About the Council
Message from the Director
Welcome to the Oklahoma State Council for Human Resource Management (OKHR). The OKHR State Council is a non-profit, State Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Founded in 1948, SHRM represents more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession.
Chartered in 1986, OKHR serves more than 2,400 human resource professionals within our state who are members of SHRM as well as more than 14,000 HR professionals through our education and advocacy efforts. We also provide support to 12 State Affiliated Chapters as well as University and College Student Affiliated Chapters. The OKHR State Council Board is comprised of 40 members and is 100% voluntary led. Members represent a variety of requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and backgrounds from across the state. These include educators, consultants, legal professionals, human resource practitioners, community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business persons.
The purpose of OKHR is many fold. Not only do we serve as a channel of communication between SHRM and our state chapters, we provide education, certification, training, networking and leadership opportunities to a host of HR professionals each year through many conferences. OKHR works with other leading organizations to build and sustain meaningful partnerships. We are advocates for the HR professional and profession; striving to ensure State Policymakers are aware of key HR concerns.
Jeff Owens, PHR