Heather Knutson, Senior HR Consultant/Staff Attorney. Heather provides HR compliance services to HEC’s member companies. She joined HEC after more than 8 years in private legal practice advising and advocating on behalf of Hawaii employers with the Torkildson, Katz et al. law firm. Heather has extensive experience counseling companies on human resource matters, providing training on employment law subjects, drafting and revising employee handbooks, and representing companies in litigation and alternative dispute resolution of federal and state discrimination, harassment, disability, whistleblower, labor and other claims.
Heather received her undergraduate degree from New College of Florida, and her J.D., magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School. She has served on the Board of Directors of SHRM Hawaii for seven years and has also served as President of the Board in the past.