Joan M. Rennekamp

Joan M. Rennekamp

Client Human Resources Consultant vCard
719.386.3070 fax
90 South Cascade Avenue
Suite 1100
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Ms. Rennekamp is a human resources professional with more than 30 years of ‎experience. She works with our attorneys and provides human resources ‎advice and service to clients in a wide variety of areas, including policy ‎development, handbook design, development of compensation philosophy, ‎and policy and performance management assistance and training. She has ‎experience with many organizations, including health care, governmental ‎agencies, for-profit companies, religious organizations, and nonprofit ‎agencies.‎

Summary of services 

  • Handbook and policy review
  • Leadership of internal investigations
  • Workforce and management training
  • Implementation of internal HR audits
  • Assistance with difficult terminations and layoffs
  • Legally informed advice on implementation of employment laws
  • Development of effective job descriptions for businesses and faith-based organizations.
  • Oversight of executive searches and search committee processes
  • Development of misconduct policies and protocols, including behavior guidelines and codes of conduct
  • Advice regarding record retention and personnel file maintenance and protocols for handling internal documents.
  • Advice regarding organizational structure
  • Assistance with performance management issues

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Colorado Springs Human Resource Association CSHRA, Member
  • International Public Management Association IPMAHR, Member
  • Colorado Springs Chapter of SHRM, Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management SHRM, Member

Related Events

Past Events
Colorado Springs: Lunch with a Lawyer - November 14, 2017
Best Practices Related to Compliance with Colorado Statutes


  • Speaker, “The Semi-legalization of Marijuana in Colorado - Lessons for Employers,” 2013
  • Speaker, “An HR Architecture for Colorado Charter Schools,” February 2012
  • Speaker, “Bullying and Harassment: A Comprehensive Strategy to Address Intimidating Behavior in the Workplace,” March 2010
  • Speaker, “Personnel Files: HR Best Practices in Recordkeeping,” January 2010
  • Speaker, “Handbooks and Policies,” A RJL Webinar, October 2008
  • Speaker, “Executive Pastor Compensation,” April 2008
  • Speaker, “Internal Investigations - A Model for Small and Large Issues,” April 2008 
  • Speaker, “Improving the Employment Process - Back to the Basics of Selection and Termination,” August 2007

Professional Experience

  • Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP (legacy firm Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP), 1997-Present
  • Sparks, Dix, PC, Human Resource Consultant, 1994-1997
  • Human Resource Management Consulting, Principal, 1988-1994
  • Penrose Healthcare, Director of Human Resource Development, 1981-1986
  • City of Seattle, Assistant to the Director of Personnel, 1980-1981
  • Providence Medical Center, Personnel Supervisor, 1975-1980
  • University of Washington Hospitals, 1974-1975

Other Info


M.P.A., University of Washington, 1975
B.A., University of Washington, 1973
Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), Society for Human Resource Management, 2000 - 2015