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    The Society for Human Resource Management has more than 575 affiliate chapters both in the United States and abroad, and provide additional programming and networking opportunities in your local area. SHRM chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM at the national level, and vice versa. To learn more about our local chapter, the Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association, contact us at wkhrma@gmail.com.

    OUR MISSION

    Develop a strong network of western Kansas human resource professionals and facilitate their growth so they may add value to the companies they serve. The Chapter is the Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association. We are affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management. We are a professional organization for persons specifically engaged in personnel or human resource management. Designed to further high standards of performance and professionalism among its members. Join us Today!

    WHAT IS WKHRMA?

    The Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association (WKHRMA) is a professional organization for persons specifically engaged in personnel or human resource management. Designed to further high standards of performance and professionalism among its members, WKHRMA is affiliated with the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)

    HISTORY OF WKHRMA

    After attending a KS SHRM conference in 2002, it occurred to me there were no close local chapters in Western Kansas for HR professionals to meet regularly and network. I obtained a list of attendees at the conference and wrote a letter to all who had attended from the Western Kansas area to determine if there was an interest in starting a local chapter. Twenty-five of us from various towns in Western Kansas met at Midwest Energy (Hays, Kansas) to discuss the need for a chapter It was agreed to start the charter process with SHRM. It took a couple months, but in December of 2002 we received our charter. Western Kansas Human Resource Management Association (WKHRMA) had its official chapter meeting in January of 2003 in the basement of the old Commerce Bank (Hays, Kansas). And as the saying goes – the rest is history. Linda Miller, WKHRMA’s first Chapter President (2003)

    WKHRMA PRESIDENTS

    2003  Linda Miller
    2004  Tom Zerfas
    2005  Brad Schumacher
    2006  Ed Webb
    2007  Linda Frederick
    2008  Chris Burger
    2009  Phyllis LaShell
    2010  Cathy McKinley
    2011  Camber Borland
    2012  Phyllis LaShell
    2013  Erin Giebler
    2014  Jordan Kroeger
    2015  Steve Stults
    2016  Sherry Dryden
    2017  Megan Ball
    2018  Erin Giebler