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The Portland HR Management Association (PHRMA) was founded in 1947 and is considered a “Super Mega Chapter” of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) with over 1,000 members!


our Mission

PHRMA advances the HR profession and individual growth by providing networking and development opportunities to HR practitioners, business professionals, students, and volunteers in the greater Portland metropolitan area.

our vision

PHRMA is the premier HR connection to ENGAGE, EMPOWER and INSPIRE you to make a difference.


Membership in PHRMA allows opportunities to build a successful career as an HR and business professional and for the service providers who support it through:


Meet other HR professionals and service providers at various events 


Monthly meetings, workshops, annual conferences, webinars and

focused special interest groups



Take your career to the next level and earn your certification in HR


Award-winning Mentorship program (members-only), HR Think Tank, Emerging Professionals group and countless volunteer opportunities



PHRMA event discounts and affiliate organizations discounts including: ATD Cascadia, NWEEO, ODN, PRSA, ISCEBS, and WPBC


Find specific HR positions throughout the country 


(PHRMA is a non-profit association).


Wanna learn more? Check out our


Watch our Member Orientation Webinar

(Download the webinar slides here). 


PHRMA is 100% chapter, meaning all PHRMA members are also SHRM members. If you need to renew your SHRM membership, please download the application here, or login to your SHRM profile. Don't forget to check online for promocodes for SHRM Membership!


Check out some SHRM Testimonials here!


PHRMA dues are $75 per year and will renew each year when your SHRM membership expires. Your first year of PHRMA dues will be prorated to your SHRM expiration date.

SHRM membership renews on date joined, and subsequent year dues are $209.

If you are ready to move forward and become a member, you have two options to complete your member registration:


PHRMA annual memberships renew on the date your SHRM membership expires.

New Members: JOIN ONLINE or Download application here. 

If you have questions about the benefits of PHRMA membership, please contact:
Nikki Schutte, SHRM-CP, PHR
Chapter Director


Thank you for your interest, we look forward to you being a part of PHRMA!
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