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NNMHRA President's Message for 2019

    January 22, 2019

    Happy New Year to my fellow Human Resource Colleagues!

    It seemed like 2018 passed by much to quickly. I am looking forward to a robust and fulfilling 2019 and hope you all are too. 

    In 2018 we had a very active Board of Directors who surpassed all expectations and accomplished the goals that we established.

    I would like to take the opportunity to reflect a bit on the prior year and to give you insight into what I see for this New Year!
    Highlights of accomplishments included...
    • Created an updated Mission Statement for the Chapter
    • Grew Chapter membership over 10%
    • Implemented QuickBooks to streamline budgeting and monthly financial reporting
    • Planned monthly events that averaged 20+ members in attendance
    • Event speakers were highly rated with a variety of topics and many community speakers presented at monthly events
    • Planned and presented the very successful Legal Update Conference 
    • The Chapter won an award for being a SHRM Foundation Champion and was honored with an Excel Award for its development of the HR community
    • Provided a monthly newsletter to keep the HR and business community engaged
    • Developed an on line annual dues renewal process through the organization website
    • Increased social media activities
    • Updated the Chapter By Laws

    In 2019 we will continue to do more of the same because our mission is to provide our members with quality, compelling topics at our monthly events. We have new Board members who were sworn in at the December annual meeting. They are Marianne Palacios who will be VP Marketing and Jill Bellospirito who will be VP Membership. I'd like to recognize and thank Shane Muth and Brandon Writtenberry for leading the Membership growth in 2018 and Karissa Martinez for her accomplishments in Marketing. Finally, I want to thank Judy Perkins for her leadership of the chapter as past President during 2018.

    The NNMHRA Board includes the following members for 2019...

    Jeff Gruber - President

    Joe Palmeri - President Elect and VP Finance

    LaGina Glass - VP Administration and Secretary

    Michael Perea - Co VP Programs - Recertification

    Dora Anaya - Co VP Programs

    Jill Bellospirito - VP Membership

    Marianne Palacios - VP Marketing

    Carmen Chavez - VP Communications - Newsletter

    Miche Garcia - VP Diversity and Community Relations

    I look forward to an outstanding 2019 and hope to see you
    at a monthly event. The event venue for our monthly meetings will be The Hilton Santa Fe!

    Jeff Gruber, President