WDM Chamber Acknowledges Kara Matheson and Meredith Murphy for Human Resource Certification Achievement

WEST DES MOINES, IA (March 7, 2024) – The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce proudly recognizes Kara Matheson, VP of Workforce Development and Culture, and Meredith Murphy, Talent Attraction Manager for achieving certifications from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Kara Matheson has earned the SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) designation, while Meredith Murphy has attained the SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) designation.

These certifications, granted by the Society for Human Resource Management, are globally recognized credentials indicating expertise in HR management. Kara and Meredith pursued their certifications through a dedicated study group with Central Iowa SHRM, demonstrating their commitment to professional development.

"We are all about continued learning, and what better way than through SHRM with all of their Human Resources expertise,” said Matheson. “We can’t wait to continue working with HR professionals and leaders to elevate and connect the region’s workforce to do bigger and better things together.”

Murphy expressed gratitude for the support received during her certification journey, stating, "I wanted to pursue SHRM-CP after meeting so many inspiring professionals who had been through the process.” Murphy added, “I could not have done it without the support of Kara Matheson, Katherine Harrington, and my Chamber team!”

The WDM Chamber congratulates Kara Matheson and Meredith Murphy on their achievement and dedication to advancing HR practices.

For more information about SHRM certifications, visit https://www.shrm.org/credentials/certification
About the WDM Chamber of Commerce
The West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce, established in 1924, is a dynamic organization dedicated to championing all things West Des Moines. With a focus on strengthening local businesses, providing personalized resources, and attracting a top-tier workforce, the Chamber aims to position WDM as the best suburban city in America. Celebrating a century of excellence, the Chamber boasts a diverse community of over 800 members, offering something for everyone. Explore the possibilities, learn more about the chamber, and discover how you can get involved in shaping the future of West Des Moines at wdmchamber.org

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