Welcome to PIHRA South Bay
PIHRA South Bay (formerly PIHRA District 6) includes the South Bay area and adjacent communities, roughly from the 105 Freeway on the north to the 110 Freeway on the east, to Pacific Coast Highway on the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Our area is populated by exciting businesses from Aerospace to Silicon Beach and major manufacturing companies. We are surrounded by celebrated educational Institutions, beachside living and top tier shopping that annually draws thousands from around the world.
This website seeks to acquaint you with our Chapter, volunteer leaders, monthly educational meetings, resources available to PIHRA members and more. Feel free to contact us with questions or comments on how to better serve the South Bay HR and business communities.
See You There – Note: Career Strategy Meetings are currently held at PIHRA’s Home Office and listed on the PIHRA South Bay Calendar. Check back often or subscribe to South Bay’s email distribution list.
Bruce Tulgan is internationally recognized as the leading expert on young people in the workplace and one of the leading experts on leadership and management. Bruce is a best-selling author, an adviser to business leaders all over the world, and a sought-after keynote speaker and management trainer. Before founding RainmakerThinking in 1993, Bruce practiced law at the Wall Street firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. He graduated with high honors from Amherst College, received his law degree from the New York University School of Law, and is still a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and New York. Bruce has allowed the South Bay location to link to his website.
Diversity refers to human qualities that are different from our own and those of groups to which we belong; but that are manifested in other individuals and groups. Dimensions of diversity include but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, physical abilities/qualities, race, sexual orientation, educational background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religious beliefs, work experience, and job classification. Those qualities that make our organizations succeed! Click here for resources.
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Chair: Bridget Toomey
Vice-Chair: Mery Propster, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Career Services Chair: Richard Propster, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
Hospitality Chair: Cindy Belicka
Hospitality Committee: Shawn Maller
Membership Chair: Jeanie Talbot, PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP
Programs Chair: Simrit Dugal, PHR, SHRM-CP
Program Committee Chair: Blanca Rodriguez, PHR
Audio Visual Chair: Ray Cooke, PHR, SHRM-CP
Secretary/Treasurer: Caryn Ratcliff, SPHR
Sponsorship Co-Chair: Yvonne Fossati
Sponsorship Chair: Edgar Garcia
Student Chapter Liaison Co-Chair: Ivana Hazboun, PHR
Community Outreach Chair: Edward Langhammer, Esq.
Immediate Past Chair: Mery Propster, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Clothes the Deal
Give your business clothes a second life and someone else a second chance!
Beginning in November 2013, representatives of CLOTHES THE DEAL will attend our monthly meetings to collect your gently loved business attire to help those searching for meaningful employment. Donations are tax deductible.
1736 Family Crisis Center
Since 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been responding to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, homeless and at-risk Veterans, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance. Please visit the website for more information: 1736familycrisiscenter.org
By targeting a market composed of Professionals in Human Resources and related areas, PIHRA South Bay is pleased to partner with our business community for their marketing efforts by providing advertising opportunities.
Interested in Sponsoring?
Sponsoring a PIHRA South Bay event is without a doubt, the best way to reach South Bay Human Resources Professionals. For more information contact Edgar Mora Garcia and Christophner Gelpi, PIHRA South Bay Sponsorship Co-Chairs.
We thank and acknowledge our 2021 Annual Sponsor