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The History of LAHRA

History, Mission and Past Presidents
“Our mission is to provide a forum for education and networking among area human resource professionals, to advance the HR profession and to help our members grow professionally.”


LAHRA was established in 2006 by a group of area HR professionals who were looking for local networking and support.  Since then the group has risen to over 75 members and continues to grow. LAHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). LAHRA has received many awards including the Superior Merit Chapter Award from SHRM.

LAHRA prides itself on offering quality speakers at its monthly program meetings, with an emphasis on topics which are approved for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. In addition, the organization looks for opportunities to contribute to the community through related volunteer efforts, and supports the national organization, the Society for Human Resource Management, through fundraising efforts for its foundation. LAHRA is linked with its sister chapters in Detroit, Lansing and Ann Arbor, and occasionally sponsors joint meetings and or events with these chapters.


Andrea Harris - 2019, 2020

Tina Jackson - 2018

Toni Jackson - 2017

Suzy Murphy - 2016

Kelly Lutman - 2015

Corrie Williams - 2014

Christy Conn - 2013

Lyn Hewitt - 2012

Kristi Stutz - 2011

Steve Williams - 2010

Tracie Wolfe - 2009

Tim Cornelius - 2008

Cheryl Colloton - 2007

LAHRA'S Mission

"A community-based peer networking group providing knowledge to the HR profession."

LAHRA'S Vision

"To be the premier HR organization leading growth and development of local area professionals."



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PO Box 2277

Howell, MI 48844

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