HR Virginia Annual Conference Schedule

SHRM Profile

2019-2022 HR Virginia Key Leadership (left to right):
Betty Wilcher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR – State Director; – not pictured – Karis Richardson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR State Director Elect; Michael Latsko, J.D., SHRM-CP, PHR – Immediate Past State Director; Karen Edmonds, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP, SPHR – Past State Director

HRVirginia Key Leadership

HR Virginia SHRM State Council represents over 14,000 human resource professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia. HR Virginia is the state affiliate for the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). HR Virginia is a 501(c)(6), professional organization. Visit us at and @hrvirginia1.

Virginia SHRM is a 100% volunteer entity whose primary objective is to support the mission and initiatives of SHRM through education.

We coordinate professional development efforts, and serve as the conduit for communication among SHRM, chapters and at-large members.

We have 18 SHRM affiliated chapters in VA/DC, each providing programming and networking opportunities in the local area.

In addition, the state is divided into 5 geographic districts with district directors that provide support to the chapters in their region.

There are 30 student chapters which connect students attending Virginia/DC schools to SHRM.

Our Council consists of a president and officers that manage the daily operations of the Council.

There are also positions that represent the key areas of focus for the HR profession.

Some of these areas include certification, college relations, diversity & inclusion, legislative, veterans & military, and workforce education.

For more information click here to visit our Council Leadership Directory.

SHRM, The Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together.

As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally. Visit us at and @SHRM.

Local chapters provide additional programming and networking opportunities in your area.

Chapters are autonomous organizations, so it is not automatic that you will be a member of your local chapter when you join SHRM at the national level, and vice versa.

Click here for SHRM membership information

Chapter Resources

Best Places to Work in Virginia

The Best Places to Work in Virginia is a survey and awards program dedicated to identifying and recognizing the areas best employers and providing organizations with value employee feedback.

Best Places to Work in Virginia
11/04/2024 - 11/07/2024
SHRM 2024 Women in Leadership Institute™ (WIL)
11/11/2024 - 11/14/2024
2025 HR Virginia Annual Conference
04/13/2025 - 04/16/2025