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 Julie Orchard, SHRM-CP 

President

As the chief officer of Washington State SHRM, the president provides guidance to volunteer leaders who are responsible for accomplishing state and SHRM objectives, in addition to establishing goals in support of the SHRM mission and objectives. 

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Tina Powers, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

President Elect

The president elect serves as an understudy to Washington State SHRM President, working to help establish policy, strategies, and objectives consistent with Washington State SHRM Board Policies. 

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 Deena Eckroth SHRM-SCP 

Treasurer

The treasurer acts as the financial officer and advisor to Washington State SHRM board of directors while maintaining records for legal and tax correspondence. 

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 Lizzie Rahm SHRM-SCP, SPHR 

College Relations Director

The college relations director supports student SHRM members to facilitate long term partnership between SHRM student members and SHRM professional members. 

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 Andrea Ballard SPHR  

Conference Director 2021

The conference director is responsible for managing all activities related to running the annual Washington State SHRM conference. 

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 Sam Virgil, SHRM-CP, SPHR 

Diversity & Inclusion Director

The diversity and inclusion director supports Diversity and Inclusion Chapter Leaders and SHRM members in the state of Washington, and continuously monitors and evaluates global and local trends and best practices in diversity and inclusion issues. They also spearhead the effort to diversify Washington State SHRM membership / leadership and to publicize successful diversity and inclusion programs in the local community.

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 Robert Golden, SHRM-CP, PHR, CCP, MBA 

Northwest District Director

District directors are responsible for developing and facilitating communications between local SHRM chapters and the state council. They work with chapter leaders to incorporate state and SHRM goals into chapter activities, and promote and encourage chapter involvement in the SHRM professional and student chapter merit award program. 

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 Heather Smith, SHRM-SCP 

Southwest District Director

District directors are responsible for developing and facilitating communications between local SHRM chapters and the state council. They work with chapter leaders to incorporate state and SHRM goals into chapter activities, and promote and encourage chapter involvement in the SHRM professional and student chapter merit award program. 

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 Dale Sirek, SPHR 

Membership Director

The membership director provides leadership to membership activities in chapters, particularly assuring that chapter membership directors have access to resources necessary to recruit at-large SHRM members to affiliate with chapters, local chapter members only to SHRM, and non-affiliated HR professionals to both organizations.  

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 Sarah Baltzell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP 

Programs Director

The program director provides support to the Program Directors/Chairs/Chapter Presidents by being a resource for professional training and development activities for Washington State SHRM chapters and their members. 

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Sue Richards, SPHR, SHRM-SCP 

Workforce Readiness Director 

The workforce readiness director monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis state and local activities concerning workforce readiness issues, and works with chapters to encourage involvement in activities impacting the workforce readiness arena.

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 Tracy White, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 

Past President

The past president continues to serve as a member of the board for continued leadership and advice to the current Washington State SHRM President.

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 Gayle Keenan SHRM-SCP, SPHR 

Secretary

The secretary is responsible for prearing the proceedings of all Washington State SHRM meetings, taking minutes, and maintaining records.

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 Nancy Kasmar, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP 

Certification/Foundation Director

The Certification Director supports Certification Chapter leaders and monitors and evaluates global and local trends in SHRM Certification. As foundation director, this role promotes and represents the interests of the SHRM foundation and its activities to Washington State SHRM. 

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 Teresa Simpson, SHRM-SCP 

Communications Director

The communications director is responsible for promoting awareness of the purpose and actions of Washington State SHRM through ongoing communication efforts and branding initiatives, using communications and social media tools. 

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 Arhonda Reyes, SHRM-SCP 

Conference Director 2022

The conference director is responsible for managing all activities related to running the annual Washington State SHRM conference. 

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 Tina Powers, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 

Eastern District Director

District directors are responsible for developing and facilitating communications between local SHRM chapters and the state council. They work with chapter leaders to incorporate state and SHRM goals into chapter activities, and promote and encourage chapter involvement in the SHRM professional and student chapter merit award program. 

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 Roma Rowland, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 

Puget Sound Area District Director

District directors are responsible for developing and facilitating communications between local SHRM chapters and the state council. They work with chapter leaders to incorporate state and SHRM goals into chapter activities, and promote and encourage chapter involvement in the SHRM professional and student chapter merit award program. 

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 Stacy Lohrer, SPHR, CCP, SHRM-SCP 

Legislative Affairs Director

The Legislative affairs director monitors and evaluates on a continuing basis pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state, and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources.  Working in close cooperation with the Senior Associate, State Affairs at SHRM headquarters to carry out these responsibilities, while spearheading efforts to promote Legislative Affairs to chapter members and leadership, and to publicize successful Legislative Affairs programs in the local community. 

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 Volunteer Position Available 

Partnerships Director

The partnership director works with the Washington State SHRM board to identify annual revenue goals for partnerships, and identifies organizations in Washington state to promote Washington State SHRM partnership opportunities. They are responsible for achieving annual partnership revenue goals of Washington State SHRM.

Are you interested in volunteering for this role? If so, please contact the current WA State SHRM President, Julie Orchard. 

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Melissa Faith, SHRM-CP, PHR 

Technology Director

The technology director ensures that HR professionals within and without of SHRM are fully informed of council resources and activities by updating and maintaining the council website and other channels. 

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 Nancy Conway, SHRM-SCP 

SHRM PacWest Field Services Director

The Field Services Director acts as a liaison between SHRM and Washington State SHRM as well as other professional and student members and volunteers by answering questions, providing guidance and promoting SHRM member benefits.