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Welcome to GCHRA!

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources. We welcome you to join our organization! 



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Congratulations goes to Cynthia Black, SHRM-CP, for receiving the 2022 GCHRA Lifetime Achievement Award!

Cynthia Black is currently the Asst. Vice President of HR with The Peoples Bank in Biloxi, Mississippi and holds both her HR Professional Certification and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Leadership.

She has worked in all areas of Human Resources for over 25 years, both in the public and private sectors.

With her experience in HR, and working for the Moss Point School District for 15 yrs, she has had opportunity to present for the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents, Southeastern Association of School Business Officials, Mississippi School Nutrition Association and the Mississippi Association for School Business Officials.

She has been involved as a community volunteer and has served on multiple committees and boards. She currently serves on the Pascagoula-Gautier School Board as Secretary and is the Board Chair with Community Action of South MS.  

As a member of the Gulf Coast Human Resource Association she has served as the 2018 Diversity Chair, 2019 President-Elect, 2020 & 2021 President and is currently the 2022 Past-President.


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

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  • September 13, 2022


    The Gulf Coast Human Resource Association would like to congratulate Cynthia Black, SHRM-CP, as our new 2022-

  • 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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