Sara Bell, CHRO, SHPR, SHRM-SCP

Chief Human Resources Officer

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sbell@blumshapiro.com 860.561.6802 860.726.7702

Associated Expertise

Experience Highlights

As blum’s chief human resource officer, Sara has experience in managing diverse teams while facilitating their contributions to the overall performance of the firm. She works closely with our CEO and executive committee and is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy to support the firm’s growth initiatives.

As a performance-oriented business leader, Sara is often engaged in HR disciplines such as talent acquisition, talent management, employee training and succession planning. She is essential to the firm’s efforts in recruiting, hiring, developing and retaining employees, as well as the successful integration of officers and personnel who join blum due to mergers and acquisitions.

In conjunction with blum’s succession planning efforts, Sara was instrumental in the launch of the firm’s Leadership Development Program, which is designed to help our staff work toward achieving the skills and confidence they need to improve their capabilities—and define clear visions for their careers at blum.

Sara is the head of the firm’s administrative team; she oversees all of the administrative staff and makes sure that policies are in place to ensure that the administrative functions of the firm run smoothly. She was also heavily involved with the planning and redesign of all blum offices throughout New England.

In addition to her HR expertise, Sara is trained in ethical business practices and skilled in relationship management, communication, and global and cultural awareness. She is a member of blum’s Diversity & Inclusion committee, which is dedicated to recognizing and celebrating differences among our employees—as well as recruiting a talented and varied cross-cultural workforce that adds to our dynamic understanding of collaboration and unification.

She is also a member of our Women Who Lead Social Network, which includes a wide range of senior-level blum personnel actively helping to clear advancement barriers for women through guidance, coaching and advocacy—as well as offering honest feedback and advice to all blum employees about how to support the women they work with.

Professional Education
  • Albertus Magnus College - Bachelor of Science in Business Management
Professional Organizations & Activities
  • Quota International - Bristol Chapter

I love how every team I’m part of challenges me—I learn something from them every day. Also, our leadership is people focused. Having the support and the tone from the top allows the HR team to focus on what’s important—our people.

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