District Directors

District Directors serve as Council representatives for designated geographical areas within Virginia. The District Director provides leadership and communication to further the Society’s goals and objectives between existing and future SHRM members and SHRM professional and student chapters.

District Directors serve an important function in the continued growth of new SHRM members and local chapters. They are present to help their chapters and chapter leaders develop and grow through an ongoing process of education, training, experience and leadership development. The District Directors assist to inspire higher levels of teamwork within chapters.

District Directors are available to help chapters accomplish their objectives and goals through application of leadership within the chapter. As chapter liaisons, they are there to lead chapter officers and members to accomplish these tasks with a positive impact.

As representatives of SHRM and the Virginia State Council, District Directors are there to assist chapters in understanding the national and state overall strategy and help members understand how they can be a part of

CHRISTINA PERKINS
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Central District
Chapters include:
Charlottesville SHRM, Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM, and Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 540-399-1262
SHERI BENDER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MS ED
DIR, Northern District
Chapters include:
Chapters include: Shenandoah Valley SHRM and Winchester Area SHRM
tel: 540-435-9557
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, Loudoun SHRM, Northern Virginia SHRM, and Prince William SHRM
tel: 202-262-7946
PAM GILES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Southwest District
Chapters include:
New River Valley SHRM and Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, ext. 212
LESLIE RAKES
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Southern District
Chapters include:
Southside Virginia SHRM, Blue Ridge HR Association, Lynchburg Regional SHRM, Roanoke Valley SHRM
tel: 276-732-4934

Chapter Resources

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2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition
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June 23-26, 2019
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2020 Program Information

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