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Our History

Founded in 2006, LAHRA is a dynamic collective of HR professionals, ranging from newcomers to seasoned experts, representing various industries across the Livingston area. An affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and prides itself on offering quality speakers at its monthly program meetings, with an emphasis on topics that are approved for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. Our members are the driving force behind our association, and we value the diversity of skills, experiences, and perspectives they bring. 


About Livingston County's Premier HR Network

Whether you're an HR veteran, a newbie, or simply an enthusiast, LAHRA is the place for you. With our diverse programs and initiatives, we ensure that our members are equipped with the resources they need to excel in their careers and contribute positively to their organizations. Thank you for visiting our website. We invite you to explore further, participate in our events, and become a part of the thriving LAHRA community. Together, we shape the future of HR in the Livingston area. We offer:
  • Professional Development: Through our workshops, seminars, and training sessions, we ensure our members are always up-to-date with the latest HR trends, regulations, and tools.

  • Networking Opportunities: We organize regular events, both online and offline, to allow our members to connect, share insights, and build lasting professional relationships.

  • Community Engagement: We believe in giving back. LAHRA collaborates with local organizations and schools to promote HR as a career choice and provide resources to the broader community.

  • Knowledge Exchange: With our community partnerships, online platforms, and special networking events, our members can share challenges, solutions, and learn from each other in a supportive environment.

Awards and Accolades

SHRM Excel Awards

SHRM recently awarded Livingston Area HR Association its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for the chapter’s accomplishments in 2022. The EXCEL award is given to state councils and chapters to recognize major accomplishments, strategic activities, and tactical initiatives that elevate the profession of human resources. LAHRA has been recipients of this award repeatedly over the years:

SHRM Excel 2022
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Volunteer Leader of the Year

The award recognizes the outstanding volunteer whose unselfish and dedicated service has made a significant difference in their role and mirrors the commitment to success in our professional chapters. MISHRM’s Volunteer of the Year Award will recognize an individual who is an outstanding contributor in a SHRM chapter, committee, board, taskforce, or working group in the current year of his or her volunteer position.

2020 - Andrea Harris, President

Our Past Presidents


Julia Keider


Jennier Slater


Greg Modd


Andrea Harris


Andrea Harris


Tina Jackson


Toni Jackson


Suzy Murphy


Kelly Lutman


Corrie Williams


Christy Conn


Lyn Hewitt


Kristi Stutz


Steve WIlliams


Tracie Wolfe


Tim Cornelius


Cheryl Colloton

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