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The HRMAC Institute at the Executives’ Club of Chicago is the premier resource for advancing workplace strategy and leadership.

For over 100 years, HRMAC (Human Resources Management Association of Chicago) has been regarded as the leading provider of best practice resources, real-life applications and a connector to Chicago area HR peers and industry leaders. With an unmatched tradition of fellowship, education and leadership, HRMAC is the oldest human resources organization in the country.

By bringing these two illustrious organizations together, The HRMAC Institute at the Executives’ Club of Chicago comprises Chicagoland’s largest and most vibrant community of professionals who are passionate about talent and building the best organizations of the future.

HRMAC Institute Programming

Robust Human Resource-Focused Programming

Hear how the world’s HR leaders are tackling important issues and share best practices.

Member Experiences

Build relationships with other HR professionals through the Institute’s forums and interest groups.

Learning & Development

Grow yourself as a leader through a variety of programs designed for executives at all levels of the organization.

Upcoming HRMAC Events

HRMAC Institute events are designed for any executive professional who wants to stay current and relevant in the dynamic Human Resources field. Not only do HRMAC Institute events provide specific and targeted content through leading experts and practitioners, they build community by fostering the connections that become lifelong relationships.

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HRMAC Institute Advisory Council

Imran Qureshi

Head of North America
Willis Towers Watson

Beth Hayden

Chief People Officer

Chris Williams

Root Inc

Christy Harris

Vice President, Human Resources
Allstate Insurance Company

Irina Konstantinovsky

EVP, Chief Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer

Nick Allen

Regional HR Partner, Talent Development

Chris Bertschy

McCarthy Bertschy & Associates

Lisa Bomrad

Homethrive, Inc.

Larry Brand

Chief Human Resources Officer
Elkay Manufacturing Company

Evelyn De La Cruz

Head, North America Administrative Operations
Spencer Stuart

Susan Gallagher

Chief Executive Officer

Shelly Green

UGN, Inc

Carolyn Lind

Director, Human Resources, US
Mayer Brown

Brian Powers

Chief Human Resources Officer
TTX Company

Kadie Tapp

SVP Business Development

HRMAC Institute History

HRMAC began in 1915 with a group of seven people who met informally to discuss common problems, but within a few months, it had grown considerably and became known as the Employers’ Advisory Group. This group became formally organized and instituted corporate memberships.

The Employers’ Advisory Group had several more names and for a very short period, was a chapter of a national group. The chapter hosted the national organization meeting in Chicago in 1921 for 2,000 people. In fact, on the first day of the event, the wait staff at the conference hotel went on strike. Bag or box lunches were obtained and lunch was eaten at the delegates’ seats in an auditorium.

The organization then became known as the Industrial Relations Association of Chicago and kept that name until 1982 when it became known as the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago.

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