The National Association of African Americans in Human Resources


Incorporated in September 1998 in the State of Maryland, the NAAAHR was co-sponsored by the Baltimore Black Human Resources Network and the Washington DC Black Human Resources Network. The NAAAHR was formed by a coalition of 17 local organizations of African American professionals and consultants from many cities across the country. The Association is made up of over 7,300 members and affiliates and operates over 36 chapters and interest groups throughout the nation. Many of the members are affiliated with other professional and trade organizations but find their local NAAAHR chapter a valued resource for shared learning, professional development and personal growth opportunities.

The NAAAHR is committed to expanding the presence and leadership abilities in minority talent at all levels, across all industries, both nationally and globally. We provide conferences, symposiums and other opportunities for professional development, bringing broader exposure of the HR profession to our African American constituents.

Corporate partnerships have afforded our members the benefit of participating in a number of events held by the Association and/or local Association chapters across the country. The Association believes in the power of knowledge, connectivity and inspiration and strives to bring robust opportunities to the membership which bridge all three components. The Association also recognizes that it takes a powerful leadership team–all of whom are lifetime members of the Association–to help connect our goals with our members and sponsors.

Goals of NAAAHR 

  • To establish a national network and forum for African American HR practitioners.
  • To serve as a resource to individuals interested in entering the Human Resources profession.
  • To conduct, monitor and disseminate research and analysis on major workforce issues.
  • To influence platforms of national and international organizations on human capital best practices.
  • To establish a mechanism to monitor legislation and other factors that affect Human Resources practitioners and to develop strategies that effectively represent membership interests.
  • To provide opportunities for professional development which advances and expands the knowledge of HR practitioners.
  • To provide vehicles for connectivity and best-practice sharing amongst members

Commitment to Corporate Partners
The NAAAHR offers an array of opportunities for corporate engagement. Historically, conferences have provided return on investment and value added solutions to include employment and product branding, sponsorship, talent acquisition, career  development, and networking. Depending upon the level of sponsorship engagement, corporate partners may receive incentives, such as complimentary registrations for conferences and symposiums, invitations to VIP receptions and company logo or name recognition on the national website. National recognition in all program materials for national events, such as official program guides, and pre- and post- event marketing, are also included.

Future Corporate Partners 
Future corporate partners are organizations whose goals are rich in diverse leadership principles and engaging people perspectives. Furthermore, we seek to build these relationships with organizations whose long-term strategy incorporates critical components of how they engage their internal human capital, and those which aim towards excellence in:

  • Upholding the highest values and standards around global leadership execution
  • Providing learning and development opportunities to its human capital
  • Promoting leaders of diverse experiences, perspectives and abilities

Your corporate partnership is the core support of the Association’s programs and initiatives. Of critical importance, however, are the benefits to your organization. A corporate partner relationship with NAAAHR:

  • Provides a platform to promote and support your organization’s core values, goals and Objectives
  • Enhances the image and visibility of your organization externally with consumers, and internally with your employees
  • Allows your organization to develop closer relationships with current and prospective customers
  • Further illustrates your organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, which increases loyalty and engagement
  • Provides exposure to a larger and perhaps more diverse audience