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.  

Read More
Past Presidents

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

Read More
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!

At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos dolores et quas molestias excepturi sint occaecati cupiditate non provident, similique sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollitia animi, id est laborum et dolorum fuga. Et harum quidem rerum facilis est et expedita distinctio.

Nam libero tempore, cum soluta nobis est eligendi optio cumque nihil impedit quo minus id quod maxime placeat facere possimus, omnis voluptas assumenda est, omnis dolor repellendus. Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet ut et voluptates repudiandae sint et molestiae non recusandae. Itaque earum rerum hic tenetur a sapiente delectus, ut aut reiciendis voluptatibus maiores alias consequatur aut perferendis doloribus asperiores repellat.

Follow Us

Contact Us

Lori McCombs, Executive Director

10801 Mastin Blvd., Ste. 740

Overland Park, KS 66210

(816) 832-7815