Welcome to North Texas SHRM!

We are celebrating 50 years of serving human resource professionals in the north Texas area.  It is hard to believe the changes we have seen in the last 18 months, but just look at how far we have come in the past fifty years!  We started out as the Denton Personnel Association on July 19,1971, changed our name to Denton Human Resource Association in 1996, and in 2001 we became North Texas SHRM to reflect our deep connection with the national SHRM organization.  Together we are better. 

2020 was a challenging year for everyone, and particularly for those who work in Human Resources.  As an organization, North Texas SHRM had to figure out how to continue offering education resources to our members.  We moved to virtual luncheons, held our annual conference virtually, and added resources to our website to keep our members informed and connected to navigate the ever-changing compliance landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now we are ready to go back in-person as we continue to provide timely and relevant education and networking opportunities to help you serve the companies you work for, and to advance your career. 

As we continue to navigate Return to Work policies, new compliance requirements due to ARPA and other recent legislation, racial unrest, and diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, you can count on NTXSHRM to be there for you.  The Board of Directors is committed to providing the highest quality educational programming and networking opportunities to all HR professionals in the North Texas area. We are here to support you through our monthly Education Luncheons, Legal Symposium, Annual Conference, and networking opportunities to keep you current, connected, and engaged. Be sure to check the NTXSHRM website frequently for details and registration instructions for upcoming events.

Joye Williams, President 1996 and 2006, recently told me, “Continuing education is an absolute necessity, at least annually.  Just when you think you have it all down and know it all... surprise!  Something new comes along.  Also, take advantage becoming a member of organizations such as North Texas SHRM!  Not only will it give you an avenue to stay on top of H.R. laws and regulations, but you also have the opportunity to develop some amazing colleague relationships whom you will find yourself leaning on when you need someone to turn to for advice and recommendations.”

In January, I challenged the board to stretch themselves this year, and I hope you have seen the difference.  We’ve updated and improved our email messages, we are more visible on social media, and we continue to update and improve our website.  But we are not stopping there!  We are working on more initiatives that will be rolled out over the upcoming months, so make sure you are staying connected with us.  I am so proud of our board members for achieving so much during this extremely hectic and busy time as an HR professional.

If you want to make a difference at your company, get certified, or just make connections and network, then North Texas SHRM is the place to be.  We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you. 

Shirley Krueger


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