HR Virginia Annual Conference Schedule

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

Josie Pearson, SPHR, SHRM-CP
Lead Director and DIR, Eastern District
Susan Grossman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Western District and Best Practices Lead
Susan Grossman
tel: 540-810-3886
Kat Bender
DIR, Metro District
Kat Bender
tel: 571-527-7166
Ashley McGlawn, SHRM-SCP
DIR, Central District
tel: 571-285-7546
Leslie Rakes, SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Southern District
Leslie Rakes
tel: 540-855-7884

Chapter Resources

Impact Award Best Practices
Best Practices Impact Awards
Deadline is Friday, November 19, 2021
Best Practices Impact Awards
2021 Virginia Health Care Conference
2021 Virginia Health Care Conference
2021 Virginia Health Care Conference
HR Virginia Annual Conference
April 11 - 14, 2021
2021 HR Virginia Annual Conference
VIRTUAL + ON-DEMAND
Join over 500 Human Resources from Virginia, DC and beyond as we Journey to 2021.
April 11-14, 2021
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September 7 - 12, 2021
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Best Places to Work in Virginia
2022 Program Information

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. Deadline is August 2022.

2022 Best Places to Work in Virginia
The Hampton Roads Diversity & Inclusion Consortium
The Hampton Roads Regional Diversity & Inclusion Consortium - Think Outside Your Circle
Think Outside Your Circle
SHRM SHRM-CP -SCP Recertification Provider Seal 2021
SHRM 2018 Pinnacle Award Winner
2020 SHRM EXCEL PLATINUM AWARD
Top 10 Fundraising State Council 2019 SHRM Foundation
Approved Provider 2021

HR Virginia SHRM partners for the eleventh 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.