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.



 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


We are excited to announce that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently awarded the Evansville Human Resources Association the prestigious EXCEL Gold Award for the chapter's accomplishments in 2016! Thank you to our members, and our Board of Directors, for helping us achieve this designation!





September Member Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center, Evansville, IN

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

11:30am-12:00pm - Lunch

12:00pm-1:00pm - Program

Program Description:

Be The CEO of Your Own Career and Empower the Leader Within You!

Many Human Resources professionals spend more time addressing the career issues of others and neglect investing in their own career development and satisfaction. HR professionals need to be in control of their own career destiny so it doesn’t happen by default. After interviewing 590+ individuals from around the world for her best-selling book: This Is Not The Career I Ordered, Caroline Dowd-Higgins has compiled valuable professional lessons applicable to every working professional from entry-level to executives. Learn the importance of playing to your strengths and honoring your career values. Discover effective strategies to ramp up your professional presence, communication skills, and self-confidence and learn why employee engagement is up to you. Leverage your participation in EHRA as a way to ramp up your leadership skills. This high-energy session is chock-full of valuable take-aways and easy to use action steps to help you make the most out of your career and handle the realities of life and work integration. Give yourself permission to define success on your own terms and become the CEO of your own career!


Caroline Dowd-Higginsis the Executive Director of Career & Professional Development for the Indiana University Alumni Association. She leads an expanded alumni career enhancement and leadership development program empowering IU alumni throughout their professional lives. With over a decade of career and professional development experience, Caroline authored the book and maintains the blog: This Is Not the Career I Ordered® (now in the 2nd edition) which showcases her savvy professional development advice and women who are thriving after a career transition or reinvention. Caroline writes for the Huffington Post, Ellevate Network, and a column for The Chroniclenewspaper in Indiana.

An accomplished public speaker, Caroline is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and presents to audiences globally. Her international podcast show - Your Working Life, features guest experts sharing wisdom about life and career is available on iTunes. Her online video series – Thrive! is on YouTube and tackles current issues including career satisfaction, and health & wellness for women. www.carolinedowdhiggins.com



The Tristate Food Bank will be our September nonprofit. Devon Delaney, Child Hunger and Outreach Programs Coordinator, will be at our meeting to discuss the work the Tristate Food Bank does in our community. They will be collecting Peanut Butter at the meeting.