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The Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association (NOARK) has been providing service to the Human Resources community of Northwest Arkansas since September 2, 1971. NOARK is a not-for-profit organization with a membership of more than 350+ Human Resource professionals, with over 225 companies represented. As the local SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) affiliate Chapter 148, NOARK has been awarded numerous awards including the 2013 SHRM Membership Super Star award.


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A message from our president

Tammie Edrington - President NOARK

Tammie Edrington, SHRM-CP, PHR

2017 NOARK President

Welcome to the NOARK webpage!

I’m looking forward to an exciting year for NOARK in 2017 and am privileged to serve as your President.

We have put together an amazing group of volunteers who will be serving as officers and leaders of our committees. They will be striving to offer you excellent programs, opportunities to expand you HR knowledge, and develop your group of professional relationships. We are always looking for additional volunteers to serve on these committees and if you’d be interested in serving please contact me or the committee chair. This is one of the best ways to expand your knowledge and relationships with fellow HR professionals. A list of our current committees and their duties can be found under the Chapter Committees tab.

In 2016 we started a program to offer our members an additional and economical way to gain recertification credit. We plan to continue that program this year and will be offering recertification classes after our monthly membership meetings. Stay tuned for details on classes in 2017.

We are also excited about the development of our new website that will be rolling out soon. It will have a fresh, updated look that will be responsive to all devices.

List above are just a few of the many different projects we have scheduled which we hope will serve you well. If there are items/topics that you’d like to see us add please feel free to email me and we’ll see what we can do.

Let’s make 2017 a great year for NOARK!

Learn more

Check out the pages listed below for more information. Don't see what you're looking for? Contact us, & we'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Board of Directors

The NOARK Board of directors is a hard-working group of volunteers who take time from their busy schedules to make NOARK a vital resource to HR Professionals in Northwest Arkansas.  Continue Reading »

Student Chapters

Student Chapters are an integral part of NOARK, helping students on the path to becoming HR Professionals.  Continue Reading »

State HR Council

Learn about the Arkansas SHRM State Council, Inc. ARSHRM provides services and education to HR Professionals throughout the state of Arkansas and is host of the Arkansas State Human Resources Conference and Expo.  Continue Reading »

Chapter Committees

The NOARK Chapter Committees are each devoted to a particular aspect of service for HR Professionals. From diversity to workplace readiness, every day the Chapter Committees are Advancing the Profession... Serving the Professional.  Continue Reading »

SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation's work includes innovative academic research grants, scholarships and educational resources.  Continue Reading »

NOARK Presidents

Past presidents of the Northwest Arkansas Human Resources Association.  Continue Reading »


This section is here to help answer common questions about NOARK and SHRM. Look through the list, and if you don't find the answer you are seeking, feel free to contact us.  Continue Reading »