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History of Big Sky SHRM 

Founded in 1993, the Big Sky Chapter of SHRM is represented by both large and small employers, and consists of many individuals with diverse backgrounds in the field of human resource and management. It provides a resource for networking with human resource professionals through out the community.

The chapter holds meetings the second Thursday of each month, September through June, 11:30 am –1:00 pm . A new topic of business interest is presented at each meeting. Most luncheon presentations qualify for continuing education credits through the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resource Certification Institute. (HRCI)

The Big Sky Chapter strives to serve Human Resource professionals and advance the Human Resource profession by providing a variety of programs and services to our local chapter members and the community.


Big Sky SHRM Past Presidents 




Jodie Rasmussen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP   2018       Elizabeth Rissler Pratt, SPHR, SHRM-SCP   2005
Liesel Brink, PHR, SHRM-CP      2017        Kay Strayer   2004
Deborah Derrick Gass, SHRM-CP, PHR   2016       Karen Walden, SPHR   2003
Adam Ragsdale   2015        Renee Tholen   2002
Cindy Smith, SHRM-CP, PHR    2014       Larry Freshler   2001
Rebecca Morgan, PHR, SHRM-CP   2013       Barb Kennedy   2000
Deb Mitchell   2012       Larry Freshler    1999
Colleen Rudio    2011           1998
Barb Blanchard, SPHR    2010            1997
Robert Farmer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP   2009       Sue Kerner   1996
Jody Verity, SPHR   2008       Mary Oestriech, SPHR    1995
Michelle Halley, SHRP-SCP, SPHR   2007       Mary Oestreich   1994
Roberta Smith, SHRM-SCP, SPHR   2006       Janet Van Dyke   1993

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