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Welcome to the Bay Area Human Resource Executives Council

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Our Mission: As the premier bay area association for HR Executives and Senior HR Professionals, we create unique networking and professional development opportunities for strategic HR leaders.   

Our History:   The Bay Area Human Resource Executives Council, an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management, was founded in 1980 and at that time was known as ASPA South Bay Chapter.     

We later changed our name to BAHREC (Bay Area Human Resource Executives Council) to meet the  development needs of senior human resource professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, although our membership has grown and evolved to meet ever-changing business needs, we remain true to our original mission. 

If you are looking for top level CHRO, VP of HR or Senior HR networking opportunities and professional programming, BAHREC is your leader in the Bay Area.  Please follow the link below and to fill out our on-line application.  

If you have additional questions, please contact Linda Greco, VP of Membership at:

Members, remember to log in with the button in the top right hand corner of this page to see all the additional benefits of membership. 

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    We invite qualified potential members to apply for membership. The first step is to complete a membership application, which may be downloaded along with instructions from the menu bar on the left hand side of the About Us page.

    BAHREC is an affiliated chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, and has earned Superior Merit Chapter designation for the past several years. While we encourage and promote SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) national membership, it is not a requirement for membership in BAHREC.

    Network with other BAHREC members by joining the BAHREC LinkedIn Group.


    BAHREC is an affiliated chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and the California State Council of SHRM. Read more about SHRM (112Kb Powerpoint file).

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