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About Us

    The Sumter Human Resource Management Association (SHRMA) currently has a membership of more than 50 human resource professionals. While an affiliate of SHRM National, the Chapter operates independently to provide a wide variety of professional development and networking opportunities for Sumter area HR professionals. The Chapter’s diverse membership represents more than 35 large and small corporations and organizations in the Sumter area, ranges in experience from entry to senior level, and practices in Specialist and Generalist roles.

    Chapter Organization

    SHRMA is governed by five officers, elected annually, which include the President, President-Elect, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, seven standing committees have been established to address HR issues deemed important by member input, suggestions and needs. Currently, these committees include Diversity, Legislative, Special Projects, Membership, Nominating, Programs and Student Chapter Relations.


    The purpose of SHRMA, as identified in the Articles of Organization and By-Laws, is the following:

    • To provide opportunities for conferences, cooperative knowledge and experience among members.
    • To raise the standards of performance in all phases of human resources administration and industrial relations.
    • SHRMA is a non-profit organization and will operate within the scope of Section 501C (6) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

    About SHRM

    The Alexandria, Virginia-based Society for Human Resource Management, otherwise known as SHRM National, is the leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of more than 200,000 professional and student members from around the world. Since 1948, SHRM has provided it’s membership with education and information services, conferences and seminars, government and media representation, and publications that equip HR professionals to become leaders and decision makers within their organizations.