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July 2019 


President's Message


CHRA President, Jason Nemoy


Dear fellow CHRA members:


On behalf of our Board of Directors and Volunteers, we hope this newsletter finds you well. The first half of 2019 is behind us, and we are looking forward to building upon the momentum we have going into the second half of the year.


But first.... do you have any feedback for us? What additional value would you like to see from your CHRA membership? How can we become a greater partner for you? Your input is always welcome. Please share your feedback with us at and we will review it at our next Board Meeting.  


We hope you will take advantage of our Summer Membership Promotion! Renew your 2019 membership, or Join CHRA between now and July 26th, and receive 50% off membership dues for the remainder of 2019, and a free CHRA membership to gift to a colleague or friend.


Are you interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at our Fall Employment Law/Legislative Conference? Exhibit space and sponsorships will sell out fast! Click here for information.


We are accepting nominations for the 2019 James W. Rouse Excellence in Diversity Award through August 23. The award will be presented October 16, 2019 at our Annual Diversity Event.


Again, thank you everyone for your continued contributions to CHRA and to the entire HR community. Have a great July.


- Jason


Summer Membership Promotion: Buy-One Get One Free! 


Renew your 2019 CHRA membership - or join CHRA now - and receive 50% off the membership dues and all of the benefits of CHRA membership through December 31, 2019.


Renew your membership, or join between now and July 26th, and receive a promotional code to gift a free membership for the remainder of 2019 to a colleague or friend! This is a great way to get new members involved in CHRA. 


Offer ends July 26! Click here to renew your membership or to join CHRA today!


Welcome New Members from June

CHRA proudly welcomes our new members who joined in June.


Thomas A. Bogetti, II

Caitlin Burton, Ashley, Inc.

Amy Cecere, Interim Homes, Inc.

Carol Clark, Combined Worksite Solutions

Kelly Cullum, Best Friends Fur Ever Inc.

Janae Harris

Toni Harris, Coppin State University

Julia Hinson, Williams Scotsman, Inc.

Jennifer Hood, World Trade Center Institute

Kemile Jones, PepsiCo

Keith Karas, Little Sisters of the Poor

Jodi Killar, Paylocity

Mitch Lannon, United Capital

Robert Maseth, Paylocity

Andrea Moore, Moore Workforce Development, LLC

Erin Reardon, Pavilion Pediatrics

Scott Scher, GSE Systems

John Sisto, Paylocity

Brigitte Smith, Peroutka Miller Lima & Peters PA

Ashley VanHoy, Dvorak LLC

Alexius Wilson, State of Maryland



Key Dates & Deadlines

Mark your calendar for these important dates and deadlines!


July 6, 2019

Contact to volunteer for the July 24th Junior Achievement 4th Annual Her Path To Promise Event


July 11, 2019

First Meeting of HR Department of One Forum


July 24, 2019

4th Annual Junior Achievement Her Path To Promise Event


July 26, 2019

Summer Membership Promotion Ends - Last Day to Buy One Membership -Get One Free!


August 9, 2019

Early-registration deadline for Fall Conference Exhibitors (save $50 and reserve your exhibit table by August 9, 2019)


August 23, 2019

Nominations submission deadline for 2019 James W. Rouse Diversity Award


September 1, 2019

Deadline to apply for Maryland SHRM State Council Certification Scholarships


September 19, 2019

Deadline for Diversity Awards Sponsors to be included in event printed materials


September 30, 2019

SHRM Prep Course - Early Registration Deadline - Save $50 and register by September 30 


Upcoming Events Calendar



October 16, 2019

October Monthly Education Program & Diversity Awards Presentation


CCBC Campus, Owings Mills, MD


November 6, 2019

14th Annual Fall HR Conference (Employment Law & Legislative Updates)


Martins West, Baltimore, MD


November 22, 2019

December 5& December 12, 2019

SHRM Certification Preparation Course

PSA Insurance & Financial Services, Hunt Valley, MD


Click here to view the full 2019 Calendar of Events and to register online!



Flying Solo? Join Our New HR Department of One Forum



Thursday, July 11, 2019

HR Department of One Forum


Daft McCune Walker, Towson, MD


Are you the solo HR practitioner in your organization? Are you all-things-HR to the leaders and employees in your organization? Are you looking to engage with other HR professionals to build connections?


The Forum will bring together HR professionals who are the sole HR representatives in their organizations to network,learn and support one another.


Registration is Free! To register for the first meeting of the Forum to be held July 11, 2019, please click here.



Call for Sponsors and Exhibitors-Fall Employment Law/Legislative Conference

The 14th Annual Fall Human Resources Conference focusing on Employment Law and Legislative Updates will take place Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Martin's West in Baltimore. The recent CHRA Spring Conference was a sell-out, so we expect record attendance again in the Fall!


Position your your company in front of over 450 HR professionals across the region by becoming a Fall Conference Sponsor or Exhibitor.


Reserve your exhibit table by August 9th to save $50 off the exhibit registration fee.


Sponsorship benefits have been expanded to include complimentary CHRA memberships and an opportunity to address conference attendees.

For information on available sponsorships click here or contact for more information.


November 6, 2019

Annual Fall HR Employment Law/Legislative Conference


Martin's West, Baltimore, MD

Registration opening July 29th! 



Call for Nominations- 2019 James W. Rouse Diversity Award


Nominations Due August 23rd


The James W. Rouse Diversity Award is presented annually to a local organization that best exemplifies an attitude and environment of acceptance and inclusion. 


The 2019 Award will be presented at CHRA's Annual Diversity Event to be held:


October 16, 2019


CCBC Campus - Owings Mills, MD


The event will include networking, presentation of the James W. Rouse Diversity Award and an educational program. 




To submit a nomination for the award, please click here and submit your nomination by no later than August 23, 2019.




Sponsorship is available for the event. 


Inclusion Sponsorship - $400.00


Your company name on website

Your company name on e-marketing materials for registration and advertising

Recognition at the event

Table at the event

Opportunity to briefly address attendees about the company

Full registration for two from your company


Diversity Sponsorship - $200.00


Your company name on website

Your company name on e-marketing materials for registration and advertising

Recognition at the event

Table at the event

Full registration for one from your company


For your company to be listed in the event marketing materials, please confirm your sponsorship by contacting by September 19, 2019.


Maryland SHRM State Council Certification Scholarships



The Maryland SHRM State Council is offering several Certification Scholarships and encourage all HR professionals in the State of Maryland to apply. Scholarships are offered for:


Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR (Deadline August 1, 2019)


Academic Scholarships | Graduate and Undergraduate

(Deadline August 15, 2019)


SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certification Scholarships

(Deadline September 1, 2019)


For more information and to apply, please visit


CHRA Offering 3-Day SHRM Certification Prep Course


Register by September 30 - Save $50


3-Day SHRM Certification Preparation Course


  • November 22, 2019
  • December 5, 2019
  • December 12, 2019


PSA Insurance & Financial Services



Instructor Amanda Haddaway, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


"One of the best SHRM instructors I have had!”


“Amanda Haddaway is a fantastic instructor with great experience.”


“After taking this course, my score on the pre-test went up 16 points!”


CHRA is offering a three-day intensive SHRM Certification Preparation Course.


Led by a highly qualified and certified HR instructor, Amanda Haddaway, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, our intensive SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP preparation seminars, combined with the SHRM Learning System, present a comprehensive and detailed review of the current SHRM Body of Competency & Knowledge™ (SHRM BoCK™). By attending, you will be able to identify areas of strength and build on them. You will also see where you need further concentrated study in preparation for either exam.


During your prep course, your SHRM-certified instructor will build upon the foundation you've already established through your studies of the SHRM Learning System, guiding you through interactive discussions, and sample test questions.


While this preparation course should not be considered your only preparation for certification, it will serve as a very valuable component to help you focus your study efforts and maximize your results.


For more information, please click here.



Executive HR Roundtable


Comprised of CHROs, Vice Presidents, and Executive HR Practitioners, the CHRA Executive HR Roundtable is a program designed to bring C-Suite HR Professionals together for thought leadership dialogue, collaboration, knowledge sharing, and networking.


The Executive HR Roundtable currently has 35 senior HR Executives representing Maryland employers from a variety of industries. Led by our Governing Committee of Brian Lynch, Jason Nemoy, Lori Raggio and Gina Resch, the group meets approximately six times per year.


To be considered for the Executive HR Roundtable, please contact with information on how you meet the eligibility criteria and we will be pleased to share your information with Governing Committee.


Call for Volunteers! 

Junior Achievement's 4th Annual Her Path To Promise Event 

CHRA is looking for 15 HR professionals to join us on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at the South Campus Pavilion at Towson University for the fourth annual JA Her Path to Promise program which focuses on helping young female scholars become more competitive in the workforce by preparing them to be college and career ready. One of the key goals for this event is to help the young women attending to build a supportive network of peers and mentors.


As a volunteer you will participate in the Mentorship Morning, Mock Interview Sessions, and Networking Luncheon. CHRA will provide the opening welcome remarks that will kick off the Mentorship Morning and will staff an exhibit table in the afternoon.


If you are interested in volunteering approximately 4.5 hours with us to support this amazing Junior Achievement event, please RSVP to by no later than July 6th with your name, title and email address.


Junior Achievement "Inspire" Event


Support Junior Achievement as they inspire the future workforce to explore in-demand careers. 


On November 13 & 14th, 2019 Junior Achievement will host its "Inspire" event that will give middle school students access to area employers, post-secondary educational opportunities and interactive career activities.


Sponsorships are available.


For more information on this event, or how you may become involved in Junior Achievement, click here or contact Mandy Snyder at 410-753-3294 or


CHRA Sponsored the World Trade Center Institute's 13th Annual Women Spanning The Globe Leadership Conference


CHRA was a Cooperating Partner Sponsor of the World Trade Center Institute's 13th Annual Women Spanning The Globe Leadership Conference held on June 5, 2019 in Baltimore, MD. The conference has become the premier destination for curious,talented and ambitious female professionals from the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond with the goal to connect, educate and inspire rising and aspiring female leaders. To view photos from the event, click here.


Career Transition Resources

Currently in a career transition? Looking for support and a place to connect?


The CHRA Workforce Readiness Committee is dedicated to assisting CHRA members and HR professionals who are in transition or are seeking new employment.


Review our Transition Resources

Visit the CHRA homepage here for information on all of the transition resources offered through CHRA.


Join the Member Transitions Connections Club

Connect with others in transition at these upcoming events. Registration is free!


 Career Center & Job Listings


Looking for a new career opportunity - or have an opportunity to share?


The CHRA Career Center features local HR job openings and a section listing transition and employment resources. Be sure to check our Job Board daily or set your email preferences (inside of your member portal) to email you anytime a new job is posted.


If you are an employer seeking a qualified HR professional, visit the Career Center on to post an open position.


 Stay Connected -  Follow CHRA on LinkedIn 


For the latest CHRA updates, remember to "follow" the CHRA Company page on LinkedIn.


"Like" and share updates with your network!


Table of Contents

President's Message

Summer Membership Promotion-Buy One Get One Free!
Welcome New Members From June
Key Dates & Deadlines
Upcoming Events Calendar
HR Department of One Forum
Call for Sponsors & Exhibitors-Fall Conference
Call for Nominations - 2019 Diversity Award
MD SHRM State Council-Certification Scholarships
CHRA SHRM Certification Prep Course
Executive HR Roundtable
Call for Volunteers - Junior Achievement Her Path to Promise Event
Junior Achievement Inspire Event
CHRA Sponsored Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference

Career Transition Resources

Career Center & Job Listings





Helpful Links

CHRA's Mission & Goals

CHRA Sponsorship Opportunities

Details on the HRCI certification program

Details on the SHRM certification program

Donate to CHRFoundation

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