About Us
About Us

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.

SHRM-KC continues to grow with over 700 active members within the Greater Kansas City area.  Members enjoy benefits such as educational programs featuring top local and national speakers; seminars; webinars; and online membership roster just to name a few.

SHRM-KC proudly publishes the annual Wage and Benefits Survey. This survey, published for over 40+ years, is the only survey of its kind to provide data on the Greater Kansas City metro area. 

We hope as you journey through this site, you will find useful and valuable information. Welcome, and enjoy your visit! 

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 and those supporting the industry.  

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SHRM of Greater Kansas City was established in 1952, and has flourished over the years due to many strong leaders.  

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Membership - This committee focuses on the recruitment of new members, retention of current members, and the planning of networking opportunities. Each month, the committee hosts a "New Member Orientation" prior to each lunche (11:00 - 11:20 am) at the Grand Street Cafe.  The committee meets on a regular basis. For more information or to become involved, contact Renee Elliott or Nicole Miller

 College Relations - This committee works with our local SHRM-KC student chapters and student members to prepare them for a future career in the human resources.  Roundtables with experienced human resource professionals are held twice per year.  Discounted dues are also avallable for student members.  For more information or to become involved, contact Scott Chase.

 SHRM Foundation - This committee plans fundraising events for the SHRM Foundation and also activities in the local community where SHRM-KC members can make an impact!  The SHRM Foundation is committed to elevating and empowering HR as a social force through its innovative solutions to workplace inclusion challenges, programming designed to inspire and empower the next generation of HR leaders, and awarding scholarships and professional development grants to educate and develop students and HR professionals.  Click HERE to learn more about the SHRM Foundation.  For more information or to become involved, contact Jill Crutchfield.

Emerging Professionals - Our Emerging Professionals group supports professionals new to the human resources field with networking opportunities and a mentoring program. Please contact Kristie Lyons for more information.  

 Social Media & Communications - This committee works to coordinate the marketing of our various programs through social media outlets, and electronic communications. The group will engage with our membership using tools such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. For more information or to become involved, 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.  "D&I Dish" and "D&I Dialogues" are scheduled periodically throughout the year.  For more information or to become involved, contact Ricky Walker.

Workforce Readiness - This committee works within the community, and with employers, to provide worker training and development opportunities to maintain a skilled workforce.  The committee is also focused on removing barriers that may prevent qualified workers from being fully considered for jobs.  The committee plans activities around Missouri SHRM's HR Day of Service and SHRM initiatives at the national level.   For more information or to become involved, contact Monique Todd 

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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Lori McCombs, Executive Director

10801 Mastin Blvd., Ste. 740

Overland Park, KS 66210

(816) 832-7815