Good afternoon to our members, other community supporters, partners and friends,

I'm excited to share with you that AHRMA has a new name! We announced this name change at our Annual Conference last Friday, but just so that you all know, we are now "Austin SHRM."

Why did we change our name? There are a couple of reasons, really. Primarily, we wanted to further solidify our partnership with, and more clearly indicate in our chapter name the fact that we are the official affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in the Greater Central Texas region. Our organization has evolved throughout the years and had other names, but we have always stayed focused on being the premiere HR professional association in Austin, providing access to the best networking, educational and professional development opportunities to the business professionals living in our rapidly-growing community. As a chapter that is firmly committed to the benefits of both local and national membership with SHRM, we see this new name as a timely step in the right direction; one that we have always taken as an organization.

We have new swag with our new chapter name and updated logo that are available for purchase online. Click here to visit the Austin SHRM store. 

If you missed attending our recent Annual Conference, let me share that it was a well-attended and well-received event. We were happy to be able to plan and execute a smaller, safer, but yet still packed full of great learning content conference for our Austin SHRM members, and planning is already underway for our 2022 Annual Conference! A special thank you to Mya Kelly, VP of Conference 2021, our 2021 Board of Directors, numerous volunteers, and our Austin SHRM staff for helping us make this event a huge success!

Sincerely yours,

Brian S. Hayes, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
2021 Austin SHRM President

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