Welcome to the Eastern Iowa Human Resource Association


Creating a collaborative community to serve HR practitioners and further their professional development.


To be the most reliable resource for HR practitioners and the most relevant voice of our profession in our community.

Member Benefits

EIHRA is an affiliate of our national organization, the Society of Human Resource Management. Membership in EIHRA is around 200 members and growing. Membership is offered to both national SHRM members and members who wish to belong on a “local only” basis. It is a great benefit to belong to both the local and national organization.

Affiliate of SHRM

We are an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off.

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Election Time!

The Eastern Iowa Human Resources Association holds annual elections for the Board of Directors officer positions (President, President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer).  The Treasurer is a two-year commitment and is not up for election in 2022.

EIHRA’s by-laws state in Section 6.1: Power and Duties. The Board of Directors (also referred to as the “Board”) shall manage and control the property, business and affairs of the Chapter and in general exercise all powers of the Chapter.

By being a board member, you become part of the team that guides our chapter and its members through the year’s programs, events and activities. You develop your skills in leadership, strategic planning, marketing and you will become a stronger professional in the field of human resources.

If you are interested in being a board member, you must complete an application and return it to the current president by October 27, 2021.  The application can be accessed here.

The election process for the 2022 officer positions will take place at the November member meeting on 11/9/2021.  Once the officers have been elected, those officers will appoint the chair positions and make the announcement at the December member meeting.

On January 11, 2022, the new board will be sworn in.

If you are interested in being on the board or just want more info about the process, please contact our current president, Heather Golden at heather@goldenz.com or the president elect, Kate Pine at katherine.pine@iwd.iowa.gov.

Position Descriptions can be found here.

Thank you,

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EIHRA offers anything from legislative updates to how to get connected with area students studying human resources. If you can’t find something on our website, please don’t hesitate to contact us.