Society for Human Resource Management Creates New HR Chapter in Northern California

Jan 13, 2017

SAN MATEO, Calif., Jan.13, 2017 The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is establishing a new local chapter in northern California.

The SHRM Northern California chapter was announced by SHRM President and CEO Henry G. (Hank) Jackson at a Thursday, Jan. 12, opening reception for HR professionals at SHRM's new satellite office in San Mateo.

The chapter will serve HR professionals in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, Oakland/Walnut Creek, San Jose, Santa Rosa, Sonoma and North Bay.

SHRM Northern California joins more than 570 other affiliated SHRM chapters in the United States, including 16 other chapters in California and the California State Council of SHRM (CalSHRM).

The Northern California chapter has a robust schedule of chapter meetings, along with seminars and professional development sessions.

SHRM always has had a significant commitment to HR professionals in California. It opened an office in Sacramento in 2014 to ensure that it was addressing local issues and concerns.  

"Now we have an opportunity to address even more specifically Bay Area HR professionals' needs through local networking, resources and programming," Jackson said.

Jackson said he is excited to have an opportunity to work with the Bay Area HR leaders to develop and manage a chapter structure that serves their professional needs, as well as the Northern California business community.

Visit for more information about the chapter and updates about meetings.

Media: To learn more, contact Sundra Hominik of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6273 and or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 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. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.



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