About Us

Vermont Human Resource Association (VTHRA) is Vermont's oldest and largest association devoted to Human Resource professionals of all levels. Through monthly networking events, workshops and seminars, we provide information and educational resources HR professionals need to stay at the forefront of their profession.

The Vermont Human Resources Association was founded in May 1969 with the filing of a petition for chapter charter to the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management.


To enhance Human Resource professionals' ability to advance their organizations and communities.


  • Members exemplify strategic leadership
  • VHRA is a recognized leader in the community as a resource for a broad range of human resource topics and trends
  • Human Resource professionals guide their organizations for growth and success in Vermont and around the world.


  • Highest standards of excellence
  • Ethical
  • Member focused
  • Collaborative and community minded
  • Promote diversity and differing viewpoints
  • Wise steward of resources

On-going goals

Continue to:

  • Build a strong sustainable organization
  • Have an active and involved membership capitalizing on their knowledge
  • Use technology and media that is relevant to our members
  • Collaborate with other organizations to deliver value to our members and community


The organization generally meets eight to ten  times a year. Networking Breakfasts continue to be very popular and seem to accommodate the busy schedules of our members while providing educational opportunities on a variety of topics.

Board of Directors

These leadership positions include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Membership Chair 
  • Program Co-Chairs
  • SHRM Certification Chair
  • Workforce Development Chair

More information

Human Resources Professionals interested in learning more about VHRA or joining, are encouraged to contact our Membership Chair:

Terri Terreri
Phone: (802) 862-2771, Ext 732
E-mail: membership@vthra.org


society for human resource management (shrm)

VHRA (Chapter #119) has maintained close ties with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the national professional association.

SHRM is the leading voice of the human resources profession, providing:

  • Education and information services;
  • Conferences and seminars;
  • Government and media representation; and
  • Online services and publications

... to more than 130,000 professional and student members.

For information about SHRM membership, call (800) 283-SHRM or (703) 548-3440 or apply online at www.shrm.org.