Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with CNY SHRM – a great way to connect to the Syracuse area Human Resources community, grow your skills, and have a lot of fun with others committed to supporting the professional growth of HR practitioners. Volunteers on all committees must be current members of the CNY SHRM chapter. You will be contacted by a member of our Board of Directors. 


Diversity and Inclusion

The Diversity Committee works diligently with the surrounding communities to seek out new ideas and perspectives. This Diversity committee seeks to find new members from underrepresented groups to enhance the diversity of the chapter, as well as connect members in the community with workforce readiness initiatives. In addition, this committee markets CNY SHRM by selectively volunteering at various events throughout the year, hosting events and forming partnerships with local community organizations. Contact:

Workforce Readiness Committee

The Workforce Readiness Committee will work diligently to provide information to the community about resources, organizations, and topics of interest revolving around the workforce of our community.  The committee will direct business professionals to new and unexplored avenues to find qualified employees. In addition, this committee markets CNY SHRM by selectively volunteering at various events throughout the year, hosting events and forming partnerships with local community organizations. Contact:

Professional Certification and College Relations

The mission of the Professional Certification and College Relations committee is to promote the education of HR professionals and students through career development, continuing education, scholarship, and professional certification. This committee works to strengthen the relationship with CNY community organizations, to promote HR related educational and professional development opportunities for CNY SHRM members and students, and strengthen the relationship with the CNY student chapters to encourage collaboration and involvement of students in CNY SHRM. Contact:


The Programming committee is dedicated to delivering programming and events that provide our members with information on current topics, trends, and best practices relevant to their development and success as human resource professionals and opportunities to recognize and celebrate the best practice achievements and contributions of our local CNY SHRM members and organizations. Contact:

Legal/Legislative Advocate

The Chapter’s legislative advocate is the Chapter’s representative to state and federal legislative events. The advocate is responsible for updating the Board and Chapter each month on legislative issues and publishing to our members, and legal information that meets our members’ needs. Contact:


The Marketing committee is responsible for coordinating internal and external marketing efforts for the chapter activities, events and promote sponsorships for all events and advertising opportunities. Contact:


The Membership committee is responsible for managing the recruitment and retention of chapter membership by marketing the benefits of membership, welcoming new members, hosting an annual celebration event and staying connected to current members through regular communications. Contact:


The Publicity committee is the primary liaison with all media outlets including local news agencies and is responsible for press releases and providing guidance to increase the Chapter’s exposure in the community. 

Senior HR Advocate

The Senior Human Resources Advocate committee advances the role and contribution of the Human Resources profession in the CNY area by participating in opportunities to foster continuing education in HR to further the profession, identifying speakers for chapter events, networking with other SHRM chapters and promoting CNY SHRM to other senior HR professionals. Contact:

Total Rewards

The Total Rewards committee is responsible for serving the chapter’s informational and educational needs related to compensation, benefits and relational returns (non-financial rewards) through surveys, programs, and information on industry best practice. Contact:


The Foundation Committee’s mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by promoting and educating CNYSHRM members about SHRM Foundation programs and activities. The committee’s focus will be to organize fundraisers that support the SHRM Foundation and in turn, support educational scholarships to educate and the local membership and their families. The Foundation Committee is committed to make change happen and enhance opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. Contact: