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We hope that you find the information presented through our site informative and helpful. Please take a moment to check the chapter's leadership on our Board Member page. This is an amazing group of HR professionals and this year we have an extraordinary board. We have five former ASHRM Presidents with three of them having served as Presidents of the Alaska State Council, of the Northwest HR Management Association and that sit on the Alaska State Council Conference Committee!  The rest of the board brings a wealth of experience, energy and enthusiasm. Whether contining, returning or new board members, we have the dream team onboard ready to serve you!

This year we are also in a celebratory mood! ASHRM is turning 45 years and I celebrate 15 years serving ton this amazing board! We will invite you all to celebrate with us later in the year. 

We are excited to be launching a pilot mentor program, a new membership campaign, a new websitte, event and membership site, continuing our efforts to provide programs pre-approved for SHRM and HRCI credits, certiifcation preparation classes and more!!  We focus our efforts to continue advancing the practice of human resource management in Anchorage!

Not yet an ASHRM member? Not a problem! Go to the "Join ASHRM Today" tab for more info on how you can join over 500 HR professionals in Anchorage.

Stay tuned for more information in the next few weeks. Thanks for your support and here's to an incredible 2019!!


Patty Hickok, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP




Upcoming Events

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  • February 26, 2019 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
    Crowne Plaza

    Compensation: Putting Strategy into Practice 


  • March 4, 2019 - 5:30pm to May 6, 2019 - 8:30pm
    Cook Inlet Housing 3510 Spenard Road, Anchorage, Alaska, USA

    Spring Certification Classes 


  • March 8, 2019 - 7:30am to 1:00pm
    Crowne Plaza

    **Special Half Day Event**

    2019 Legal Update

    Renea Saade & Sean Halloran, Littler

    7:30 - Registration

    8:00 -  Employment Law Hot Topics: What’s Changed and what is...

  • April 16, 2019 - 11:15am to 1:00pm
    Crowne Plaza

    Company Culture: The Missing Factor of the Profit Equation

    Registration information coming soon!


    Amber Lee is Co-CEO of Transcend Strategic Consulting, an Alaska-based company focused on helping companies in...

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Anchorage SHRM


    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 Award

    The ASHRM Member of the Year Award recognizes an individual member of ASHRM for her or his outstanding contributions, leadership and achievements in service to the Human Resources profession

    • 2017 - Sharon Boegel
    • 2016 - Shara Lyman; Heather Kinzie
    • 2015 - Ann Flister, SPHR, SHRM-CP
    • 2014 - Sandi Weber, PHR
    • 2013 - Nancy Miller, SPHR
    • 2012 - Dave Rhodes
    • 2010 - Bonnie Dorman
    • 2009 - Darci Ahlien Stern, PHR
    • 2005 - Peggy O'Keefe

    • 2004 - Christine Hopkins (McAlpine), SPHR, GPHR
    • 2003 - Lisa Derrickson                   
    • 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.

    • 2018 Prisoner Re-Entry Program Partnership
    • 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 (1996)
    • Patty Hickok, SPHR, GPHR (2011)
    • Patty Hickok, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP (2016)
    • Patty Billingsley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (2017)
    • James Jose, Ph.D., SPHR
    • Arve Solomon
    • Mary Tesch, SPHR (2008)
    • Nancy Miller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP (2018)
    • Dr. David Rambow (2018)

    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.