Founded in 1959, SAHRMA was originally called the San Antonio Personnel Management Association (SAPMA) and consisted of approximately 25 members. The founding members established the association as a means to provide a forum for personnel and industrial relations professionals in the community. SAHRMA is now the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management in the city of San Antonio. We continue to fulfill our founding members’ vision in multiple ways to exchange ideas, discuss best practices, promote professional relationships, serve the community, and encourage and facilitate excellence in human resource management.
Member to Remember
First implemented in 2000, the Member to Remember award recipients are nominated by their fellow SAHRMA members in recognition of their important contributions to the Association, the Human Resources profession and/or the Community.
2017- Josefina Martinez SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2016- Mary Jean Hernandez
2015- Adrian Guardia
Life Membership is awarded to each member who has faithfully served the Human Resource Management profession and enters into a retired status or who has performed truly outstanding service for the Association.
Stuart Bergman Jean Sahm
Jack Costello, SPHR Vernon Shade
Nina Crawley Sara Sherblom, SPHR
Gail Eldridge Ommy Strauch, SPHR
Irene Florida, SPHR Charles Umshied
Emzy Garrett Jean Moye Williams
Frank D. Haegelin Josie Dickerson
Diana Briseno, PHR Susan Mustacchio
Reavus Mays Belinda Gonzalez
Margaret "Peg" Callahan, SPHR
The job of the SAHRMA President is to serve as the Chairman of the Executive Board and to perform all duties incidental to that office, including but not limited to, conducting the business affairs of the Association, in accordance with the SAHRMA Constitution and Bylaws.
2017-Barbara Bentley SPHR, SHRM-SCP
2016- Melanie L. Sinai, SHRM-SCP
2015- Rhonda Michel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
We are grateful to these members who founded our Association in 1959.
Stuart Bergman Mary Frances Boothe
Doyle Cannon Jack Donahue
Leo Donahue Gail Eldridge
Paul Flowers Emzy Garrett
William Holstein David Jones
F. A. Laskowski Clyde McCullough
Frank Manupelli Reavus Mays
William Pugh Vernon Shade
Felix Taap Richard Thiesen
Jean Moye Williams Teddy Wood