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Elizabeth (Liz) Lamping, Executive Director


For over a decade, Liz Lamping has led the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) and transformed it into one of the largest Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapters. She is responsible for ensuring that the PHRA’s members have high-quality development and certification programs, HR content and resources, and professional networking opportunities, while accounting for sustained operational and financial growth. Under her leadership, the PHRA has been recognized as an outstanding organization by the PA State Council, and has been the recipient of numerous EXCEL Platinum Awards from SHRM for advancing the HR profession.


Liz has served on the board and advisory committees for several area nonprofit organizations and institutes for higher education, including the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania, and Slipper Rock University's Business School. She is the recipient of awards of distinction from her community and was recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as a 40 Under 40 Award Recipient. Liz, graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, and currently resides in Frankfurt, Germany with her family.


Deven Snyder, Director of Marketing & Member Services

Deven received a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Human Resources Management from Temple University and an MBA with concentrations in Marketing and Strategy from the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. She was recognized as the SHRM Student Member of the Year (2008-2009).

She is responsible for executing the development of high-quality membership programs and events, oversight of membership renewals and new member applications, distribution of regular member communications, and serves as a liaison to all volunteer committees. She also manages the marketing and advertising strategy for the association.

Deven sits on the Associate Board and Communications Committee for HEARTH, a Pittsburgh nonprofit that provides housing, resources, support, and training to women and families that have suffered from domestic violence or other trauma.

 Katherine Miller, Membership Coordinator

 Katherine serves as the PHRA’s Membership Coordinator and provides support to both the Executive Director and Director of Marketing and Member Services. Katherine is responsible for executing administrative tasks such as correspondence, filing, and dues processing to ensure the operations of the office run smoothly and will work directly with the Director of Marketing and Member Services to provide a first-rate experience for current and potential members through a variety of recruitment and retention efforts.

Katherine holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Point Park University and has successfully passed SHRM’s Assurance of Learning Exam, an exam for graduating HR students, at the proficient level. Katherine joined the PHRA staff after being a student member and participating in both the Buddy Program and Job Shadow Program. 

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