Debi Pettit Earns SHRM Senior Certified Professional Designation

CITEC Business Solutions is pleased to announce the certification of Business Advisor Debi L. Pettit by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) at the level of Senior Certified Professional (SCP).

The SHRM certification was developed over the past four years to be the globally recognized standard of excellence for professionals in the HR field. SHRM began offering the certifications in January 2015 for HR professionals already accredited by the HR Certification Institute – through which, Debi is presently recognized as a Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Debi joined CITEC in 2010 as a Business Advisor who specializes in providing HR expertise to a wide variety of firms located across the North Country region. Her services range from supervisory and leadership development programs to serving as a temporary HR professional for start-up businesses and larger Canadian-based manufacturers who need to make sure they adhere to New York State and U.S. labor requirements.

CITEC’s experts provide highly-tailored, impact-driven assistance to businesses located across the North Country so that they can create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. CITEC is part of a nationwide and New York State network that provides world-class assistance to small- and medium-sized firms under the Department of Commerce’s NIST-MEP and Empire State Development’s Regional Technology Development Center programs.

In addition to her HR certifications, Debi is certified in Prosci Change Management processes, holds a White Belt and is a Green Belt-candidate in Lean process improvement.  She serves on the North Country Empire State STEM Hub, is a founding member of the Association of Change Management Professionals, and is the principal founder of the North Country Human Resources Consortium.  She specializes in using her expertise in human resources, employee training and leadership coaching to help address each company’s unique needs to connect the dots that connects employees.

Prior to joining CITEC, Debi served as the HR Director for Schonbek Worldwide Lighting (Swarovski), Plattsburgh; HR Director for Salerno Plastics Corporation in Plattsburgh; HR Manager for BBA Nonwovens in Lewisburg, PA; and, HR Manager for International Paper in Tennessee.

She serves the North Country from her CITEC office in Plattsburgh – the community she also calls homes, with husband Michael Pettit, plant manager at Plattsburgh’s Pactiv facility.

For more information on CITEC and to connect with Debi, visit or call the Plattsburgh office at 518-907-4481.