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Welcome to the Anchorage Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM)!

I am very honored and excited to serve as your 2015 Chapter President.  I have been involved in SHRMVolunteer activities at the local, state andregional level since 2005.  I have served in various capacities with the ASHRM Board, the Alaska State Council Board and the Northwest Human Resource Management Board.   I received my PHR in 2000, my SPHR in 2010 and the SHRM-SCP in 2014.  I am also a Certified Compensation Professional and am a Steering Committee Member on the Alaska Cross-Industry Compensation Survey.  My “day job” is with Carlile Transportation as their Human Resources Director.  The volunteer roles I performed have given me with the opportunity to build a large network of Human Resource professionals, and friends.  It has helped me develop personally and professionally.  The educational opportunities ASHRM and the other organizations have offered over the years provided me with local professional development opportunities at an affordable price.  My employers have benefited from these offerings as well.

We have an exciting line-up of activities planned in 2015.  We will continue to host monthly luncheons offering HRCI and SHRM recertification credits.  We will provide opportunities for members to get involved in workforce development activities within the community; support the local student chapters; provide legislative updates and letter writing campaigns; as well as avenues for members to get involved in local charities.  Watch for information about our popular Spring and Fall networking events at new locations with new activities. 

The biggest change this year will include developing curriculum focused on the new SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge (BOCK) Certification program.  As a result, study groups are suspended this Spring but will resume in the Fall, 2015.

This year’s ASHRM Board of Directors consists of several returning members in addition to several new members.  They are a very enthusiastic and talented group of individuals!  The Board is here to serve its membership so we want to hear from you.  If there are programs you are interested in, please contact one of your Board members.  If you are interested in volunteering or getting involved in some capacity, please let us know!

I look forward to serving you!

Patty Billingsley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP


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    ASHRM is one of a handful of chapters in the United States that have received SHRM’s Pinnacle Award not once, but three times for outstanding achievement in chapter development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management.The programs recognized include ASHRM’s Partnership with Mayor’s Diversity Month (2007), HR & Order (2002) and HRCI Certification Study Group (1998).

    Several of its programs, members and student chapters have also been recognized by the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA):

    ASHRM Member of the Year

    2014 - Sandi Weber, PHR
    2013 - Nancy Miller, SPHR
    2012 - Dave Rhodes
    2010 - Bonnie Dorman
    2009 - Darci Ahlien Stern, PHR
    2002 - Bosco Baldwin, SPHR

    NHRMA's Randy Lundberg Northern Lights Award

    This award recognizes Association Chapters for outstanding achievement and excellence in overall chapter programming and operations. This award is named for NHRMA Awards and Recognition Director Randy Lundberg, a member of the Rogue Valley Chapter, who was designing an award to recognize NHRMA Chapter Achievements at the time of his death in 1994.

    • 2012 A Multi-Agency Partnership at Work
    • 2010 The Last HRCI Recertification Frontier
    • 2008 ASHRM Partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage’s “Mayor’s Diversity Month”
    • 2004 Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
    • 1996 Outstanding Chapter Operations

    NHRMA's Distinguished Member

    This award is intended to be a “HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSION ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” to individuals who have provided exceptional service to the profession over a period of years.

    • Kristi Acuff, SPHR (2003)
    • Todd Allen, SPHR, CCP
    • Louis M. Christie, SPHR (2010)
    • Ronald Fraze, SPHR
    • Patty Hickok, SPHR, GPHR (2011)
    • James Jose, Ph.D., SPHR
    • Arve Solomon
    • Mary Tesch, SPHR (2008)

    NHRMA's Robert W. Denomy Award for Student Leadership

    This award recognizes students who have performed outstanding service to the HR profession and to the Association, in the best tradition of Bob Denomy. Bob Denomy is now retired after many years of service as PNPMA/NHRMA Association Director, providing significant support to the development and growth of student HRM programs in the Pacific Northwest.

    • 2014 Rachel Saddler, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2013 Brittany Sogge, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2011 Julie Drinnen, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2010 Bonnie Dorman, Wayland Baptist University Student Chapter, Anchorage
    • 2003 Patty Hickok, University of Alaska Anchorage Student Chapter, Anchorage

    Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) is an ASHRM Partner

    NHRMA host an annual conference and tradeshow, as well as a Human Resources Academy which is approved for HRCI credits. Please see the NHRMA website or our meetings and events section for more information.


    ASHRM is a 501(c), non-profit, tax-exempt organization.