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    Welcome to the Four Corners Human Resources Association

    Four Corners Human Resource Association (FCHRA) is an organization for professionals engaged in human resource administration. The strength of FCHRA lies in the quality of its membership, and in having all members realize the benefits of, and actively participate in, the growth of the association. 

    We invite you to join us for any of our monthly programs or mini-conferences. The luncheon meeting and mini-conferences feature leading experts in the HR field or related HR matters.We endeavor to offer HRCI's and SHRM CEU's for our certified HR professionals.

    Luncheon meetings: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    Meeting location: Virtual   

    To verify location, program topic, and speaker information contact:

     Brooke Tomlinson, Chapter President

    Our Mission 

    Dedicated to improving human resource management systems and practices through the professional development of our members.  


    2021 Board Members

    Chapter President  Brooke Tomlinson
    President-Elect Sylvia Sandoval
    Treasurer Morghan Miles
    Secretary Delora Sakizzie
    Past President  Tim Conyers
    VP of Programs Jennifer McCoy
    VP of Marketing/Webmaster Kristin Grant
    VP of Membership Brandon Martinez 
    Diversity Director  Gerilyn Tsosie 
    Workforce Readiness Director  Gerilyn Tsosie
    Certification Chair  Jamie Wagoner
    SHRM Foundation Chair  Sharon Richey
    Community Director  Tom Swenk 
    Seminar Chair  Eddie Carraro
    College Relations Chair  Jim Holgate
    Hospitality Chair Brandon Martinez
    Legislative Representative Mary Gordy


    Our History

    The group began as the "Four Corners HR Group," when four HR professionals met for lunch one afternoon in 1986 at KB Dillons. The first "membership roster" typed on an IBM Selectric typewriter on April 8, 1987, included:   

    Mary Ancell, Southern Union
    Dan Dible, City of Farmington
    Fergie Olgren, El Paso
    Dan Patterson, Farmington Municipal Schools
    James Ray, PNM
    Cricket Sisson, First Interstate Bank
    Lynn Thompson, Utah International
    Mike Voita, APS
    Colleen Walker, San Juan College
    Jim Walker, Meridian Oil
    Gail Williams, Bloomfield Refining

    The early meetings were conducted as roundtable discussions on a pre-determined topic. For example, the topic of the April 1987 discussion was the treatment of alcoholism and whether it was considered a sickness under benefit plans in place at the time.   

    In 1994, Mark Christensen, SHRM Area VI Manager, and Mary Rutland, SPHR from HRMA, met with committee members Dan Lott, SPHR, Christine Carson, PHR, June Markle, Gail Williams, and Charlene Scott, PHR, to research the possibilities of becoming a formal SHRM chapter.

    The group became a formally chartered SHRM Chapter on January 10, 1995.