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Welcome to the Kentucky SHRM Council

The Kentucky SHRM Council, Inc., (KYSHRM) is the state affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 300,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India, and United Arab Emirates. KYSHRM serves over 3,000 human resource professionals and advances the HR profession in Kentucky through our local chapters, as well as our student chapters.

Welcome to Katie Adams, PHR!

KYSHRM's New Executive Director

Katie Adams is the executive director of the Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management, a professional association for HR professionals that provides leadership and guidance to local chapter affiliates as well as at-large SHRM members. Katie has a B.S. in Workforce Leadership and an A.A. in Paralegal Studies from the University of Louisville and completed an internship with the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. 
Katie has 10 years of progressive experience within the field of human resources including employee benefits, payroll, legal compliance, HR systems and technology, full cycle recruitment, policy development, employee relations, performance management, leadership development and onboarding. Prior employers include Assured Partners, Mortenson Dental Partners, Integrity HR, Inc. and M&P Collections, Inc. Katie resides in Shelby County with her husband Jeremy (Partner at Studio Kremer Architects) and four children Max, Elliott, Emma and Abigail. 

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