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Congratulations to HRMA President-Elect
Linda Pipitone!

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Congratulations to Linda Pipitone, PHR, SHRM-CP for being selected as the HRMA nominee for the MO State Council of SHRM 2017 LEAD Award! Linda is a seasoned HR Leader with 20+ years of expertise. She currently works as the HR Director at Fontbonne University and serves in the volunteer leadership role of President-Elect for HRMA of Greater St. Louis. Click here to read more.
July 19th Symposium - Diversity & Inclusion Difficult Conversations
Amy Narishkin
You know that awkward moment? We've all lived it. That moment when you or someone you know feels tongue-tied talking to a person of a different race or culture? Imagine the scale of impact on corporate growth or innovation. Our knee-jerk reaction, to minimize or not even acknowledge differences, may seem like go-along-to-get-along, but it actually undermines individuals, as well as corporate productivity.
Think you don't face these issues because your work culture is homogeneous? Differences not only include race but nationality, gender, age, previous work experience, and even the divisions between departmental mindsets like operations versus marketing. Get ready to experience Intercultural Competence. Click here for more information and register.
HRMA Salary & Benefits Survey
HRMA is pleased to announce its first salary and benefits survey that will be coming to its members this summer. By contributing your responses to the survey you will receive a copy of the results at no cost. We hope that this survey will provide even more value to your membership. Watch your inbox for more details!
Give HRMA Your Taste of Teamwork!
In honor of HRMA's 75th Anniversary, we will be producing the HRMA Taste of Teamwork Cookbook & Membership Directory. It will be chock-full of great teambuilding activities and icebreakers. Be part of this invaluable resource. Submit your favorite teambuilding activity or icebreaker by clicking here.

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HRMA Leadership Conference
Registration is OPEN for HRMA's 5th Annual Leadership Conference at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa in St. Charles on October 27th. Mark your calendars and click here to register for this all-day conference. Your HRMA membership includes the conference registration, but spots are limited, so register before it fills up!

Opening this year's conference is Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller. Bob Chapman imagines a world where people leave work each day fulfilled by there work. He imagines a world full of caring work environments in which people can realize their gifts, apply and develop their talents, and feel a genuine sense of fulfillment for their contributions. And in this world, because their work is fulfilling, people go home happy and are better spouses, parents, neighbors and friends. As Chairman and CEO of $2 billion capital equipment and engineering solutions firm Barry-Wehmiller, Chapman has championed fulfilling work and a compassionate work environment through his commitment to Truly Human Leadership.

At lunch, we'll hear from Rodney "Rocky" Sickmann, United States Marine Corps Sergeant and P.O.W.; Iranian Hostage Crisis Author of Iranian Hostage: A Personal Diary of 444 Days in Captivity; Retired U.S. Director, Military and Industry Affairs, Anheuser-Busch InBev; and Senior VP, Budweiser Account, Folds of Honor.

Don't miss out on our amazing line up of speakers, professional networking, and opportunities to meet and learn about the business partners who support HRMA and make our programming possible. Register Now!
Welcome to Our New Members!
We would like to officially welcome our newest HRMA members! We hope to see you at our upcoming meetings! View new members here.
Conference Sponsorship Opportunities Available!
Looking to market your business to about 500 HR professionals! Set up a booth at the 5th Annual Leadership Conference! Click here to learn more.
SLATE Job Fair
HRMA is supporting the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment's (SLATE) 3rd Annual Accommodations for Success Job Fair on August 10th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This no cost job fair is for businesses interested in hiring persons with disabilities. It will take place at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park. For more information contact Jim Sahaida at or click here.
HR Helping Heroes
MO SHRM is looking for HR volunteers to engage with active military service members, veterans and military spouses for virtual career coaching sessions. The coaching sessions will take place on Tuesday, August 1st, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can participate from anywhere by using your smartphone, tablet or PC! If you are interested, please contact Danielle Spieckerman at
Save the Date for the Next HRMA YP Event
HRMA's young professional members will be invited to a seminar on the evening of August 24th. Co-sponsored by AAIM, this seminar will provide valuable tips on financial planning for young professionals. Stay tuned for more information!
Nominate a Fellow HRMA Member
Do you know a fellow HRMA member who has had a great achievement lately? Maybe they've been promoted, accomplished a big project, or have been recognized within their organization or the community. HRMA would like to spotlight its members for these achievements on social media and/or the newsletter. Send nominations that you have to to be considered!
Register for the 2017 MO SHRM Conference!
Registration is open for the 2017 MO SHRM Conference, August 1-4, at Tan-Tar-A Resort.  Click here for more information.
Brought to you by HRMA Newsletter Committee Co-Editors Andrew Metcalf and Josh Owings.

Save the Dates!
Summer Symposium Series
July 19th & August 16th
7:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Fontbonne University
August 24th Young Professionals Event
Details coming soon!
September 13th Dinner Meeting
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Renaissance Hotel
St. Louis Airport
HRMA Leadership Conference
October 27, 2017
7:15 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Ameristar Casino Resort Spa
Click here for more information.
HRMA Chapter Honors
SHRM Excel Platinum 2016
SHRM Recertification Provider Seal 2017
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