History

The Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association was chartered by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in 1983. The association has grown steadily over the past 35+ years, increasing our membership and expanding our services. Today, the GVFHRA is an award-winning chapter with over 400 members and 20 committees to help our members and the HR community.

A SHRM Excel Award Chapter-Silver 

SHRM changed their award categories in 2017 and we were awarded the Gold designation for our commitment to excellence to our members and to the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

A Merit/Superior Merit Award Chapter

The GVFHRA has received recognition as a top-ranked chapter for excellence in operations and service to members by The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In fact, for  thirteen years in a row, GVFHRA was awarded the Merit or the Superior Merit Award for the following:

  • effective operations of a chapter

  • professional development of members

  • support of the Human Resources profession

  • partnership with SHRM.

A Pinnacle Award Recipient

The GVFHRA has also received recognition for its pursuit of excellence in professional activities. In 1993 the Chapter was one of only eight chapters nationwide to receive the Pinnacle Award for the Chapter's Diversity Initiatives. Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association, Inc. was one of the first chapters to focus on bringing greater diversity into chapter organizations. The Pinnacle Awards recognizes chapters which sponsor unique programs that benefit their members and/or community and are readily transferable to other chapters.  Continuing our work to highlight the importance of diversity in our companies, the chapter again won the prestigious Pinnacle Award in 2004, specifically for addressing the issue of gays/lesbians and trans-gender employees.

 

2003 SHRM Area 1 Diversity Award Winner

GVFHRA received the Diversity Award that recognizes that diversity is valued and appreciated throughout our communities and as a true business imperative within the organizations in which we work.

Past Presidents