About Us

SHRM of Greater St. Louis is one of St. Louis' premier networking organizations. Simply put, we provide engaging educational and networking opportunities for human resources professionals in the St. Louis metropolitan area. We help HR professionals grow and make lasting connections with colleagues.

Our organization's roots trace back more than 75 years. In 1942, a group of local leaders founded the Industrial Relations Association. And the rest is history!

Our name has changed over the years (we were known as the Human Resource Management Association up to 2019). But our steadfast mission of advancing the HR profession has not.

In 1957, we partnered with a national networking organization for HR leaders - the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ever since, we have been a proud leader among SHRM chapters. SHRM has consistently awarded our chapter with its Platinum Chapter Award - one of its highest honors - in recognition of our status as one of the country's largest and most active local chapters. Three times, we have even proudly welcomed HR leaders from all over the nation to St. Louis when we hosted SHRM's National Convention in 1964, 1977, and 1994.

Today, SHRM of Greater St. Louis continues its tradition of serving local human resource professionals. We host monthly meetings and an annual conference with dynamic speakers. We bring together members for networking events. We support those who are pursuing new careers or seeking advancement in their professional life. We strive to advance diversity and philanthropy within our community with a wide range of initiatives.

That's who we are. We'd welcome the opportunity to get to know you, and we hope you'll consider joining us.