About Us

Welcome to the KYSHRM Website!

Amanda Huddleston - Chair Elect
Amanda Huddleston, SHRM-CP, CSP

The Kentucky SHRM Council is comprised of approximately 40 HR Volunteer Leaders dedicated to advancing and serving the HR profession in the State of Kentucky. Our mission is to promote the advancement of HR by supporting chapters, energizing and engaging members, and collaborating as a State Advocate with external partners. Our volunteers give of their time, energy, and expertise to advocate key HR initiates advancing the HR profession and having a successful impact to the bottom line of Kentucky employers.

Our State Council goal for 2022 is to BUILD BACK BETTER HR in Kentucky

It was a rough couple of years for all of us, and especially for those we serve: our HR professionals.  We believe that to accomplish our goal, we need to do the following:

Build a Better Board
Through growing the professionalism and leadership of our state and local HR leaders, giving them the resources needed for success and needed education through our state conferences.

Build a Better Workplace
Through driving workplace initiatives that focus on mental health, inclusion/diversity/equity and encouraging businesses down new pathways that lead them to be a Best Place to Work in Kentucky.

Build a Better Workforce
Through continuing our drive of the Bus-To-Business program in collaboration with the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center and planting the necessary seeds to help our future workforce thrive.


If you are a member of a local and/or national chapter, thank you for being a part of this amazing team.  If you are not, there are endless benefits for being both a member of a local chapter and joining national SHRM. Interested in becoming a member of your local chapter? Click here to learn about our local chapters on our website. To learn more about national SHRM and to join go to www.SHRM.org/membership.

We encourage you to bookmark and save our website to have as a resource to help you as an HR professional which includes:

  • Statewide Local Chapter links providing information and contacts.
  • Registration information on our annual KYSHRM State Conference and Best Places to Work in Kentucky Awards Dinner.
  • Other state and local chapter events.

We provide a full contact list of our Kentucky SHRM Council Board of Directors on our website. These individuals are committed to serve and excited to hear from you on opportunities, ideas or suggestions to help advance the HR profession in Kentucky. Whether you are brand new to the HR profession or have been in the profession long enough to remember when we did not have computers, we are here for you!

You and your profession in HR are the reason we are here, so please let us know how we can help you.  We hope to see you at one of our many local and statewide events this year!

Amanda Huddleston, SHRM-CP, CSP
2022 KYSHRM Chair