Founded in 1942 as the Industrial Relations Association, SHRM of Greater St. Louis (formerly the Human Resource Management Association) has been the leading organization in St. Louis for human resource professionals for more than 75 years. SHRM St. Louis has been affliated with the Society for Human Resource Management since 1957. During this time, SHRM St. Louis has consistently been one of SHRM's largest and most active chapters in both local professional development and in its national involvement. SHRM St. Louis has hosted three SHRM National Conventions, in 1964, 1977 and 1994. It has supplied SHRM from its membership, committee chairperson and district directors. SHRM St. Louis has consistently earned SHRM's Platinum Chapter Award.

While the lingo and political jargon may have changed over the years, SHRM St. Louis continues to be devoted to serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the interests of our profession.