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About Us

    GCHRA's Purpose and Objective

    Since its beginning in 1935, the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association has developed into a progressive and professional association which attracts Greater Cincinnati’s top Human Resource practitioners into its membership.

    Human Resource professionals serve their employers and the business community in many roles, from benefits and employment law expertise to leading innovation and motivation. Ultimately, we are the managers of any company’s most important resource, human capital.

    Because of this complex role, we need as many of our own resources and support as possible, and GCHRA’s purpose is to be that resource and support. We strive to continue to advance the Human Resource profession through sharing experience and knowledge.

    Our Vision and Mission

    • VISION
      The Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (GCHRA) is the premier leader in providing professional interactive development and community involvement opportunities to HR professionals. GCHRA is a champion and a catalyst to stretch the boundaries of our profession, providing HR expertise to the business community, and increasing HR’s role and impact in the businesses in which our members serve.
    • MISSION
      GCHRA empowers its members to grow professionally, build meaningful relationships, and contribute to the success of the organizations and communities in which they work, live, and play.

    About the Association

    The governing body of GCHRA is the Board of Directors whose duties are outlined in the Constitution and By-Laws. We also adhere to SHRM's Code of Ethics Policy.

    The Board consists of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and twelve functional committee chairpersons. Two-year terms are served by each elected board member. One member shall be appointed to a 6-year term which will follow the following profession: Vice President (years 1-2), President (years 3-4), and Past President (years 5-6). All association members are invited and encouraged to actively participate on one of the committees.

    Advance Your Professional Development Skills

    From educational events to committee and activity volunteer opportunities, GCHRA offers many avenues for professional development including:

    • Monthly membership meetings focus on a wide range of HR and business topics
    • HR and Legal Roundtables are held monthly to discuss prevalent issues in business
    • Members can serve on various committees to work on GCHRA services and functions
    • Resources available to members include: web sites, publications, and personal contacts and study groups for SHRM certification

    Additional information can be found at

    And don't forget to check our calendar for upcoming events.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

    Celia Werner
    Chapter Administrator

    Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association
    4010 Executive Park Drive, Suite 100
    Cincinnati, OH  45241
    gchracincinnati@gmail.com
    Phone: 513-554-4747 Fax: 513-563-9743