Darryl Minner, an employee with Associated Electric and president-elect of the local Southeast Missouri Human Resources Association, attended the national Society for Human Resources Membership leadership conference Nov. 9-11 in Washington, D.C. He is pictured with Karen Silberman, SHRM foundation director. The Society for Human Resource Management is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 205,000 individual members, the Society's mission is to serve the needs of HR professionals by providing the most essential and comprehensive resources available. As an influential voice, the Society's mission is also to advance the human resource profession to ensure that HR is recognized as an essential partner in developing and executing organizational strategy. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries.