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Welcome to the Rock River Human Resource Professional Association (RRHRPA)


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RRHRPA was well-represented at the recent

IL SHRM Conference.  

From L to R: Kerri Pierceson, VeriFacts; Kendra Hull, Sinnissippi Centers, Inc.; Rhonda DeWitte, Astec Mobile Screens; Megan Kuhn, Kreider Services; Jill Near, Rotary Airlock; Jennifer VanOosten, Kreider Services; Lisa Wakeley, Sewer Equipment of America; Amanda Jacinto, Bonnell Industries.


RRHRPA Community Work

Members and member organizations of RRHRPA recently assisted Rock Falls High School with a mock interview session for their students.  Participating RRHRPA members include Anna Garcia of Steel River Systems LLC and Susan Swegle of NIU. Participants from member organizations included Maddi Barry and Jen Kolb, both of VeriFacts Inc., and representatives of the YWCA of the Sauk Valley.


RRHRPA is an affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Whether you are new to the HR field or have many years of experience, we are a local starting point for networking, information, professional development, and continued support of excellence in Human Resources.  We also encourage small business owners who may not employ a Human Resource Professional to join and take advantage of the frequent educational opportunities available.

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.  You may contact us at

We look forward to seeing you at an upcoming meeting or event!

Upcoming Events

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  • February 26, 2020 - 12:00pm
    ***NOTE LOCATION CHANGE*** Sinnissippi Center, Inc. - use SOUTH door 325 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Best Practice for Delivering Illinois’

    Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

    Illinois now joins a growing number of states that have passed stronger anti-harassment legislation in the wake of #...

  • March 25, 2020 - 12:00pm
    Sinnissippi Center, Inc. - use SOUTH door 325 IL Rt. 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    This session is our ANNUAL NETWORKING EVENT.  This is the time to get those questions answered, find out about other members' best practices, and really just discover what is working for businesses around you that you may be able to benchmark for your own organization.

    This session only works if...

  • April 22, 2020 - 12:00pm
    Sinnissippi Center, Inc. 325 IL Rt 2 Dixon, IL 61021

    Check back for more information.

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Rock River Human Resource Professional Association


    The Rock River Human Resource Professional Association began back in the 1980's as a sub group of the Sterling Chamber of Commerce. The group of eight men and two women represented the larger industrial employers. A while later, the group expanded to include Lee County employers. By the early 1990's, members of the group started receiving certification and joined SHRM.

    At the present time, Rock River Human Resources Professional Association (RRHRPA) is a professional association serving the Lee, Whiteside and Ogle counties and surrounding communities, dedicated to professional development and networking with local HR professionals. Even small businesses without a dedicated HR department can  benefit from being a RRHRPA member. We currently have 47 members representing 35 different companies.



    Please see our Bylaws link on the About Us page.