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Welcome to the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association (GCHRA), an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Whether you are a newcomer to the HR field or possess years of experience, we serve as your local starting point for networking, information, professional development, and ongoing support in the pursuit of excellence in Human Resources. Join our organization and become part of a thriving community of HR professionals united in fostering excellence, innovation, and collaborative success across diverse industries along the Gulf Coast.



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Come join us at the Mississippi SHRM State Conference: "The Power of People: Navigating Tomorrow, Today" Register by 7/31 to receive the Early Bird Rate: $449 and then save an additional $50 by being a chapter member.

*members will receive the special chapter member discount code via email

Congratulations to Ruth Montana for receiving the 2023 GCHRA Lifetime Achievement Award, Dusti Pisarich for receiving the 2023 Professional of the Year Award, and Leah Jenkins for receiving the Emerging Professional Award!



Our Chapter has joined SHRM in the Dual Membership Release (DMR) program.  The program was launched on January 17, 2023, and it enables our members to now renew their GCHRA Chapter membership along with their SHRM membership on the SHRM website with ONE transaction. Click the link below to renew or join today!


GCHRA Awarded the 2022 Bronze Excel Award

This award recognizes outstanding achievements in Chapter operations and a commitment to providing meaningful programs and services for our members. It also is recognition of our continued growth and development as a business leader, capable of developing strategies that lead to business success!  We are immensely proud of our leadership and are grateful for our continued partnership with SHRM. 


Feature your business on our web page, at Chapter meetings, and member communications; or join us as a guest speaker.


Annual Sponsor: 

“Gulf Coast Human Resource Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®."


Upcoming Events

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  • August 8, 2024 - 7:30am
    The Swetman Building on 723 Howard Avenue, Second Floor, Biloxi, MS 39530

    Save the date for our August chapter meeting.

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  • June 8, 2020

    We are proud to share with you that under the leadership of Jennifer Dutchover, 2019 Chapter President, and along with the dedication and hard work of the 2019 Chapter Officers, the Gulf Coast Huma

  • June 10, 2019

    SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) has awarded Gulf Coast Human Resource Association (GCHRA) its prestigious EXCEL Platinum Award for GCHRA’s accomplishments in 2018.

  • February 9, 2019

    Please come and supoort our Past President Amber! GCHRA is a proud supporter of this event!

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