President's Welcome Letter

To:       Manchester Area Human Resources Association Members

FromHope G. Kelly, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MAHRA President

As President for MAHRA, I am truly honored to work with the exceptional talent on our Board and further with all of you that value your role in the HR profession.  I will work hard to enhance your dedication to promoting the HR profession and meet your expectations.

As our accomplishments grow, we are proud to have membership at over 200 members.  Further, we have accomplished the SHRM Excel Award in 2017.  This is representative of the hard work and commitment our Board puts forth continuously to grow the Association and continue our commitment to our membership.  I thank them for their commitment and devotion toward continuous improvement and meeting the needs of our HR community.

We are New Hampshire’s largest HR Association.  We have launched the first Career Connection event and our Young Professionals Committee will continue to deliver this and other events to connect Young Professionals and others to employment and career opportunities around the state.  We will further support the employers to attract great talent. 

Over the next year, your MAHRA board will work to respond to the ever-changing needs of the field.  We will enhance networking opportunities, strategic solutions, and continue to expand our member services.  We will continue to advocate for our profession on legislative affairs, increase our visibility in the community, and incorporate breakout sessions and panel discussions in our meetings.  We will continue to recognize our membership for all they bring to MAHRA through our appreciation events and other resources that enhance MAHRA’s benefit to its members.

I would appreciate hearing from you and encourage you to reach out to me at or speaking with me at one of our regularly scheduled program meetings.


Hope G. Kelly, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

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