With deep talent management skills and broad industry experience, Nancy Ahlrichs strategically connects organizations to FlashPoint’s practice areas. As Strategic Account Manager, Nancy interacts with human resource professionals, executives, and business owners in order to understand their organizational needs. She collaborates with our other team members to develop appropriate consulting solutions and supports prospects throughout the sales process. Nancy remains close to the client delivery process so that she can help organizations continue to realize their strategic business objectives during and long after specific projects finish.
Nancy is a prolific writer and published author. Her numerous articles and guest columns have appeared in print and online business and technical journals, and her books have been featured in Harvard Business Update, Fast Company magazine, Medical Economics, HR Strategy, and a variety of newspapers around the country. She is the author of Igniting Gen B and Gen V: The New Rules of Engagement for Boomers, Veterans and Other Long-term Employees; Manager of Choice: 5 Competencies for Cultivating Top Talent; and Competing for Talent: Key Recruitment and Retention Strategies for Becoming an Employer of Choice. She is also a contributing author for On Staffing, an edited volume released in 2004.
Nancy regularly shares her research and experience through public speaking and has presented to more than 500 audiences and management teams in a variety of industries. TEC Canada named her “American Speaker of the Year” in 2007 for her work with more than 20 CEO peer groups, the late Indiana governor Frank O’Bannon honored her as a Distinguished Hoosier for her service to the state of Indiana, and the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis named her Kiwanian of the Year for 2001–2002.
Prior to joining FlashPoint Nancy served as Vice President of Talent Management and Diversity at the United Way of Central Indiana. Nancy led the organization to win the 2010 Crowning Achievement in Diversity award from Indy SHRM and a 2011 and 2012 Best Places to Work in Indiana award from the Indiana Chamber.
For more than six years Nancy was president of EOC Strategies, LLC, an Indianapolis-based human resource consulting firm specializing in intergenerational communication and management. Prior to that, she used her human resource, organizational development, branding, and marketing experience as the Director of Organizational Evolution and as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for ONEX, Inc. In the mid-1980s she co-founded the largest public relations firm in Orlando, Florida, and later opened the San Diego office of Right Management Consultants, a 300-office international management consulting firm.
Education and Certifications
- Master of Science in anthropology, Purdue University
- Bachelor of Arts in anthropology, Purdue University
- Certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR)
- Certified Diversity Executive (CDE)
Professional and Community Involvement
- Board member of the Indiana Blood Center
- Board advisor and past board member of the Society for Diversity
- Member of the Human Resource Professional Development Association (HRPDA)
- Member of IndySHRM
- Member of the Kiwanis Club of Indianapolis
- Member of the Organization Development (OD) Network
- Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Interesting Facts about Nancy
- When she was growing up, Nancy saw the inside of more classrooms than most! During her elementary, middle, and high school years, she was enrolled in 10 different schools, traveling the country as a self-described Army brat.
- She hasn’t stop traveling and has done so extensively in Asia, Europe, and South America. She hopes to travel to Africa and participate in an archeological dig (which wouldn’t be her first).
- In her spare time, you might find Nancy carefully—patiently—tending to a sometimes complicated family of orchids. Her brood of lovely orchids dots her home and brings her much happiness. Her best piece of advice to giving an orchid a long life: ignore it.
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