The Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Kansas City, Inc. (SHRM-KC) is a professional association dedicated to the advancement and support of the human resource profession. An affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), SHRM-KC has long been recognized as one of the largest and oldest chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management. SHRM-KC began in 1953 as the Personnel Management Association (PMA). In 1954, PMA was chartered with ASPA (American Society of Personnel Administration) now known as SHRM. PMA was the fifth chapter chartered in the United States.
Who We Are
SHRM of Greater Kansas City promotes excellence in Human Resource Management Practices through education, advocacy, and leadership development.
SHRM of Greater Kansas City will be the premier HR Association in Greater Kansas City.
SHRM of Greater Kansas City is a non-profit 501(c)6 trade association for human resource professionals.
SHRM of Greater Kansas City was established in 1952, and has flourished over the years due to many strong leaders.
Join a Committee
Membership - This committee focuses on the recruitment of new members, retention of current members, and the planning of networking opportunities. The group meets on a regular basis. For more information, contact Renee Elliott or Jill Crutchfield.
College Relations/Workforce Readiness - This committee works with our local SHRM-KC student chapters and student members to prepare them for a future in the human resources profession. They also work to assist and transition individuals into the workforce. For more information, contact Kristie Lyons.
SHRM Foundation & Community Service - This committee plans fundraising events for the SHRM Foundation and also activities in the local community where SHRM-KC members can make an impact! For more information, contact Jan White.
Marketing & Communications - This committee will coordinate the marketing of our various programs and member communications. The group will engage with our membership using tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. For more information, contact Tom Bachmann.
Diversity & Inclusion – This committee will assist in the development of programming related to Diversity & Inclusion topics, as well as provide general support to our membership in these areas of focus. For more information, contact Amy Leslie.
If you are interested in joining a committee or want to volunteer in other ways, email us and we’ll get you connected!
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