Our History

Founded in 1959, SAHRMA was originally called the San Antonio Personnel Management Association (SAPMA) and consisted of approximately 25 members. The founding members established the association as a means to provide a forum for personnel and industrial relations professionals in the community. SAHRMA is now the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management in the city of San Antonio.  We continue to fulfill our founding members’ vision in multiple ways to exchange ideas, discuss best practices, promote professional relationships, serve the community, and encourage and facilitate excellence in human resource management.


Member to Remember

First implemented in 2000, the Member to Remember award recipients are nominated by their fellow SAHRMA members in recognition of their important contributions to the Association, the Human Resources profession and/or the Community.

2018- David Riggs, PHR, SHRM-CP

2017- Josefina Martinez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

2016- Mary Jean Hernandez

2015- Adrian Guardia


Life Members

Life Membership is awarded to each member who has faithfully served the Human Resource Management profession and enters into a retired status or who has performed truly outstanding service for the Association.

Stuart Bergman                  Jean Sahm

Jack Costello, SPHR             Vernon Shade

Nina Crawley                       Sara Sherblom, SPHR

Gail Eldridge                        Ommy Strauch, SPHR

Irene Florida, SPHR            Charles Umshied

Emzy Garrett                       Jean Moye Williams

Frank D. Haegelin               Josie Dickerson

Diana Briseno, PHR            Susan Mustacchio  

Reavus Mays                        Belinda Gonzalez

Margaret "Peg" Callahan, SPHR

Past Presidents

The job of the SAHRMA President is to serve as the Chairman of the Executive Board and to perform all duties incidental to that office, including but not limited to, conducting the business affairs of the Association, in accordance with the SAHRMA Constitution and Bylaws. 

2018 - Jeri L. George, SHRM-CP

2017-Barbara Bentley, SPHR,  SHRM-SCP

2016- Melanie L. Sinai, SHRM-SCP

2015- Rhonda Michel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP  


Founding Members

We are grateful to these members who founded our Association in 1959.


Stuart Bergman                Mary Frances Boothe

Doyle Cannon                   Jack Donahue

Leo Donahue                    Gail Eldridge

Paul Flowers                     Emzy Garrett

William Holstein               David Jones

F. A. Laskowski                 Clyde McCullough

Frank Manupelli               Reavus Mays

William Pugh                    Vernon Shade

Felix Taap                          Richard Thiesen

Jean Moye Williams         Teddy Wood


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