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Welcome to the Kentucky SHRM Council

ABOUT US:  The Kentucky SHRM Council, Inc., (KYSHRM) is the state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India, and United Arab Emirates. KYSHRM serves over 3,000 human resource professionals and advances the HR profession in Kentucky through our local chapters, as well as our student chapters.

Exciting news from KYSHRM! New year, new decade and a new look for our state council! Check out the video announcement here

Read our press release! KYSHRM Awarded Platinum State Council Award from National SHRM Congratulations to KYSHRM Chapters for Winning SHRM 2018 Excel Awards!

SHRM-Bluegrass Chapter - Silver
Four Rivers SHRM - Silver
Northern KY SHRM - Gold
Louisville SHRM, Inc. - Platinum

Welcome to Katie Adams, PHR! KYSHRM's New Executive Director

Katie Adams is the executive director of the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management, a professional association for HR professionals that provides leadership and guidance to local chapter affiliates as well as at-large SHRM members. Katie has a B.S. in Workforce Leadership and an A.A. in Paralegal Studies from the University of Louisville and completed an internship with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. 
Katie has 10 years of progressive experience within the field of human resources including employee benefits, payroll, legal compliance, HR systems and technology, full cycle recruitment, policy development, employee relations, performance management, leadership development and onboarding. Prior employers include Assured Partners, Mortenson Dental Partners, Integrity HR, Inc. and M&P Collections, Inc. Katie resides in Shelby County with her husband Jeremy (Partner at Studio Kremer Architects) and four children Max, Elliott, Emma and Abigail. 

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  • April 23, 2020 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
    Central Bank and Trust Company 410 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40508 *Best Places to Work Event immediately following with registration/ reception starting at 4:30pm **Please consider parking at Heritage Hall, Lexington Convention Center and walk over

    Please join us for our April State Council Meeting. The agenda and meeting details will be sent out prior to the meeting date. The agenda will be printed and available for you at the meeting.


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