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Welcome to the Alaska SHRM State Council

Anne Sakumoto, Director 2016 - 2017

Welcome to the Alaska SHRM State Council’s website!  We hope that you find the information presented through our site informative and helpful. Please take a moment to view your 2017 Board of Directors.  I believe you’ll agree, we have a number of top-rated HR professionals dedicated to advancing the profession and serving HR professionals across our great State.

Alaska is a unique place. Not only because of its geographic location, but because of the vast number of rural areas we serve. It is our desire to create synergies among our four (4) affiliated SHRM Chapters and two (2) Student Chapters to better serve the over 900 HR professionals in the state. But, we cannot do it alone. I and the rest of the Board look forward to hearing from you on how we can improve your experience as an HR professional in Alaska. 

Now, you couldn't miss our icons on the right. “This (EXCEL Award) recognition is a distinct indication of the State Council’s successful partnership with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” as noted by J. Robert Carr, Senior Vice President, Membership, Marketing & External Affairs for SHRM. The Alaska State Council continues its upward spiral, by reaching the maximum level of achievement in the Platinum EXCEL Award for our contributions in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The Alaska State Council received SHRM’s Pinnacle Award for the high quality monthly webinar program. The Pinnacle Award is one of the top honors any state council can receive.   Now on its fifth year, the webinar program continues to provide recertification credits and keep HR professional updated on current topics. With your SHRM membership, we have been able to offer complimentary webinar programs.  We have obtained pre-approved credits for the programs and we are in line to do the same for 2016! The Alaska SHRM State Council is a proud SHRM Preferred Provider! Check the Meetings and Events tab for additional information and registration information.

We have offered sold-out conferences in 2015 and again in 2016.  The high demand Human Resources Academy with curriculum from the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) is hosted by your Alaska State Council.  We have local speakers with unique knowledge of Alaska helping HR professionals navigate through tough HR topics.  The 2015 SHRM State Conference was held in Alaska and will be held here again in 2017.  Stay Tuned! 

We thank you for your ongoing support and invite you to bookmark our page and stay connected with us via FacebookLinkedIn or Twitter to get up-to-date information on complimentary educational opportunities, articles of interest and more.

It is a privilege to serve as your State Council Director. I appreciate the work by the former State Council directors and the board members who have created the foundation for us today.  A huge “Thank You” to all of you, as members, for your participation and support. Together we will continue to advance the HR profession and serve the Alaska HR professional into the future!


Anne Sakumoto, PHR, SHRM-CP

2016-17 Director, Alaska SHRM State Council




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