Regions and Chapters

Southern Region Conference History

  • 2013 - April 28-30, 2013, at the Westin Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Karen Queener of Pellissippi State Community College chaired and the theme was HR 2013 Speedway: Racing to Excellence.
  • 2012 - April 1-3, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Savannah in Savannah, Georgia. Larry Farmer of Catawba College chaired and the theme was “HR Recipes for Success.”
  • 2011 - April 10-12, 2011, at The Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. Matt Hawks of Rollins College chaired and the theme was “HR Rocks in the Rock.”
  • 2010 - May 13-15, 2010, at the Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel & Marina in Tampa, Florida. Chris McClendon of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System chaired and the theme was “Connect. Experience. Explore.”
  • 2009 - May 17-20, 2009, at the The Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. Alan P. Chesney of the University of Tennessee chaired and the theme was “HR Run for the Roses: A Triple Crown Event.”
  • 2008 - June 8-11, 2008, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in North Charleston, South Carolina. Ron Klepcyk of Elon University chaired and the theme was “HR: A Bridge to the Future.”
  • 2007 - March 11-14, 2007, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Donna Popovich of the University of Tampa chaired and the theme was “Jazzed about the Future.”
  • 2006 - April 9-12 at the Knoxville Marriott in Knoxville, Tennessee. Jeff Mudrak of Transylvania University chaired and the theme was “HR: Leading with Passion.” Read the 2006 Conference Report.
  • 2005 - April 10-13 at the Riverview Plaza Hotel in Mobile, Maria Martinez of Rollins College chaired and the theme was “Discover the Power of Collaboration: HR Jubilee.” Read the 2005 Conference Report.
  • 2004 - May 23-26 at the Gove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Maria Martinez of Rollins College chaired and the theme was “Elevate Your Spirit, HR at the Summit.” Read the 2004 Conference Report.
  • 2003 - May 4-7 at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort in Clearwater, FL. Yohna C. Cone of the Medical University of South Carolina chaired and the theme was “Clearwater Ahead: Adding Value Through People.” Read the 2003 Conference Report.
  • 2002 - March 24-27 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, GA. Diane Baca of Mercer University chaired and the theme was “Building a Promising Future from a Strong Foundation.” Read the 2002 Conference Report.
  • 2001 - April 1-4 at the Omni Richmond in Richmond, VA. Stewart Mixon of East Carolina University chaired and the theme was “Shoot the Rapids … Rapid Change … Rapid Growth … Rapid Development … HR Stars Making History.” Read the 2001 Conference Report.
  • 2000 - A joint conference with the Midwest Region was held March 26-29 at Kingston Plantation in Myrtle Beach, SC. Jeff Cargile of the University of South Carolina chaired and the theme was “Changing Tides: Pier into the Future of HR.” Read the 2000 Conference Report.
  • 1999 - April 18-21 at the Hyatt Regency Lexington in Lexington, KY. Michelle Banks of the University of Memphis chaired and the theme was “Break Free of the Pack … Step into the HR Professionals Winner’s Circle.” Read the 1999 Conference Report.
  • 1998 - April 19-22 at the Grand Casino Biloxi Hotel in Biloxi, MS. Andy Brantley of Davidson College chaired and the theme was “Engulf the Opportunity … Put People First.”
  • 1997 - April 2-4 at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in Atlanta, GA. Linda Harber of Virginia Commonwealth University chaired and the theme was “Celebrating Champions.”
  • 1996 - A joint conference with Southwest Region was held March 31-April 3 at the Royal Sonesta in New Orleans, LA. Lee F. Hays of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University chaired and the theme was “Unmasked … Facing the Future Together.”
  • 1995 - April 12-14 at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, NC. Sara Phillips of the University of Tennessee System chaired and the theme was “Success is in the Climb.”
  • 1994 - April 20-22 at the Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, VA. Taylor Glass of Winthrop University chaired and the theme was “HR at the Helm.”
  • 1993 - April 6-9 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Wally Skiba of the University of Kentucky chaired and the theme was “Pickin’ the Country’s Best.”
  • 1992 - May 6-8 at the Daytona Beach Marriott in Daytona Beach, FL. Ann Harbor of the University of Memphis chaired and the theme was “Setting the Pace.”
  • 1991 - April 3-5 at the Sheraton Charleston at the Galleria in Charleston, SC. Marie Hydress of Miami-Dade Community College chaired and the theme was “Keepin’ in Step.”
  • 1990 - May 2-4 at The Wynfrey in Birmingham, AL. Alec Williams of Furman University chaired and the theme was “Forging Ahead Through Excellence.”
  • 1989 - April 26-28 at the Holiday Inn in Louisville, KY. Charlotte Fugett of the University of Richmond chaired and the theme was “Off to the Races, HR Challenge for the 90’s.”
  • 1988 - April 27-29 at the Biscayne Bay Marriott in Miami, FL. Emoryette McDonald of the University of Florida System chaired and the theme was “Charting the Future of HR Management.”
  • 1987 - May 3-5 at the Marriott Richmond in Richmond, VA. Robert Herrington, Jr. of the University of Southern Mississippi chaired and the theme was “Reflections & Projections.”
  • 1986 - April 22-25 at the Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza in Memphis, TN. Donald P. Corderman of Emory University chaired and the theme was “Current Trends in Personnel Management.”
  • 1985 - April 30-May 3 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, GA. Lionel C. Skaggs of the University of Alabama, Birmingham chaired and the theme was “The Challenge of Managing Change.”
  • 1984 - April 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency in Winston Salem, NC. Jane Jameson of the University of South Carolina chaired and the theme was “Paths to Personnel Progress.”
  • 1983 - April 19-22 at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, LA. Albin T. Butt of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University chaired and the conference theme was “Jazzing Up our Profession.”
  • 1982 - April 14-16 at the Myrtle Beach Hilton in Myrtle Beach, SC. B.J. Chain of the University of Mississippi chaired and the conference theme was “Personnel: Now & In the Future.”
  • 1981 - April 22-24 at the Mobile Hilton in Mobile, AL. Larry Nance of Appalachian State University chaired and the conference theme was “Personnel: A Positive Approach.”
  • 1980 - April 23-26 at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, TN. Hubert J. Kessler of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa chaired.
  • 1979 - May 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, KY. A.C. Robinson of Elizabeth City State University chaired.
  • 1978 - April 12-14 at the Causeway Inn Beach Resort in Tampa, FL. Alice Baker of Francis Marion University chaired.
  • 1977 - April 17-19 at the Kahler Plaza Hotel in Birmingham, AL. Will G. Holladay of Miami-Dade Community College chaired.
  • 1976 - April 21-23 at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, SC. H. Steven Moore, Jr. of Virginia Commonwealth University chaired.
  • 1975 - April 23-25 at the Hospitality House in Williamsburg, VA. H. Steven Moore, Jr. of Virginia Commonwealth University chaired.
  • 1974 - April 16-18 at the Sheraton Biloxi Motor Inn in Biloxi, MS. Carlton M. James, Jr. of the University of Georgia chaired.
  • 1973 - April 25-27 at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Evans Roberts, Jr. of Louisiana State University chaired.
  • 1972 - April 5-7 at the Contemporary Resort Hotel in Orlando, FL. William Bingham of the University of Tennessee chaired.
  • 1971 - March 24-26 at the Bourbon Orleans Ramada Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Pat L. Gilliland of the University of Mississippi Medical Center chaired.
  • 1970 - April 22-24 at the Grand Bahama Hotel West End on Grand Bahama Island. Haskell D. Harrison of Memphis State University chaired.
  • 1969 - March 23-25 at the Robert Meyer Motor Inn in Orlando, FL. Howard J. Fretwell of the Georgia Institute of Technology chaired.
  • 1968 - March 24-26 at the Buena Vista Hotel in Biloxi, MS. Arthur S. Adams of Florida State University chaired.
  • 1967 - March 19-21 at the New Everglades Hotel in Miami, FL. Robert C. Guillion of the University of Miami chaired.
  • 1966 - March 20-21 at the American Motel in Atlanta, GA. Harold B. Levy of Louisiana State University chaired.
  • 1965 - March 21-23 at the Robert Myer Hotel in Jacksonville, FL. William D. Poore of Auburn University chaired.
  • 1964 - March 22-24 at the Sheraton-Battle House Hotel in Mobile, AL. Rufus Jones of the University of Mississippi chaired.
  • 1963 - March 25-26 at the Tampa Terrace Hotel in Tampa, FL. John M. Outler III of Emory University chaired.
  • 1962 - January 22 at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS. C. Wallace Lott of Clemson University chaired.
  • 1961 - January 9 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Meredith Trotter of Vanderbilt University chaired.
  • 1960 - April 6 at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. Robert J. Stone of Tulane University and Meredith Trotter of Vanderbilt University chaired.
  • 1959 - April 19-21 at the Brown Hotel in Louisville, KY. Orie E. Myers, Jr. of Emory University chaired.
  • 1958 - March 30-April 1 at the Statler Hotel in Dallas, TX. Orie E. Myers, Jr. of Emory University chaired.
  • 1951-1957 - No Meetings Held
  • 1950 - April 13 in Miami Beach, FL. Orie E. Myers, Jr. of Emory University chaired.
  • 1949 - November 17 at the Henry Grady Hotel in Atlanta, GA. C.O. Emmerich chaired.

 

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