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Advancing the growth and development of the Human Resources profession in Northern California for over 30 years

Our Purpose

HR, Inc.

Meet the Human Resources, Inc. Board of Directors:

Jeff Jacobs - Board Chair

Deanna Fairchild - Scholarship Chair

Deborah Morton - Marketing Chair

Bev Principal - Treasurer

Sharon Winston - Steering Committee Chair


The mission of the HR Symposium is to support the growth and development of the Northern California Human Resources profession through education, networking, scholarships, and recognizing excellence, all by way of an annual one-day symposium. 

The HR Symposium began in 1986 when Ron Beach, then Classified Advertising Director of the San Jose Mercury News, wanted a way to recognize the contributions of the human resource community. Over the years, the Human Resource Symposium has become a forum to bring together business experts, leaders, and human resources professionals to discuss issues and trends affecting HR and the Silicon Valley across all industries. 


With sponsoring companies covering some of the expenses for the HR Symposium, the bulk of the registration fees received go to Human Resources, Inc., a nonprofit corporation that manages the funds. These funds are used for scholarships awarded to upper division students pursuing HR-related degrees and certifications. 


The Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship Program is named after a long-time member of the HR Symposium Steering Committee and one of the founders of HR, Inc. In the past 15+ years, Human Resources, Inc. has awarded over $500,000 to deserving students. Volunteers associated with the human resources community provide management of Human Resources, Inc. and organize the annual HR Symposium.



Our Purpose

Our Purpose

Our Team

Our Team

We are a close-knit team of dedicated and determined volunteers. In our day jobs, we fill HR and related roles from a wide variety of Silicon Valley companies and industries. Hover and click on our images below to get to know us!

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HRS Team

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."

- John Quincy Adams

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