The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s (IALR) Human Resources Manager, Betty Wilcher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, will serve as 2019 State Council President-Elect for Virginia’s Membership of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

“Betty’s positive energy, willingness to go the extra mile and commitment to her work position her for much continued success,” said Mark Gignac, Executive Director at IALR. “I am proud of her new role as President-Elect for the State Council of SHRM, and I have no doubt she will accomplish significant milestones.” 

As a 12-year SHRM member, Wilcher has held various positions, including service on the Southside Virginia Chapter Board before stepping into the role of Chapter President-Elect and then Chapter President. She then became involved with the Virginia SHRM State Council and was introduced to a role within the annual Virginia SHRM State Conference. Most recently, she served as State Council Southern District Director. 

Wilcher is a graduate of Virginia Tech and James Madison University. Most of her career has related to human resources and has spanned the fields of education, retail, behavioral health services, telecommunications, manufacturing and presently economic transformation. Wilcher takes pride in fulfilling IALR’s mission to serve as a catalyst for regional revitalization.

PHOTO:  Betty Wilcher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Human Resources Manager for the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research and 2019 State Council President-Elect for Virginia’s Membership of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)