Professional Bio

Keith Wheeler, President & CHRO


Keith Wheeler brings over 25 years of human resource management and leadership experience with a strong concentration as a HR Generalist. Prior to starting HR Resources of the Carolinas, LLC in 2016, he served as the head of HR Consulting for Benefit Controls Companies since 2005. Keith has also served as head of human resources for a food-service franchisee with over 1,000 employees in multiple states. His additional experiences include serving as VP of HR Operations for a national healthcare alliance organization with over 1,500 employees; experience in the entertainment industry as Sr. Director of HR & Labor Relations in New York City for an internationally known venue; and in the retail industry as Director of HR for a national retailer with 475 locations, multiple distribution centers, and over 4,000 employees. He is an honors graduate of Winthrop University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Keith is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute and as a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) through the Society of Human Resource Management. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on a variety of human resource topics important to employers in various industries and organizations. 

Professional: Certified Senior Human Resource Professional (SPHR), Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI); 1998 – present

SHRM-Senior Certified Professional, Society for Human Resource Management; 2015 – present

Education:  Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (With Honors)

Winthrop University


Previous Speaking Engagements


NECA Safety Professionals Conference 2019

The Relationship Between HR & Safety/Risk Management 

Union County HR Association 2019

Policy & Culture: How to Build an Effective Anti-Harassment Policy

NECA Safety Professionals Conference 2018

Employee Safety & Employee Wellness: The Corner of Success & Happiness

Mooresville Area Employer's Association 2017

An Employer's Nightmare: Hiring & Retention

NECA Safety Professionals Conference 2017

An Employer's Nightmare: Hiring, Retention, and Turnover

Webinar - USI Insurance Services 2016

The Importance of HR Data Analytics