Message from the President


As we put the Thanksgiving weekend behind us, the end of 2018 is within sight.

For SHRM-Memphis, this year has been one of growth, excitement and challenges that have made our theme for the year, “Growing HR Excellence”, come true.

From our first meeting of the year in January, the tone was set for the excellent and professionally-relevant programming that’s been a hallmark of our chapter for 2018.

Our signature events (HR Awards in February, the March annual Legal Day Conference, and our Inclusive Diversity Conference in October) brought recognition and awareness to our chapter for the excellent initiatives we make possible.

Innovation was also a key concept this year, as we introduced the HR Connect events, which combine social and networking time with hearing from local non-profits as well as HR-related updates, and as we began our new partnership with Junior Achievement of Memphis and the Mid-South, who hosted our Member Orientation at BizTown. We also recognized our members who earned professional certifications at a special event in their honor.

Communication is more important than ever, and SHRM-Memphis didn’t disappoint, reviving our newsletter, enhancing our website and growing our social media platform., and reaching out to new and prospective members with welcoming messages and introductions to our chapter and its leaders.

All of our chapter’s work this year would not have been possible without the support of our tremendous and hard-working board of directors and you, our loyal members.

Thank you all for the year of commitment, dedication and support, and as we get ready to journey into 2019, the best is yet to come!