Greenville Society for Human Resource Management
Greenville, South Carolina


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Participate in GSHRM & further your career while helping HR thrive!

By participating, you will:

  • develop your network
  • learn new skills
  • show leadership outside of your role at work
  • contribute to advancing our field 
  • make friends and HR connections
  • help GSHRM thrive!

Committees and leaders are listed below - reach out to learn more!

2020 Workplace Inclusion Committee

Marketing & Communications Committee (Seeking New Members!)

Our vision is to be recognized as the HR subject matter experts throughout Greenville - help make this vision reality!

  • Promote GSHRM & SHRM through Social Media
  • Take and post photos and videos
  • Leverage technology to widen GSHRM's reach
  • Help get the word out about GSHRM to the business community
  • Organize and promote the HR Awards

Michelle Mathisen, Director

Student & Early Career Committee (Seeking New Members!)

Sandy White, DBA, SHRM-SCP, RCC

Are you a college student on your way to a career in HR? Have you recently launched your HR career and are looking for peers and connections? Do you want to share your knowledge with up-and-coming HR leaders of the future? Join our community! A few of our activities include:

  • Connecting with SHRM student chapters in the area
  • Arranging job shadowing
  • Running the mentor program

Workforce Sustainability - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

April Simpkins, SHRM-CP, PHR

Interested in helping GSHRM extend its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts?

Please reach out to Kelly Shumaker, Workforce Sustainability Director, as she works to assemble a strong task force in DEI. 

Professional Development Committee

Dedicated to excellence in the profession and want to help others achieve HR greatness? 

Join this committee to:

  • Promote professional SHRM certification
  • Learn about new SHRM certifications & education options
  • Support joint programming such as the Employee Relations Series
  • Identify in-demand topics and top-notch speakers
  • Develop small groups connections by HR interest area, geography, etc.
  • Offer scholarships
  • Organize the annual SHRM Foundation fundraising event


Member Relations Committee

Courtney Goforth, Director

There is nothing more important than our members. Help GSHRM remain the "HR membership organization of choice" by using your talents to:

  • Recruit new members
  • Provide orientation, on-boarding and integration assistance
  • Organize networking events
  • Plan chapter growth and retention
  • Conduct membership surveys
  • Work on GSHRM/SHRM dual membership outreach
  • Operate GSHRM Cares

Sponsorship Committee

GSHRM loves our sponsors - help us show it through outreach and excellence in customer service. 

Find new sponsors and keep current sponsors coming back for more with the right mix of benefits. 

We're looking for people that aren't afraid to ask for support as well as those with excellent communication skills, organization, and follow-through to take care of our sponsors.

Position is Open!

HR & People Management Conference Planners


Do you love it when a plan comes together?

Are you ultra-organized?

We can use a few more hands to work on event programming, logistics, marketing, sponsorships, hospitality, and more.

This year's conference is a dynamic mix of small in-person sessions and larger virtual sessions, held in August (date TBD)

Workplace Includers

The Workplace Inclusion team looks for gaps between employers and employees and does the heavy lifting lessen the barriers in-between.

Current initiatives include

  • Veterans (and Military Spouses) At Work 
  • Disability Inclusion
  • Getting Talent Back to Work (people with criminal backgrounds)
This group lead GSHRM's efforts to win the 2018 SHRM Pinnacle Award and finish as an award finalist in 2020. Talk about a dynamic group!

Tricia Sellers, Chair

SHRM Policy Action Center & Advocacy Team (A-Team)
Join the SHRM Advocacy Team (A-Team)

The Policy Action Center is the best resource for staying informed on HR- related federal legislative proposals that Congress is considering. Here you can:

  • Send timely communications to lawmaker’s Washington, DC office by email
  • Read and respond to timely Calls to Actions as it relates to HR public policy issues
  • Find contact information for federal elected officials
  • Find election information and candidates for SC



    Mailing Address:

    PO Box 5202

    Greenville, SC 29606

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