2013 - 2014 Club Leadership

MSHRA Leadership

President - Joshua Hartung

Joshua studied at Weber State University, and received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in Fall 2011, graduating With Honors. Joshua comes to Utah State University with a variety of criminal justice work experience, including having worked in sworn and non-sworn positions in both the public and private sectors. Before beginning his graduate education, Joshua worked as Nordstrom Loss Prevention for 3 years, most recently as a Loss Prevention Manager in Lenexa, KS. He and his wife, Stephanie, have two children, Ruby and Russell. In his free time, Joshua enjoys fishing, working on cars, performing “handyman” jobs around the house, and visiting state and county fairs. His favorite “Fair Food” is deep fried Oreos, with funnel cakes coming in as a close second. Joshua is also a proud member of the Muscogee (Creek) Indian Nation, and is a strong advocate for increasing professional and ethnic diversity in the MSHR program at USU.

Joshua Hartung

Vice President - Amanda L. Salisbury

Amanda Salisbury received her Bachelor of Science in Integrated Studies from Dixie State in 2011. Her emphases were in Psychology and Human Communications. Amanda was initially attracted to Utah State because her father is an Aggie Alumni. The MSHR program has a great reputation, and HR is a people-focused degree. She hopes to be an advocate for her fellow students in the student association, especially women and minorities. Her favorite thing to do is read Harry Potter while drinking hot chocolate during Christmastime. Her greatest accomplishment has been raising her son Jude and loves every bit of him.

Amanda Salisbury

Committee Chairs

Activities - Dusty Arnold

Graduated in 2012 from BYU Idaho in Sociology. I am originally from East Idaho and plan to move most anywhere in the United States. I have a passion for organizational development and employee relations. Therefore I am pursuing a Masters in both HR and Business Admin. My goal is to be the director of HR for a fortune 500 company someday and live happily ever after with my wife and kids.

Dusty Arnold

Alumni Relations - Kirk Robison

I am from Provo, UT. Graduated from BYU in Psychology and business. I am pursuing the MHR and MBA at USU. I recently married my wife whom I met in Provo. I am currently working on a kickstarter.com project and want to eventually own and operate my own business. I love all sports and any form of competition. I especially love watching college football and basketball.

Kirk Robison

Corporate Relations - Spencer Ryser

Spencer Ryser received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Utah while also receiving a certificate in Human factors. He is now currently pursuing a Masters of Science degree in Human Resources, as well as an MBA at Utah State University. Spencer was born and raised in Sandy Utah, where he also met his wife Emilee. On his time off from school he enjoys boating in the Summer, snowboarding in the winter, and watching college sports.

Spencer Ryser

Learning & Development - Derek Jensen

Graduated from USU with a BS in Human Resource Management. Served as SHRM chapter president at Weber State University where he was able to increase participation. The club was later recognized as having the highest club member percentage to each activity out of all the business clubs at Weber State University. He hopes to help other students learn more about human resources and business and develop them into future leaders.

Derek Jensen


Alan Warnick

Alan Warnick received an M.A. in Organizational Behavior in 1973 and a B.S. in Psychology from Brigham Young University 1971. He joined Utah State in August of 2000 and is the current Executive-in-Residence with the Department of Management and Human Resources. Alan is a senior level human resources executive with broad experience in large, multidivisional and international corporate environments. Previous positions include Chief Human Resources Officer for Enron Chemical and Great Lakes Chemical Corporations, Chief HR Strategy and Change Officer for Enron Operations, Reliant Energy, and consulting positions with Chase Manhattan Bank and American Training...

View Alan Warnick's complete biography in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Faculty and Staff Directory.

Joshua Hartung