The Anchorage Society for Human Resource Management (ASHRM) is the Anchorage chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 1974. We proudly serve over 500 members and support a local student chapter on the campus of the Wayland Baptist University.

ASHRM's mission is to support Anchorage and MatSu HR professionals by providing continuing education opportunities, advancing HR practices and creating strong professional networks. 

ASHRM is one of a handful of chapters in the United States that have received SHRM’s Pinnacle Award not once, but FOUR times for outstanding achievement in chapter development and contributions to the advancement of effective human resource management.

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals by providing the most comprehensive set of resources available. As an influential voice, SHRM is committed to advancing the human resource profession to ensure that HR is an essential and effective partner in developing and executing organizational strategy.

ASHRM is a 501(c), non-profit, tax-exempt organization.


The new and improved 2019 logo is more than a logo. This is what it means:

The Anchor

  • Hope, stability, security, peace of mind
  • If businesses represent developed navigation – the anchor is a symbol of reliability and success.
  • Anchor promises support and confidence, and thus became a symbol of trust and security.


  • People focused – foundation of businesses throughout our community
  • Subject matter experts - business leaders look to us to guide them and keep them and their human capital protected
  • Connect our workforce with resources that help them personally and professionally
  • Steadfast educators – devoted to teaching and mentoring

Key Words

  • Foundation
  • Guide
  • Connection 
  • Steadfast
  • Protect 
  • Reliable

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