President's Message

Welcome to the Greater Valley Forge Human Resource Association (GVFHRA)! We are excited you have chosen this SHRM chapter to be “your chapter”. Did you know that GVFHRA was voted as one of the premier business networking groups in the Philadelphia region? Being a part of GVFHRA connects and engages you with like-minded HR professionals from around the region, fostering collaboration and sharing of best practices and insights from the human resource community.  

The Board of Directors and our Committee Chairs have planned a fantastic year that is comprised of quality programming and inclusive chapter activities to elevate your careers. It is with great honor and privilege to serve as your Chapter President for 2019-20 alongside our Board of Directors and Committee Chairs. I'm proud to announce that this year's theme is I2E2 (Introduce, Invite, Engage, and Energize).  

Let’s dive a bit deeper 





We are introducing GVFHRA to the HR Community and local Business Community 

We are inviting the local Business Community to join us, and we are showing how the HR Community can offer assistance to them with our HR expertise. 

We are engaging our membership by providing them with leadership, innovation, and education to advance their careers 

We are energizing our membership by showing them what it is to be part of something great 


I'd like to thank Past President, Caitlin Cocchi for paving the way for me; Chapter Management Professional, Lori Stokes-Powers, for keeping us on track; and Kerri Marin for working beside me for what lies ahead.  As always, I welcome any ideas and/or feedback that you may have to help improve our SHRM Chapter. I hope to meet you at our next event! 

With regards,

Deb Kliman PHR, SHRM-CP 
Chapter President
Greater Valley Forge HR Assocation