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    Our Mission

    Our mission is to be the recognized regional leader and voice of Human Resource Management and to provide quality services to our members.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a non-profit, individual membership association for human resource professionals. It was founded in 1948 by a group of human resource professionals who predicted the future complexities of the then emerging profession.

    Today, SHRM serves over 100,000 members. Members have the option of affiliating through a network of over 400 professional or more than 200 student chapters. The largest professional association in the world devoted exclusively to human resource management, SHRM is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, a short distance from the nation's capital.

    Our History

    Celebrating 73 Years

    The Stark County Human Resources Association was formed in 1946.

    From Our President

    Dear Human Resource Colleague,

    Happy New Year!  It is my pleasure to serve you as President.  As a group, we’re committed to providing Human Resource professionals a forum for sharing ideas & best practices, and discussing human resource management topics of importance to our membership.

    Our Vice President, Debbie Poland, is responsible for the programming of the chapter meetings.  She is committed to providing you with speakers that address relevant HR topics.  She is doing an excellent job ensuring that the presentations meet certification requirements in advance of the meetings.

    Terri Fulmer is our Secretary and is responsible for communicating membership meeting information and general correspondence of the chapter.  Kathy Savage is our Treasurer and is responsible for the financial matters of the chapter, such as collecting annual dues and monthly membership meeting fees.  

    Evelyn Hronec is our Membership Director.  Evelyn and the Membership Committee do a great job of greeting members and guests at the monthly membership meetings.  If you know an HR professional that has an interest in learning more about SCHRA membership, please connect them with Evelyn. 

    A special note for Season Pass Holders - Please register for each monthly membership meeting during the normal meeting registration period.  This helps us provide an accurate attendance count for the group.  Thank you in advance. 

    We’re looking forward to another great year.  We welcome your feedback and ideas, and invite you to learn more about opportunities for involvement.  Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any of the leadership team, if we can provide any additional information at any point in time.


    Eric Hajek, SHRM-CP, PHR                                                                                                President