About Us

Meet the 2020 Board of Directors:

Standing: Deanna Harris (Secretary-Treasurer), Jennifer Tiller (Foundation), Kelli Burris (President-Elect), Marina Mueller (Certification), Lanetta Bryant (Workforce Readiness). Sitting: Terry Davis (President), Shayne King (Programs), Tara Mauk Arthur (Membership). Not pictured: Bruce Cross (Legislative), Minnie Lenox (Diversity), Amanda Mace (Foundation) and Mary Swope (Past President)


The West Central Arkansas Society for Human Resource Management was organized in 1987 to encourage the exchange of ideas in human resource management and to promote the growth and development of sound human resource practices in business and the community. WCASHRM is the local affiliated chapter of the national Society of Human Resource Management organization, the world’s largest association devoted to HR management. SHRM’s mission is to serve the needs of the HR professional and advance the HR profession.

Members of WCASHRM are local individuals who are involved in the management, administration, development, or study of human resources. Members of WCASHRM are local professionals who are involved in the management, administration, development or study of human resources.Our membership area consists of Hot Springs, Hot Springs Village, Malvern, Arkadelphia, Glenwood, Benton, and the surrounding areas.

The primary purpose of the WCASHRM is to be a recognized leader in human resource management by:

  • Providing high quality, dynamic and responsible programs and services to our members.

  • Actively supporting or opposing legislation or other matters based upon employer needs and professional goals.

  • Establish relationships within the community that will make a positive impact and contribution to the quality of life for our community.

SHRM members, who join our local chapter, have no dues, and local chapter only member dues are $60.

WCASHRM meets at 11:30 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month at CHI St. Vincent. Each meeting includes lunch, discussion of HR matters, and a guest speaker of HR interest. Guests are always welcome. (April and July are 8:00 a.m. meetings.)

For more information about WCASHRM, email [email protected] or [email protected].