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 advance professionals and organizations through Human Resource education and networking.



  • Our members exemplify stategic leadership
  • VTHRA is a recognized leader in the community as a resource providing comprehensive education on a broad range of business topics and trends.
  • Human Resource Professionals guide their organization for growth and success in VT and around the world.
  • Have an active and involved membership that capitalizes on their knowledge while encouraging both networking and volunteer management.


  • Member focused
  • Ethical practices
  • Lifelong learning
  • Foster diversity and inclusion
  • Collaborative and community minded
  • Knowledge and resource training
  • Have fun!

On-going goals

Continue to:

  • Build a strong sustainable organization
  • Have an active and involved membership
  • Grow the HR Profession by supporting HR certification
  • 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.