From the President

Dear Chapter Members and Guests,

I am honored to be your IPMA Greater KC Chapter President for the 2020-2021 program year. I am thankful to serve with outstanding and dedicated board members from the HR community, including President-Elect Steve Smith, Secretary Christy Mann, Treasurer Kathy McNemee, Program Chair Casey Campbell, Members-At-Large Erika Colacicco and Debbie Duncan, and Past President Sari Maple. I would like to personally thank those who have served on the Board of Directors in the past. We truly appreciate your commitment to the Chapter and the legacy you have provided.

I hope you have had the opportunity to take some time off this summer and do something fun. We have been busy planning for another great year with your fellow HR professionals in the Greater KC area. You will not want to miss any of this year's monthly programs. Our focus is to provide engaging speakers and topics that will connect with each member – regardless of HR team size. Our topics are selected based on member input throughout the year and the main way we receive input is through your suggestions.

There are many reasons to join the Greater KC Chapter of IPMA-HR. If we have learned anything from this past year of challenges and uncertainties, it is that networking has been more important than ever in helping us all get through these unprecedented times together. IPMA-HR offers tremendous opportunity to network with your HR peers from other jurisdictions. You will also have opportunities to gain knowledge from experts in the field of HR as well as attend local, regional, and national training conferences.

If you have not already joined, please take this opportunity to register online. You won't find a better or more affordable opportunity anywhere that will keep you up-to-date on what's happening in HR and provide the opportunity to network with your peers.

I look forward to a great year and I can't wait to meet our newest members!


Shawn Aulgur
Chapter President
IPMA-HR Greater KC Chapter

Past Presidents

1975 Pat Brazil
1976 Bonnie L. Simms
1977 Bill Robards
1982 B. Gwen Revels
1984 Foster Dieckhoff
1987 Rick Drumm
1989 Nancy Stovall
1990 Joel H. Kallem
1992 Dianna Wright
1993 Dennis Dumovich
1994 Pat Hawkins
1995 Nick Nichols
1996 Bertt Mathews
1997 Pamela Kannady
1998 Yasmine Chapman
1999 Tom Briggs
2000 Lori Carnahan
2001 Susan Gray
2002 Cindy Pitts
2003 Brenda Mack
2004 Kim Marshall
2005 Samantha Hughes
2006 Don Woodson
2007 Colleen Browne
2008 Lois Gartman
2009 Amy C. Brusven IPMA-CP
2010 Shana Marsh, MSA
2011 Jan Gall IPMA-CP, SPHR
2012 Jose Portuguez
2013 Lori Briggs
2014 Lori Briggs
2015 Lori Briggs
2016 Sunshine Petrone
2017 Becky Salter
2018 Charlene Leslie
2019 Sari Maple