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AHRMA Past Presidents

The Austin Human Resource Management Association is very proud of its members and strives to promote leadership by providing opportunities to volunteer on its committees. The members chosen to serve as President of AHRMA are those who have shown exemplary leadership qualities and encourage the highest standards of integrity. This page is dedicated to all of those who have served as President of AHRMA since its inception in 1950, and in loving memory of those who are no longer with us. 


2010's 

Justin Sharp, 2016

Rose Ann Garza, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - 2015

Kevin Lashus, J.D. - 2014

Juanita Baldwin, SHRM-CP, PHR - 2013

Lori Rohre, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - 2012

Wendy Chance, CTS - 2011

Diontha Fancher, MS - 2010   

2000's 

Ramona Oliver (Rohrer), SPHR - 2009

Marilyn Martin, SPHR - 2008

Becky Sandifer, SPHR - 2007

Diana Prewitt, SPHR - 2006

Cathy Wodarski - 2005

Toni Borthayre, PHR - 2004

Gail Nichols, PHR - 2003

Betty Bartley, PHR - 2002

Sandy Thompson, SPHR - 2001

Claudia Smith, SPHR - 2000 

1990's

Alice Dendinger, SPHR - 1999

Christopher Demers, SPHR - 1998

Belinda Bracey, SPHR - 1997

Jim Strobusch, SPHR - 1996

Michelle Friesenhahn - 1995

Carlotta Valdez, PHR, CCP - 1994

Marilyn N. Jennings, PHR - 1993

Julie A. Smith - 1992

MaryLynn Painton, SPHR - 1991

Stephen Knowles, PHR - 1990 

1980's

Peggy Terry, SPHR - 1989

Rick Rodney - 1988

Rose Salazar Ramon, SPHR, CCP - 1987

Kemp Dixon - 1986

Ernie Leake - 1984-85

Janell M. Robertson - 1983

Gary Otting - 1982

Joyce Lucas - 1981

Wes Braden - 1980


 1970's 

Claude E. Hempel - 1979

Karl Zimmerman, SPHR - 1978 (deceased)

James Johnson - 1977 (deceased)

Ed Bierschenk - 1976

Maurice Fraiser - 1975

Rick Smith - 1974

Jim Grey - 1973 (deceased)

Larry Kilmer - 1972

J.P. Kirksey, SPHR - 1971

Joseph Culver - 1970  (deceased)

1960's

Lottie Gradick-May - 1969 (deceased)

Richard Robertson - 1968

Don K. Miller - 1967 (deceased)

J.G. Perkins - 1966 (deceased)

Everett Anschultz - 1965 (deceased)

Jack Holland - 1964 (deceased)

James H. Moore - 1963 (deceased)

John H. Dodson - 1962

J. Loyd Wood - 1961

Donald M. Anderson - 1960 (deceased)  

1950's

Jay H. Wilson - 1959 (deceased)

Julian G. Martin - 1958

Ernest W. Cabe, Jr. - 1957 (deceased)

Phillip Morgette - 1956 (deceased)

Tom W. Johnson - 1955 (deceased)

J.T. Patterson - 1954 (deceased)

W.E. Washmon - 1953 (deceased)

Charles Novotny - 1952 (deceased)

Charles Clark - 1951

Ed Porter - 1950 (deceased) 


1950's History

  • AHRMA began as the Austin Personnel Association (APA).
  • Membership consisted of 14 men and 1 woman.
  • Dues were $15 a year.
  • The luncheon cost 85 cents.

1960's History

  • The first Executive Director of the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA) was hired.
  • The first automated wage and salary survey was conducted in 1965.
  • The APA had its first sponsored seminar in 1969.
  • The APA had its first woman president in 1969.

1970’s History

  • The APA became affiliated with ASPA in 1976.
  • The APA earned its first Merit Award in 1979.

1980’s History

  • The APA had its first Annual Conference.
  • The ASPA became the Society for Human Resource Management.


1990’s History

  • The APA became the Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) in 1990.
  • The Karl Zimmerman Scholarship was established in 1994.
  • Certification classes began in 1996.

2000’s History

  • The AHRMA website was started in 2000.
  • 2005 marked the 50th Anniversary of AHRMA.
  • In 2007, AHRMA got a facelift with new branding and an updated website.
  • The Stepping Stones to Enhanced Leadership Program began in 2008.
  • First time recipient of the prestigous SHRM Pinnacle Award for the Stepping Stones to Enhanced Leadership Program in 2009.

2010’s History

  • In November 2013-2014 SHRM and the SHRM Foundation recognized AHRMA for being the highest contributing SHRM affiliated chapter during the SHRM Leadership Conference in National Harbor, MD.
  • The 65th Anniversary of AHRMA was celebrated in 2015.


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CONTACT US

Phone: 800-561-2096

Fax: 512-514-6001

ahrma@austinhumanresource.org 
7000 Mopac, Suite 200

Austin , Texas 78731



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