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Welcome to Piedmont Area Human Resource Association!


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.

Piedmont Area Human Resource Association seeks to unite persons interested in the field of Human Resource Management.

The Association encourages memberships of Human Resource professionals for the purpose of promoting ideas, experiences and methods concerning Human Resource policies and practices.

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!

Upcoming Events

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  • November 14, 2023 - 11:45am to December 12, 2023 - 1:15pm
    Piedmont Technical College November and December PAHRA meetings

    It is that time of year again! PAHRA has selected Connie Maxwell Children’s Ministries for its annual service project to help make a difference in the community during the holidays. A list of needs is below, and items will be collected at the PAHRA meetings on November 14 & December 12 at Piedmont Tech. Anyone who would like...

  • December 7, 2023 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
    Anderson University Anderson, SC

    Robyn Knox, SC SHRM District Director, will be hosting a leadership event at Anderson University on Thursday, December 7th, 9 am - 5 pm. The conference is pre-approved for 6.25 PDCs for SHRM recertification. SHRM members may use code SHRM10 to get $10 off per ticket. Please see the attached flyer for more information.


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    2023 PAHRA Board

    Front row, Rebecca Holland, Brenda Ligon, Talitha Kay, Karla Gray, Angie Simpson,                   Olivia Lewis and Toya Davis

    Second row from left, Casey Tompkins, Boo Ramage and Janet Still

    Not pictured are Rachel Blair, Amanda Fallaw, Brad Setzler and Pam Yates.

    2017 PAHRA Board 


    Front row: Amanda Fallaw, Brad Setzler, Jamie Hedgepath and Boo Ramage

    Back row: Angie Simpson, Toya Davis, Kassie Hall, Pam Yates, Janet Still and Sally Mueller

    Not pictured:  Rachel Blair, Debbie Smith and Casey Tompkins

     2016 PAHRA Board  

            Front row:  Toya Davis, Angie Simpson, Brad Setzler, Boo Ramage, Jamie Hedgepath            and Pam Yates

    Back row: Laura Kazee, Debbie Smith, Janet Still, Casey Tompkins and Rachel Blair

    Not pictured: Kassie Hall

    2015 PAHRA Board


           Front row:  Kassie Hall, Casey Tompkins, Pam Yates, Boo Ramage, Jamie Hedgepath             and Janet Still

    Back row: Toya Davis, Rachel Blair, Debbie Smith, Angie Simpson and Laura Kazee

    Not pictured: Brad Setzler

    2014 PAHRA Board

    Front row: Brad Setzler, Boo Ramage and Pam Yates

    Second row:  Angie Simpson and Debbie Smith

    Third row:  Janet Still, Casey Tompkins and Jamie Hedgepath

    Back row:  Toya Davis and Laura Kazee

    Not pictured: Brian Brewer and Kassie Hall

    2013 PAHRA Board

    Front row: Debbie Smith, Pam Yates, Jamie Hedgepath, Janet Still and Toya Davis

    Second row: Laura Kazee, Kassie Hall, Angie Simpson and Casey Tompkins

    Not pictured: Boo Ramage, Brian Brewer and Linda Hagen

    2012 PAHRA Board

    Front row:  Kassie Hall, Boo Ramage, Linda Hagen, Jamie Hedgepath, Janet Still and Toya Davis

    Second row:  Laura Kazee, Pam Yates, Debbie Smith and Angie Simpson

    Not pictured:  Casey Tompkins and Brian Brewer

    2011 PAHRA Board

      Front row: Kassie Hall, Toya Davis, Boo Ramage and Brian Brewer

    Second row: Judy Whatley, Linda Hagen, Angie Simpson and Janet Still

    Not pictured:  Casey Tompkins, Ruby McCier and Jane Hanvey

    2010 PAHRA Board

     Front row: Casey Tompkins, Linda Hagen, Judy Whatley and Jeanne Hughston

    Second row: Ruby McCier, Boo Ramage and Jane Hanvey

    Back row: Toya Davis, Angie Simpson and Janet Harris

    Not pictured: Brian Brewer