Council Leadership

Are you interested in serving in a leadership position with the Virginia SHRM State Council or a local Chapter? Get Involved!

Officers
Chapter Presidents
Central District
Eastern District
Metro District
Northern District
Southern District
Southwest District
District Directors
Core Leadership
Functional Directors
Emeritus - Past State Presidents
Chapter Presidents: Central District
JANE MCKENZIE DAVIS
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA
President
Charlottesville SHRM
tel: 434-942-7237
AMY ASHBY
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President
Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM
tel: 540-272-3841
TERRY TROTT
MS
President
Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 540-538-9300
Officers
KAREN A. EDMONDS
SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP, SPHR
State Director
tel: 540-257-4782
MICHAEL G. LATSKO
J.D., SHRM-CP, PHR
State Director-Elect
tel: 434-924-9054
BRENDA MADDEN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Treasurer
tel: 804-780-2076
MISSIE MURDOCK
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Secretary
tel: 804-837-1525
JOHN F. KATES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Immediate Past State Director
tel: 804-837-1524
Chapter Presidents: Eastern District
KRISTINA VAQUERA
J.D.
President
Hampton Roads SHRM
ELIZABETH VELIZ
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA
President
Peninsula Chapter SHRM
GRETCHEN FLYNN MORRIS
SHRM-SCP, GPHR, IMBA
President
Chapter Presidents
District Directors
CHRISTINA PERKINS
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Central District
Chapters include:
Charlottesville SHRM, Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM, and Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
SHERI BENDER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MS ED
DIR, Northern District
Chapters include:
Chapters include: Shenandoah Valley SHRM and Winchester Area SHRM
JOSIE PEARSON
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Eastern District
Chapters include:
Hampton Roads SHRM, Peninsula Chapter of SHRM, and Richmond SHRM
tel: 757-660-3804
DERON LEHMAN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Metro District
Chapters include:
DC SHRM, Dulles SHRM, Leesburg/Greater Loudon SHRM, Northern Virginia SHRM, and Prince William SHRM
tel: 202-262-7946
BETTY WILCHER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Southern District
Chapters include:
Southside Virginia SHRM, Blue Ridge HR Association, Lynchburg Regional SHRM, Roanoke Valley SHRM
tel: 434-766-6747
PAM GILES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Southwest District
Chapters include:
New River Valley SHRM and Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, ext. 212
Chapter Presidents: Metro District
NICOLE BELYNA
SHRM-SCP
President
DC SHRM
tel: 410-752-3318
ELIZABETH VANBURK
PHR
President
Dulles SHRM
tel: 703-554-2124
MICHAEL POERKSEN
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Leesburg/Greater Loudoun
tel: 703-847-1496, ext. 50138
KAT BENDER
President

Northern Virginia SHRM
tel: 571-527-7166
MEG RIAT
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Prince William SHRM
tel: 571-228-9397
Core Leadership
MICHELLE STALNAKER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, M.A.
DIR, Certification
tel: 304-203-2186
BRUCE CHRISTIAN
CO-DIR, College/Student Relations

tel: 434-847-2443
SUSAN CRAFT
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, MS
CO-DIR, College/Student Relations
SHAMEKA DAVENPORT
SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP, PH.D.
DIR, Diversity & Inclusion
BURT THOMPSON
DIR, International

tel: 907-957-0607
ELAINE HOGAN ESQ.
DIR, Legislative

tel: 757-698-7299
SUSAN GROSSMAN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Membership
PATRICIA CRAFT
SHRM-CP, PHR
CO-DIR, SHRM Foundation
SAM D'AGOSTINO
SHRM-CP, PHR, CSP
CO-DIR, SHRM Foundation
tel: 757-873-6644
TINA GARRETT-RAGLAND
DIR, Workforce Education

tel: 434-948-5463
Chapter Presidents: Northern District
FONDA HAMRIC
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Shenandoah Valley SHRM
tel: 540-256-2422
RACHEL SCHAEFER
CAPM, CPP, MBA
President
Winchester Area SHRM
tel: 540-327-1161
Functional Directors
TODD NOEBEL
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
COORD, A-Team
tel: 804-432-2183
PAM GIBSON GOFF
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MUA
DIR, Best Practices
BETH RUSH
PHR
DIR, Communications
ROBIN HOBSON
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Conferences
COLLEEN MCLAUGHLIN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PH.D.
DIR, Veterans & Military
tel: 434-592-3722, ext. 10270
PAM THORNTON
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Special Projects
tel: 804-986-4858
JON THURMOND
SHRM-SCP
DIR, Social Media
MEG O. WAGNER-DIGGS
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Technology; DIR, Sponsorships/Partnerships
tel: 757-817-3244
JESSAMYN DUPREE
SHRM-CP
LIAS, Young Professionals
tel: 703-209-5497
NANCY BROOKING
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-CH, 2018 State Conf
MADELINE TAYLOR
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-CH, 2018 State Conf
tel: 804-768-6457
KARIS TANNER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CH, 2019 State Conf
Chapter Presidents: Southern District
JIM BURNS
President

Lynchburg Regional SHRM
tel: 434-386-5104
LESLIE RAKES
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Blue Ridge HR Assoc
BRIAN ARD
President

Roanoke Valley SHRM
tel: 540-562-5443
RONNIE PANNELL
BSA
President
Southside VA SHRM
tel: 434-797-8539
Chapter Presidents: Southwest District
BECKY MORRIS
President

New River Valley SHRM
tel: 540-769-7334
VALERIE LEE
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPP, MBA
President
Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, ext. 375
Emeritus - Past State Presidents
SUSAN CRAFT
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, MS
MARCY ENGLE
PHR

tel: 540-432-4148
CINDY HALE
SHRM-CSP, SPHR

tel: 540-552-3515, ext. 307
COY RENICK
SHRM-SCP, SPHR

tel: 540-556-4480‬
MARTHA SMITH
SPHR, J.D., M.A.

tel: 757-352-4070
PAM SNYDER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR

tel: 540-434-5965, ext. 1240
MADELINE TAYLOR
SHRM-SCP, SPHR

tel: 804-768-6457
STEVE ZIMMERMAN
SPHR, M.A, A.G.S

tel: 540-292-2244

Chapter Resources

VASHRM STATE CONFERENCE
Hilton Norfolk - The Main
Norfolk, VA

Attendee Tips:

  • Register early – Conference Hotel tends to sell out quickly
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  • Conference at The Hilton Norfolk – The Main
  • Secure your Spot at the Best Price NOW!
April 7-10, 2019
2019 Virginia SHRM State Leadership Conference
The Stonewall Jackson Hotel
Staunton, VA

Attendee Overview:

  • 6PM, Thursday, January 10 – 1st QTR Council Meeting
    – Dinner during meeting; Coffee & dessert afterward
  • Friday, January 11 – Day One; Saturday, January 12 – Day Two

We will seek SHRM PDU’s and HRCI credits for sessions.

January 10-12, 2019
2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
World Renowned HR Event

There is no better place for HR professional development than SHRM’s Annual Conference & Exposition. By attending, you’ll gain the tools and resources you need to implement successful HR practices – which help your company succeed.

June 23-26, 2019
Regional Diversity & Inclusion Conference
5th Annual Eastern Virginia

Details on the 2019 Conference details will be posted HERE when available.

November 1, 2018

HR Virginia SHRM partners for the ninth year with Virginia Business Magazine and The Virginia Chamber of Commerce to bring you a state-wide survey and competition. If you think your organization has what it takes to be honored on the “Best Places to Work in Virginia” list or if you simply want to learn more about the project, we invite you to visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVa.com.