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OUR STORY

Mission

To empower and educate HR and business professionals at all levels to execute strategic business objectives through mentoring, professional development, and networking opportunities.

Vision

To align human resources as a strategic business partner in organizations by leading & increasing HR competency and business acumen.

In achieving the vision and mission of this organization, there will be no discrimination in membership or Association activities because of race, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status or any other lawfully protected status.

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No Solicitation Policy

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History

Over 100 years of supporting and promoting the human resources profession.

The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) is the largest human resources professional association in western Pennsylvania that provides best-in-class networking and professional development through conferences, webinar, training, SHRM certification preparation, SHRM & HRCI re-certification, and more.

As a SHRM-affiliated chapter, we partner with SHRM to provide our members with access to the most relevant resources and information that shape the HR profession.

Founded at the turn of the twentieth century, the PHRA began as a chapter of the National Association of Corporate Schools (NACS), which promoted vocational education in the industry. As the chapter expanded in scope, the name changed to the National Personnel Association in 1922. Continuing its transition, the name later changed again to the American Management Association. Subsequently, the Pittsburgh chapter broke away from the national group and formed the Pittsburgh Personnel Association, operating for many years under this name. In an effort to better reflect the advancement of the profession, the organization became known as the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association in 1998.

Governed by a Board of Directors with operations and strategy implementation managed by its staff, the PHRA equips the human resources professional to bring value to a company’s organizational strategy with the goal of growing a vibrant workforce that builds and maintains western Pennsylvania’s economic development.

Awards

SHRM Learning System Champion

2018

SHRM Platinum
Excel

2017

SHRM Superior
Merit

25 years

SHRM Membership
Superstar

Since 2012

Junior Achievement Education Leadership Company

2016 & 2015

PA SHRM State Council Chapter of the Year

2014

Pittsburgh Business Times Social Media
Madness

2011

Duquesne Palumbo Donahue School of Business Ethics in Practice Conference

2007

SHRM Pinnacle

2005 & 1998

Staff

Elizabeth (Liz) Lamping
Executive Director
Liz's Bio
Deven Snyder
Director of Marketing & Member Services
Deven's Bio
Katherine Miller
Membership Coordinator
Katherine's Bio
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Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Janet Manuel, SHRM-CP|PHR
President
City of Pittsburgh, Director, Human Resources & Civil Service and EEO/Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Peter Gabriel
President-Elect
Key Leadership LLC., Leadership Consultant
Kori Amos, SHRM-CP|PHR
Past President & Nominating Chair
Zero Model, Director of Human Resources
Daniel Corkum, SHRM-CP|PHR|CCP
VP/Membership, Diversity & College Relations
Bayer Corporation, Compensation Advisor
Kristine Irwin, MBA
VP/Signature Events
Pittsburgh Mercy, HR Recruiting Specialist
Ron Kubitz
Secretary
Forms+Surfaces, Director, Recruiting & Human Resources
Lisa Petro, SHRM-SCP|SPHR
Treasurer
Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc., Director of HR
DIRECTORS
Lynn Athey
Director
SurgePoint HR Direct, President
Alan Bolyard Jr., CSCP|CCP|GRP
Director
 
Mario Bordogna, Esq.
Director
Clark Hill, PLC, Attorney
Kristina Conner, SHRM-SCP|SPHR
Director
PPG, Global HR Partner, Corporate Functions
Daniel Cubarney
Director
Justifacts, Sales Manager
Amy Hanrahan, SHRM-CP
Director
True Sense Marketing, Human Resources Business Partner
Tiffany Jenca, Esq.
Director
Cozen O'Conner, Attorney
Mariah Passarelli, Esq.
Director
Cozen O'Connor, Attorney
Cheryl Paxton-Hughes
Director
Edgar Snyder & Associates, HR Director
Thomas Sterling
Director
Highmark Health, Vice President, HR Service Operations
Brenda Thoma, PHR
Director
NTT Security, HR Business Partner
COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Lindsey Demetris
Chair, Communications/Social Media
The Leadership Quest, Marketing Director
Julie Linnelli, SHRM-SCP|SPHR
Chair, Certification
Sigma Resources, Director of Human Resources & Operations
Danine Miller, SHRM-CP
Co-Chair, Membership, Diversity & College Relations
Nesco Resource, Senior Recruiter
Danielle Mundekis, SHRM-CP
Chair, Learning & Professional Development
Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, Office Manager
Lisa Voytko
Chair, Networking
Innogy Renewables US, HR Manager

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Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA)
420 Fort Duquesne Boulevard
One Gateway Center – Suite 1852
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Ph: 412-261-5537