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Shantelle Kane

Senior Recruitment Partner, Lucas James Talent Partner

Speaker Bio:

Shantelle Kane is a Senior Recruitment Partner with Lucas James Talent Partners out of Chicago, Illinois. Having 21 years of experience in the recruitment industry, she knows a thing or two about who to hire and how to get hired (and paid what you deserve in the process!)

She took a chance on a start-up company five and a half years ago, as employee number 6, and has helped to scale the organization to 180 employees since beginning her tenure. As an invested shareholder and partner of Lucas James, she leads the Internal Recruitment department and prides herself on hiring the kind of people she would want her brother or her sister to marry. “The rest can be taught”.

She has been featured as an industry expert for Fox Nine News, and Mpls/St. Paul Business Journal. She has led employment workshops through the Saint Cloud Workforce Center, and has been published 4 different times as a subject matter expert in articles related to recruitment industry trends. She serves as a professional mentor through the Jugaard Organization and has served as the Chair for the Saint Cloud Chamber of Commerce College to Career Committee.  She has been on the Board of Directors for Central MN SHRM, and Sartell/Saint Stephen Education Foundation

Out of all of the titles she’s held, the most important and fulfilling role has been being a mom to Avery (16) and Natalie (13). She moonlights at Oak Hill Golf Club, and on the weekends she’s not at the hockey rink or at a dance competition, you can find her driving the beverage cart on the course.  

In 2020, she bought an 83 year old Cape Cod fixer upper, and has been channeling her inner Joanna Gaines (with a garage sale budget) since. She loves to thrift and seeing the transformation of “Graves into Gardens” is one of her greatest joys. Her “girl house” has been her proudest accomplishment to date, and she has loved creating an all-pink haven for her and her daughters.