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The Owensboro Society for Human Resource Management (OSHRM) was founded on May 16, 1968. It is proud to be among the more than 575 affiliated SHRM chapters in the United States.  OSHRM is a nonprofit, 501(c)(6) organization.

The OSHRM chapter is comprised of about 125 Human Resource professionals working in Owensboro and surrounding area. Approximately 50% of OSHRM members are national SHRM members and 30% of OSHRM members are certified as HR professionals by HRCI or SHRM.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​The purposes of OSHRM include:

  • To promote a forum for the personal and professional development of our members.

  • To provide an arena for the development of trust relationships where common problems can be discussed.

  • To provide an opportunity to focus on current human resource management issues of importance to our members.

  • To provide a focus for legislative attention to state and national human resource management issues.

  • To provide valuable channels for the gathering and dissemination of information.




Tammy Keller

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Dee Dee Jackson

SHRM Foundation


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Michelle Drake

Workforce Development

Nikie Walker

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Linda Keller

VP of Membership

Megan Edwards

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Julia Gough

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Carol Huff

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Professional Development

Anita Cash

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Legal Affairs

Mark McAnulty

College Relations

Amanda Billingsley

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Zachary Parsons

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Past President

Casey Richeson

Join the Board

Each Board position has certain responsibilities, but there are a few responsibilities that are common to all of them:

  • Terms are for two years except for President-Elect which is four years, two as President-Elect and two as President.

  • Regular attendance and active participation in monthly Board meetings.  Board meeting are usually held on the first Thursday of each month.

  • Build your knowledge about your role and OSHRM.

  • Be willing to use your time, knowledge, and resources to help the Board and lead the Chapter.

  • Regular attendance at Chapter meetings.  Chapter meetings are usually held on the second Tuesday of each month.

  • Be a member in good standing with OSHRM and SHRM.

SHRM has created general position descriptions for chapter leadership position.   Click here​​​​​​​ to visit that webpage.

The OSHRM Board leads and organizes the direction and activities for the OSHRM group.  Benefits of taking on a volunteer position include:

  • Networking
  • Resume booster
  • Recognition as an HR leader 
  • Recertification credits toward SHRM and/or HRCI for your volunteer role
  • Membership in National SHRM (if employer does not cover)
  • Attendance at the annual KYSHRM Leadship Conference (includes registration, lodging, meals)
  • Registration to the KYSHRM Conference for one Board member each year
  • Opportunities to shape the chapter and our regional HR future​​​​​​​

Interested in learning more?  Contact Zac Parsons​​​​​​​, OSHRM President.