About Us

The Mission of the Arizona HR Executive Forum is building transformational leaders and enhancing organizational performance through shared expertise and executive level learning.

In support of our mission, AZHREF:

  • Serves as a forum for presenting the latest thinking, trends, and information on the HR implications of key business issues and strategic HR practices.
  • Establishes a network of senior Human Resource leaders to facilitate the sharing of knowledge in the areas of leadership development, business partners, change management, innovation, talent acquisition/management and other topics of importance to HR leaders.
  • Provides the opportunity to meet renowned thought leaders and speakers that you would normally have to travel and/or pay hundreds of dollars to see or hear at national conferences.



Business models are changing, Technology is revolutionizing how we work.  We have moved to a knowledge based economy.  HR's role is critical in creating strategy that supports attracting and engaging top talent that will drive business initiatives and innovation.

As an organization, Arizona HR Executive Forum's purpose is to build transformational leaders and enhance organizational performance through shared expertise and executive level learning.

In response to the changing landscape of work, AzHREF has exciting new programs.  These include:

  • 6 to 9 strategic, timely, and relevant HR forums.  Programs will be pre-certified for CEU credits,
  • 1 annual signature event highlighting top thought leaders from the national business stage.
  • Program that supports the career development of the local HR community. 
  • The Emerging HR Leader Program will support the member organizations and its members in assessing current competency proficiency levels, identifying gaps, securing and developing experiences and activities that are needed to hone those competencies.  This will be the foundation for preparing participants for leadership roles in HR and a foundation for moving people horizontally across business and functional units, and building organizational effectiveness,
  • Serving as a Community Outreach champion that aligns AzHREF values and strategy with the local and national HR community.  We will continue to support current, and seek new strategic alliances that match untapped talent with the business community.


AzHREF needs like-minded individuals as members, committee members, and potential BOD members to ensure committee outcomes are aligned with Board and membership objectives.

As with any professional organization, the more engaged you become, the more personal rewards you will receive.  The following committees offer various opportunities to work with your peers in building and evolving our organization and expanding our value proposition throughout the year:

  • Membership
  • Programs and Community Events
  • Annual Event Subcommittee
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Partnership and collaboration with other HR organizations
  • Sponsorship


To become involved or for more information, email info@azhref.org.
To apply for membership, please click here.