President's Letter

Dear friends and colleagues, 

 Welcome to Lake/Geauga Area Chapter of SHRM (LGASHRM).  We are happy you have made the commitment to participate in an organization that will enrich and enlighten you both professionally and personally.  For over 30 years, we have been helping local Human Resources professionals connect, support, and grow.  LGASHRM is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a community of over 300,000 HR and business leaders across the globe, committed to serving Human Resources professionals and their affiliated organizations.  

We are dedicated to being an advocate on the most critical issues facing workplaces and the Human Resources profession.  Our programming continues to position LGASHRM as the leading authority in Northeast Ohio for providing expertise and

 consultation on current and emerging trends in Human Resources to our members and the communities where we live and work.  As such, we offer programs and events that keep you informed, offer professional development credits, and allow for networking opportunities.  Additionally, please take a moment to review the wealth of information offered on our website lgashrm.org.  Our chapter also periodically sends out email blasts to our membership highlighting important program information, legislative updates, and other relevant information affecting the Human Resources profession. 

The success of our chapter is a direct result of all our efforts.  From volunteer Board members and committee chairs to program participants, we all play a role in keeping our profession at the forefront of regulatory changes and providing solutions to the complexities that face our ever-changing workforce.  Your participation in LGASHRM will provide many opportunities to learn and engage, not only in our great programming, but through networking, volunteering, and community connection.  I encourage you to join a committee or simply speak to one of our Board members regarding how you can get involved in positively impacting our local communities.  Let’s keep driving change in the world of work! 

It is an honor and a privilege to lead such a vibrant and dedicated community of professionals who are committed to excellence, collaboration, and continuous growth.  I look forward to meeting you at one of our LGASHRM membership meetings, programs, or events!

Warm regards, 

Patty Schenker, PHR, SHRM-CP