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Vision Statement:

ETHRA is a thriving network of human resource professionals committed to elevating the HR profession and the organizations they serve.

Mission Statement:

ETHRA elevates the human resources profession in East Texas by providing educational opportunities and an engaged network of leaders. Our members are empowered strategic business partners. 


Elevate | Educate | Empower

Value Proposition:

ETHRA began its journey on May 10, 1977, which was a significant milestone in our association's history. ETHRA is a non-profit organization business partner that provides employer / employee education and guidance to the East Texas business communities. This is achieved by facilitating the growth, development and awareness of all professionals.

ETHRA is comprised of professionals from a diverse group of East Texas businesses and industries. Our members stand ready as potential resources to assist you and to help you find answers to your business related inquiries.

ETHRA helps its members to develop professionally and personally. Each month network lunches are provided. These luncheons also feature guest speakers and presentations that cover important professional related subjects and "hot" topics in current events. Annually, we host a region-wide employment symposium.

ETHRA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. ETHRA is a local starting point for networking, information, professional development and continued support of excellence.

We welcome your use of this site as a resource, and encourage you to check back frequently for updated information. We also encourage your involvement and suggestions about all of our activities, on the web and off. We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

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