The Inland Empire Society for Human Resource Management Chapter was established in 2004 as a 100% affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Our members pay no annual membership dues or fees to be a member of Inland Empire SHRM with current SHRM membership.

The mission of Inland Empire Society for Human Resource Management is to provide HR professionals with local resources for professional development, information on laws, and best practices impacting the field of Human Resources.

Our vision is to develop a collaborative group of IE SHRM members and HR professionals in the Inland Empire through participation, mentorship and networking.

We strive to add value to the organizations we serve and contribute to the ethical success of those organizations. We advocate for the HR profession, and strive to enhance the knowledge, credibility and value of Human Resources.

Inland Empire SHRM membership has grown to over 500 HR professionals and has been awarded the SHRM Membership Super Star for significant membership growth.


Message from Board President, Lora Hassani

An Invitation
By: Lora Hassani, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


I would like to invite you to attend Inland Empire SHRM meetings this year. If you haven't attended an event in a while, come and see what's new with IE SHRM.


Your experience and ideas make all the difference. Our HR community is made stronger by the participation and contributions of our chapter members. We want to hear about the challenges you have faced and successes you have achieved. You may have the answers to a challenge one of your HR peers is currently facing. Sharing what you know with others is essential in building our collective HR knowledge. I invite you to connect with your peers at meetings and events, or on social media, or join the IE SHRM LinkedIn group.


If you have subject matter expertise in a particular area of HR, I invite you to share your knowledge by presenting what you know at a monthly chapter meeting or by writing an article for the IE SHRM newsletter. The information you share may be invaluable to others. Connect with a board member at a monthly meeting or send an email to
I invite you to connect with me on LinkedIn or at an IE SHRM meeting. I look forward to meeting you.


Board of Directors

President: Lora Hassani, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
President-Elect: Pat Steet, EdD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
Secretary: Daniella Waitschies
Treasurer: Douglas House,  MS, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SPHRca
VP of Membership: Vacant
Membership Chair: Renee Moody, PHR
College Relations Chair: Stacey Barnier
Emerging HR Professionals Chair:  Pat Steet, EdD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
VP of Marketing: Mary Mizell
Social Media Chair: Mary Mizell
Sponsorship Chair: Stacey Barnier
Director of Programs: Vilma Brager, PHR, SHRM-CP
Logistics Chair: Vacant
Certification Director: Richard Dawson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, HRPM, sHRBP

Legislative Director: Brent Garrett, Esq.

Conference Chair: Bob Bruner

IE SHRM Past Presidents

2015-2016            Craig Seal, PhD, PHR, SHRM-CP
2013-2014            Rhonda Tompkins, PHR, SHRM-CP
2013                       Sharee Andrade, PHR
2012                       Richard Dawson, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
2011                       Bob Bruner, Founder
2009-2010            Joy Ward, Founder
2008                       Paul Becker, PHR
2007                       Paul Becker, PHR

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