PIHRA Inland Valley September 2021 Membership Spotlight

PIHRA Inland Valley Member Spotlight

Please join us in celebrating the amazing individuals who are at the heart of PIHRA. 

PIHRA believes that being a part of a professional community is an important way to impact your career. That’s why PIHRA has been dedicated to supporting HR professionals in Southern California for over 75 years.


This month meet Maru Trevizo, PHR, SHRM-CP. She is a long-time PIHRA member and volunteer leader. Currently, she is the Chair of the PIHRA Inland Valley chapter. Maru works for Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) as the Vice President of Human Resources. Let’s learn more about her.

How long have you been a PIHRA member?

I’m thinking approximately 10 years or more.

Why did you decide to enter the HR profession?

I thought it would be great to be in a position where I can help people, coach, and develop them as well as influence the business.

What has been the greatest challenge in your career so far?

I worked at a company that eventually had to close multiple facilities, layoffs are not fun at all.

What has been your greatest HR related accomplishment?

I’ve been in positions where I had the ability to influence the business and shape the organization to provide a great work environment, develop and retain talent.

What are your long-term career goals?

I would love to have the time to get and MBA in organizational development and leadership.

What has the PIHRA membership meant to you both personally and professionally?

Being part of PIHRA has a made a huge, difference in my professional career. I was able to find mentors that helped me throughout my career, I was able to keep up to date with new laws and best practices with the CA HR conference and the legal updates. I found great friendships and amazing colleagues to learn from.

Provide reason(s) why you recommend membership to others:

Networking, continuous learning and resources to do my job.

Thank You for Being Part of Our Community

Once again, thank you for being part of the PIHRA community! Whether you’re a visitor, a subscriber, or a long-time member, your insight, perspective, and participation creates a richer HR community for us all. You really do make a difference.

Have any questions about PIHRA membership resources? We’re here to help! If we can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact Member Services at membership@pihra.org or (424) 329-0210.

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PIHRA Membership is the single best resource to support HR professionals practicing in or responsible for HR in Southern California. Become a member today!

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“For over 20 years I have relied on PIHRA for professional support, camaraderie, SPHR recertification credits and leadership opportunities. I would not consider doing my Human Resources work as a Human Resources Operations Manager, Human Resources Director, Consultant or Educator without my PIHRA network.”
– Mery Propster, SPHR, Segue Solutions

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