHHRA), 1997
  • Best Practices Award – ASHHRA, 1996

Ms. Walters has presented at national, regional and state conferences across the country with better-than-average ratings including for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Employment Management Association (EMA), the American Physical Therapy Association, College and University Personnel Association, Credit Union National Association and more.

Today, Ms. Walters serves as an independent consultant doing business as FiveL Company, Helping Leaders Limit Their Liability by Learning the LawSM providing proactive guidance, training programs, education, and counsel on employment and human resource issues, policies, procedures, and practices for clients across the country and in a variety of industries. She was also an adjunct faculty member of the Johns Hopkins University teaching a variety of courses in the graduate, undergraduate and certification level programs from 1999 through 2006.

Ms. Walters demonstrates her commitment to supporting and advancing the needs and interests of the business community and HR profession by serving in a variety of volunteer leadership roles including:

  • Secretary - Maryland SHRM State Council
  • Executive and HR Committees - Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
  • President, Carroll County SHRM
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member – Thompson Publishing’s FMLA & FLSA Handbooks
  • Board Member – Maryland Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member - Hunt Valley Business Forum
  • Advisory Board Member – McDaniel College, Graduate Program in Human Resources
  • Member - Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member – B/W Corridor Chamber of Commerce
  • Member - National Coalition to Protect Family Leave

Ms. Walters is licensed to practice law in the state of Maryland.