Mark your calendars now and save the date for the 2017 IPMA-HR Southern Region conference.  The conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky May 21 - 24, 2017 at the historic Brown Hotel.  A conference website is currently under development and will be updated on a regular basis as planning progresses.  View the conference website HERE.



It is with great pleasure and overwhelming excitement that I get to serve as your IPMA-HR Southern Region President over these next 2 years!  I have been a part of the IPMA-HR family since 2001 (Kentucky Chapter), and have attended Southern Region Conferences since 2008.  As President, I hope to enhance the legacy of what the Sothern Region has meant to IPMA-HR and its members!  The Southern Region Board and I, are working diligently to produce effective training and networking opportunities for our attendees!

In continuing with our efforts in providing outstanding HR professionalism in training, the Southern Region Board alongside the Tennessee Chapter would like to invite you to the 2016 Southern Region IPMA-HR Training Conference to be held at the Historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis TN, May 15-18, 2016!  Our theme, “In Concert with HR” will offer exceptional training sessions and musically themed networking opportunities!  As in years past, you will not be disappointed with the accommodations, substance of the conference, or the awesome opportunities to meet fellow colleagues in the HR Profession!

Our mission in the Southern Region is simple, “We strive to provide an enriched level of professional development along with a healthy dose of southern hospitality and charm!”  We look forward to seeing all of you during the 2016 Conference, and speaking with you periodically throughout our year’s together!

Maurice Brown, President

IPMA-HR Southern Region


A total of 45 people from the Southern Region were certified by IPMA-HR between January 2015 and July 2015.  Congratulations to each of you on this achievement!  It reflects your on-going hard work and commitment to the profession of Public Human Resource Management.  Click HERE to view the list of new IPMA-HR certified individuals
IPMA-HR is an organization that represents the interests of human resource professionals at the Federal, State and Local levels of government. Our goal is to provide information and assistance to help HR professionals increase their job performance and overall agency function by providing cost effective products, services and educational opportunities.

Brief History of IPMA and the Southern Region


Congratulations to the Texas Chapter for winning the 2016 Dayna Petete Outstanding Chapter Award

Pictured left to right: Mark Washington, Texas Chapter President, Gwen Platt, Neil Reichenberg, IPMA-HR Executive Director, Priscilla Wilson, Patricia O'Neil, Bill Cole, IPMA-HR President, Rosie Perez, Maurice Brown, Southern Region President.

Congratulations to Dr. Trish Holliday (center) for being selected as the 2016 Edwin L. Swain Award winner for her contributions to the profession

Pictured from left to right: Maurice Brown, Southern Region President, Dr. Trish Holliday,  and Carol
Rubino, Nominations Committee Chair.



Affiliation with IPMA-HR
The Southern Region Chapter of IPMA-HR is an affiliate of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR), a nonprofit and educational organization, committed to the advancement of the public sector by providing HR professionals with key educational and training opportunities, valuable resources and assessments products, and effective advocacy at every level of government. IPMA-HR represents more than 9,000 individuals and 1,100 agencies at the local, state and federal levels of government worldwide. IPMA-HR is comprised of four U.S. regions and more than 42 affiliate chapters that operate independently and provide members with professional resources and events and career advancement opportunities.

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