Welcome to the Evansville-Area Human Resource Association, Inc., an affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. We are the leading professional association for human resource professionals in the tri-state area of Southwestern Indiana, Kentucky, and Southern Illinois.



EHRA was represented at our nation's capital on Thursday, November 16, 2017 when hundreds of HR professionals lobbied with representatives to share employer implications of tax reform on employer-sponsored benefits and ask for support for the Workflex in the 21st Century Act.

Sara Garrett, President; Wendy Gumbel, President-Elect; Congressman Dr. Larry Buschon; Maddy Erdell, Signature School Student; Tela Erdel, Past President

 We were honored to be recognized at the Indiana State SHRM Conference on August 28, 2017 for being the chapter with the highest SHRM membership affiliation percentage in our state! Thank you to our members for helping us achieve this award!

Left to right: Mary Thompson, Membership Chair; Jake Fulcher, President; Sara Garrett, President-Elect; Kelly Rideout, Treasurer; Wendy Gumbel, Web Chair; Josh Gessling, Communications Chair


Upcoming Events:

Thursday, February 15, 2018


Old National Events Plaza - Locust Rooms, Evansville, IN

11:00am-11:30am - Registration and Networking

11:30am-12:00pm - Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm - Program


Program Information

Looking Ahead to 2018: Talent and Reward Trends

The latest talent trends research to help you build, attract and retain your workforce for tomorrow.

With 9 out of 10 employers anticipating that competition for talent will further increase, putting the right talent strategies in place is not an HR issue, it's a critical business priority. Join us for to hear the latest insights from Mercer's Talent Trends Study, highlighting how key trends may impact your business, your employees, and the Future of Work.

You'll walk away with insights and ideas to strengthen your talent and rewards strategy to attract and retain the right talent, and align your business priorities for long-term success.

 Our expert will cover the following topics:

*Growth By Design: Driving a Bold Change Agenda
*A Shift In What We Value: A New Rewards Paradigm
*A Workplace For Me: Personalization of the Employee Experience
*The Quest for Insight: Predictive Analytics are Still Out of Reach


Speaker: Laura Mooser, Principal, Mercer


Present Responsibilities

Laura Mooser is a Principal and senior compensation consultant in the Career business in Mercer’s Louisville office. She develops and implements total rewards solutions to meet client business needs.  Laura typically works in the areas of base and incentive pay plan design.

In addition to her expertise in job analysis, job titling architecture, job family and career level development and domestic salary structure design and implementation, she has experience implementing pay-for-performance programs for various employee groups (from hourly employees through executives).


Laura frequently consults with client’s Board of Directors, Compensation Committees and senior leadership team to address executive
and broad-based compensation matters.  In addition, Laura has led and/or been an integral part of client projects in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, energy, water/wastewater, automotive, government, consumer goods, retail, higher education,
healthcare, tax-exempt, and public sector organizations.  

Education and Personal Background

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisville. Prior to joining Mercer she worked as a compensation and benefits executive for Norton Healthcare (Louisville, KY). She also served in similar roles with The Health Alliance (Cincinnati, OH), The Campbell Clinic (Memphis, TN) and the Baptist Healthcare System (Louisville, KY); and started her career in
human resources while working for First National Bank (dba, PNC).

Nonprofit: The Evanville Dream Center 

Donations being accepted at meeting: Prepackaged snacks