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    Welcome to the KYSHRM Website!

    The Kentucky SHRM Council is comprised of approximately 40 HR Volunteer Leaders dedicated to advancing and serving the HR profession in the State of Kentucky. Our mission is to promote the advancement of HR by supporting chapters, energizing and engaging members and collaborating as a State Advocate with external partners. Our volunteers give of their time, energy and expertise to advocate key HR initiates advancing the HR profession and having a successful impact to the bottom line of Kentucky employers.

    Our State Council will build on a foundation of 3 C’s to help in advancing our mission:

    • Communication-Listen and Discuss key HR issues impacting Kentucky.
    • Commitment-Develop Initiates to address the key HR issues.
    • Collaboration-Work directly and closely with our Local Chapters to ensure they have a voice and build a network of resources.

    There are endless benefits for being both a member of a Local Chapter and joining SHRM. Interested in becoming a member of your local chapter? Check out the link of each of our Local chapters on our website to join today. Join SHRM at

    We encourage you to bookmark and save our website to have as a resource to help you as an HR professional. This includes:

    • Statewide Local Chapter links providing information and contacts.
    • Registration information on our annual KYSHRM State Conference and Best Places to Work in Kentucky Awards Dinner.
    • Other state and local chapter events.

    We provide a full contact list of our Kentucky SHRM Council Board of Directors on our website. These individuals are committed to serve and excited to hear from you on opportunities, ideas or suggestions to help advance their core leadership role. Our vision for KYSHRM is to be recognized as the leading organization representing the HR Profession in Kentucky.  To achieve our vision, we will create statewide initiatives and programs inclusive of our network of SHRM chapters and its members.

    Please consider joining your local state chapter today and help us to advance the HR profession in Kentucky!

    Patrick J. Smith, SHRM-CP, PHR