Virginia Balfour has over 20 years’ experience in the HR world, working as an HR Generalist for 12 years, serving as an HR Manager for 5 years. She is now focusing her career on the Health Insurance Benefit side, as the Manager of Benefits Technology.
She joined SAHRMA in September 2007, currently serving on the Symposium and Membership Committees. Virginia served as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2010 until 2012 when she was asked to take over as interim Membership Director. She was formally elected for the 2013 & 2014 terms, creating processes for sub-committees such as Retention, Mixer planning, and focused on ways of engaging. In 2015 she was elected Treasurer, fulfilling her term through the end of 2016. She created templates for budget vs actual for annual ELC and Symposiums. In 2017, she was elected as Secretary, completing her two-year term end of 2018. In 2019 Virginia became President-Elect of SAHRMA. In 2020 Virginia was elected President of the local SHRM Chapter, implementing COVID ready resources on the website, initiating Virtual meeting attendance, and establishing a local online Forum to address the needs and issues of the HR Community during the Pandemic. As Past-President in 2021, Virginia submitted EXCEL reports to SHRM and was awarded Platinum level for the outstanding achievements the Board and volunteers did during 2020. In 2021 Virginia stepped up and became the Symposium Chair, and also the Employment Law Chair. In 2023 Virginia serves as the South Texas HR Symposium Chair (STXHRS).
Virginia enjoys volunteering, currently serving on her daughter’s High School Speech/Debate Booster Club, as Treasurer of her Homeowner’s Association and Chairing several events for her community association during the year.