Message From the President

Dear HRMA Members,

Thanksgiving is almost upon us and we have much to be grateful for within HRMA! First off, Katie Magoon, Nicole Schlanger and the rest of the 2017 Conference team managed to pull off our best conference yet! We had over 500 attendees and some phenomenal speakers! We also had great participation from our business partners, without whom the conference would not be possible.
Next, in case you missed the announcement at the conference, HRMA has been selected as a finalist for a 2017 SHRM Pinnacle Award for our Human Resources Day of Service event last May! From the SHRM website, "The SHRM Pinnacle Awards Program is an annual recognition program honoring the highest achievements in affiliate development and contributions that serve HR professionals, advance the HR profession and enhance the SHRM community." This is a great accomplishment for our chapter and some well-deserved national recogntion!

Lastly, I am extremely grateful to all of you for making 2017 such a great year for HRMA. Our Programs, Certification and Young Professionals programs have all hit another level this year and without such a strong membership none of these accomplishments would be possible. If you are not already involved with a committee, I encourage you to volunteer. We have built something special here and I can't wait to see what we accomplish together in the years to come!

Thank you again and Happy Thanksgiving!
John Marino
HRMA of Greater St. Louis