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

We welcome you to use this website as a resource and encourage you to get involved in our organization. Not only does our connection introduce you to Anchorage but also our affiliate - National SHRM the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.

Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources. ASHRM represents over 400 members in our community. Talking about members ASHRM received the SHRM Membership Super Star State Award! This means that we were able to increase membership by over 3% statewide, putting us up there as one of the top chapters with this achievement in the nation.

The Anchorage Chapter was selected as the 2013 recipient of SHRM's Pinnacle Award for "The Last Recertification Frontier" program, where we have been pre-approving for HRCI credit all offerings to our members, increasing opportunities to get recertification credits locally, among other benefits.

Thanks to you all for continuing to recognize the importance of SHRM membership.

Paul Bauer



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  • February 10, 2015, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    Crowne Plaza

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    This presentation will focus on why people work harder at sports and recreation than they do on the job.  The presenter will show you how to implement strategies to increase...

  • February 13, 2015
    University Center Mall

    Let us help you find excellent employees while also meeting your Section 503 and VEVRAA hiring requirements for individuals with disabilities and veterans. This event may be especially useful for employers concerned with maintaining compliance with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP), as you will learn your state...

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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):

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
  • Nancy Miller, SPHR (2012)
  • 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.

  • 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.