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Message From the President

A little over one week ago I had the honor of representing the best chapter in the Midwest alongside our Past President Linda Pipitone in Las Vegas at the SHRM National Conference as we accepted a plaque on behalf of SHRM of Greater St. Louis for our fundraising efforts last year. Thanks to all of your efforts and the leadership of Linda, we qualified as a Top 25 (16th to be exact) Fundraising Chapter. I was truly humbled to represent you all and I want to make sure you understand the significance of your efforts.
 
As you know, we will host Johnny C. Taylor, the CEO of SHRM, in St. Louis for our Fall Conference on October 18th. One of the reasons we were able to secure Mr. Taylor was thanks to your continued support of our chapter and our initiatives. I mention this every month, but we provide so many great opportunities to our members. We challenge each of you to not only take part, but to step up. Become a part of our chapter by not only paying your dues, attending the monthly meetings and benefiting from the preeminent HR conference in the Midwest, but join a committee, volunteer to help out and network with other members to expand your centers of influence.

I look forward to seeing you all at the July 24th breakfast meeting where we will host David Karandish, Co-Founder and CEO of Jane.ai to discuss the ever-present topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ways it will help your organization. AI is an unavoidable influence on each and every industry. This program is bound to be intriguing and I want to thank Amy Meyers and the Programs Committee for their help in secure yet another great speaker.

Please continue to THRIVE and find ways to Transform Human Resources Into Valued Experts!

Sincerely,
Tim Wells
2019 President