About Us

Presidents Message


On behalf of our Membership and Board of Directors, I would like to welcome you to the Human Resource Management Association of Western New England.  If you are a current member, THANK YOU for your continued support, and helping to drive our chapter forward.  If you are interested in joining this very dynamic and diverse group of individuals, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or a board member at any time for more information.

Our vision at HRMA of WNE is to provide educational programs to further the human resource profession, be your premier source for networking and support as you progress in your professional journey.  Our upcoming year has a series of programs and events that will be sure to support this vision. 

Our Board of Directors and committee members are comprised of an all-volunteer group of human resource professionals, offering their time to further our vision and the HR profession. With-out this dedicated group of individuals, we would not be the chapter we are today.

Whether you are a seasoned HR professional, or just starting your journey in this wonderful profession, we look forward to seeing you at our events.  Any time you have questions, feel free to contact me.

All the best!

Who We Are

Founded in 1945, the Human Resource Management Association of Western New England, originally known as the Industrial Relations Association, has been a progressive organization whose purpose is to:

  • EDUCATE: Provide members valuable resources, information and education in the field of human resources.  Our pre-approved programs provide the opportunity to earn both SHRM and HRCI credits needed to maintain your professional certifications.

  • CONNECT: Promote professional relationships among those in the industry and those individuals that support the industry of human resources

  • SUPPORT: Encourage the exchange of ideas and discussion of issues common to human resources administration

Dinner meetings are normally held the third Monday of each month featuring speakers and programs on a variety of human resource related topics. Meeting announcements and information are located on our website under the Calendar of Events (insert Link) and via email. If you interested in receiving meeting announcements via email, please contact Pam Thornton, Membership Chairperson, at [email protected].

Membership is open to persons responsibly engaged in human resource/personnel work for a member organization of the Human Resource Management Association. Consultants and other third parties are eligible for limited membership status. You may obtain more information on membership options under Membership (Insert Link). To review the HRMAWNE Privacy Policy, click on Privacy Policy.

Questions? Feel free to contact us via phone (413) 789-6400, fax (413) 789-6470, email  or in writing at:

Human Resource Management Association of Western New England
P.O. Box 1070
Agawam, MA 01001-6070