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Who Do You Admire for SHRM Leadership

    Now is the time to nominate HR professionals whose leadership you admire! The NHRMA Distinguished Member Award nomination window is open. NHRMA recognizes members who have made significant contributions to the human resource profession, the community and/or the Association.


    Award recipients shall be members of the Society for Human Resource Management for a minimum of seven years, and a member of a chapter or state council in the Northwest Human Resource Management Association area (AK-OR-WA).  They shall have provided meritorious service to the profession, the Association, and/or local chapters for a minimum of ten years while serving with integrity.  It can include retired members or members who have moved out of the region or profession, who have lived in the NHRMA region within the prior year.  It is expected that the recipient shall be certified by SHRM, the Human Resource Certification Institute, or a similar certifying body in the profession, or shall possess a terminal degree (Ph.D., J.D.) in a related field.

    This award is intended to be a “HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD” to individuals who have provided exceptional service to the profession over a period of years.


    Examples of accomplishments that qualify an individual for consideration as a Distinguished Member include a combination of the following:

    • Founder of a new NHRMA/SHRM Chapter
    • Long-term NHRMA/SHRM Faculty Advisor
    • A long-term member of local, regional, or national NHRMA/SHRM Boards and Committees, NHRMA Conference Chair
    • Recognition as a leader in the local HRM community
    • Development and sharing of cutting-edge approaches to HRM issues
    • National or regional NHRMA /SHRM conference presenter
    • Stabilizing or re-energizing a local NHRMA/SHRM Board and community
    • These are all indicators of demonstrated leadership within the Association and the human resource management profession.

    Consider making a nomination today to honor leaders in your community! Check here for details, noting there is a link to the form to be used.