Emerging Professionals




SAHRA's Emerging Professionals group was formed in 2017 to serve as a forum for young HR professionals and those new to the HR industry in the Sacramento region. The group is open to any SAHRA member who self-identifies as a young or emerging HR professional. 



Click here to join the Emerging Professionals roster so you can stay in the know on upcoming Emerging Professionals programs. Other than active SAHRA membership, there are no financial or other obligations. 


The Value of Membership to Emerging Professionals

Serena Tsan, Royal Electric Co., SAHRA's Emerging Professionals Board Liaison 



The Impact of Low Unemployment on Recent Graduates 
Allie Davis, Nelson Staffing



 2017 Sacramento Talent Acquisition Trends

Allie Davis, Nelson Staffing


Have an article to share with SAHRA Emerging Professionals?

Content can be sent to Will@SAHRA.org.



In the Spring, SAHRA and UC Davis Continuing Education hosted People 101: Getting Started with HR Analytics and Metrics. To kick start our event, the Emerging Professionals hosted a fun ice breaker game. Everyone was able to mix and minglebased on common interests. Due to the high demand of this amazing event, staff had to find more chairs to fill the group! After settling down from the ice breaker, attendees learned how to use data sources and use Excel as a data-management tool.  

SAHRA held its first mixer of at Kupros Craft House in Midtown Sacramento on February 8, 2018. The event shined a light on SAHRA's Emerging Professionals, a

newly developed group formed to serve as a forum for young HR professionals and those new to the HR industry in the Sacramento region. Nearly 50 attendees enjoyed bites and beverages, and participated in a team building activity, which included career related discussion items and a round of trivia. Groups were formed, each composed of HR professionals at different levels in their careers, in order to allow for advice sharing across generations. Fun was had, connections were made, and a thing or two was learned!

In November 2017, Preet Kuar, Vice President of Workforce Readiness along with Steve Haas, Human Resources Director at Disability Rights and Jenny Stanionis, Vice President of Miltenyi Biotec were invited by the President of Human Resources Management Association at Sacramento State University to be the guest speakers.

The HR students really enjoyed speaking with the professional  panel regarding different aspects of an HR career path.

SAHRA is committed to support emerging HR professionals as they enter their HR careers.


On August 22, 2017, SAHRA hosted HR Insights. The event provided a forum for emerging professionals to network with and learn from some of the region's leading HR practitioners. The second HR Insights event was held on May 10, 2018. 



Emerging Professionals Committee
Serena Tsan, Royal Electric Co., SAHRA's Emerging Professionals Board Liaison
Aakriti Maharjan, Tri Tool
Shawna Weaver, Warren G. Bender Co. 

SAHRA Board Liaisons 

Carrie Schleicher, 2020 President 
Will Brass, Immediate Past President 
Kenneth Rodriguez, Past President
Preet Kuar, VP of Workforce Readiness 




Will Hixson, SAHRA Staff
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