President's Message

CBSHRM Community (Current and Future Members),

I feel extremely honored to be CBSHRM’s 2023 President, and proud to be affiliated with such a group of dedicated and hard-working professionals. This association has been a long-standing and valuable component of my career and relationship development in the Tri-Cities and Columbia Basin area and I am honored to serve in this capacity. 

CBSHRM is a professional networking association, but it’s SO much more than that!  We are an active community of engaged Human Resource (HR) professionals at all stages of careers and life! Our organization is a shared space of friends and colleagues who actively work together to promote better workplace environments. 

The success of our chapter has always been and continues to remain a direct result of people like you who donate their time and talents as our Board Members, Committee Chairs and Committee Members. Your/their dedication and loyalty continue to move our chapter forward. Whether you are new to the HR field, a seasoned professional or have HR responsibilities in your role at work, we ARE your local HR connection! If you want to give back to your community, develop yourself as a leader and create key contacts in the HR profession, I encourage you to become involved with CBSHRM!

If you are not a current chapter member, please consider this our invitation to join us – FOR FREE! You can learn more about the benefits of both a local, regional and national SHRM membership by reaching out to our Membership Director, Theresa Chow, or gather more information via SHRM Membership

We encourage you to give yourself regular breaks from your day-to-day practitioner life and join us at our monthly meetings, which will expose you to new ways to enhance your knowledge, your career and your organizations! Currently, we are holding our meetings virtually via ZOOM, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, but looking to 2023 we will do a hybrid of live and virtual events. As a pre-approved provider with both SHRM and HRCI, we are pleased we can help you obtain recertification credits for those of you holding those credentials.

Check out our Events page for the most current and up-to-date information on exciting speakers and topics! You can also find us on Facebook and LinkedIn keep up with our events, your peer members and all things HR!

Given everything that is going on in HR and the workplace, the need for constructive engagement and exchange is more important than ever, and I’m counting on your involvement. Challenging times are among the most interesting, creating opportunities and inspiring creative approaches to support a world that promotes workplaces that work for employers and employees. I am honored to serve as your President, and look forward to working with you.

Eryn E. Brooks, MSHRM
CBSHRM President