The formation of the IPMA-HR Greater KC Chapter was the work of several individuals: Richard Krueger (U.S. Office of Personnel Management), Tom Lewinsohn (City of Kansas City,MO), and James Witkop (U.S. Office of Personnel Management). Other key members included Larry Harkness (City of Kansas City, MO), and Pat Brazil (U.S. Department of Labor).

Pat Brazil was appointed as the Chapter's first President. The Chapter's charter was officially filed with IPMA-US on July 1, 1975, even though the progression toward the development of the Chapter began in the early 1970s when the Chapter's "founding fathers" started crossing paths with one another.

The IPMA-HR Greater KC Chapter now serves as a clearing house and source for human resources research, information, surveys, studies, and best practices. Locally the organization has grown to be recognized as an outstanding resource for public sector and non-profit human resources professionals by providing developmental, networking, and educational opportunities.