President's Message

Big Bend SHRM celebrates 35 years in 2018.  It is my honor to serve this great organization.  Big Bend SHRM is a leader on local, state and national levels. Our reputation is one to be very proud of and our peers across the nation hold us in high regard. 

Our mission as an organization is to further the professional growth and development of our members and to provide a forum through which they can exchange ideas on problems facing human resource professionals in the community.  We continue to filter our initiatives with the goal to: GROW OUR MEMBERSHIP, SERVE OUR MEMBERS and LEAD IN THE COMMUNITY. In 2018, we will continue to provide quality programming and networking opportunities to our members.

WebEx will continue to be an option in 2018 to allow our colleagues who are unable to attend our monthly programs.  In addition, we will continue offering the one-time free guest to members so that potential members can be introduced to our organization and the value of membership.  At registration, please designate your guest as your 2018 free guest by emailing our treasurer.

In addition to our monthly meetings, will offer two certified master series sessions (2 hour in-depth presentations) – one in March and one in September, a fiduciary educational workshop in April, and a certified two-hour employment law training event in November (date TBD).

HR Tallahassee is scheduled for May 9 and will be held for the first time at the FSU Turnbull Center.  Other occasions for advancing your career and the HR profession lie in Certification classes (Spring & Fall), new member orientation, and workforce readiness and community outreach volunteer opportunities. 

We will celebrate our 35th anniversary this fall at a special event. The planning committee is hard at work and will provide details soon.  You will not want to miss this!

2018 is shaping up to be a fantastic year for BBSHRM.  Please contact me at if you have any suggestions or if I can answer any questions. 


Suzanne Hudson

2018 President

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