Important Update on the Future of HRMAC

We are excited to announce a new chapter in HRMAC's illustrious history! On Thursday July 22, 2021, HRMAC signed a Letter of Intent to become part of The Executives' Club of Chicago (The Club), Chicago's premier membership organization and business forum. Following execution of a definitve agreement and HRMAC member approval, your HRMAC membership will transfer to The Club where you will have full access to its benefits of membership, including new and expanded programming designed specifically for Human Resource professionals. 

Click Here to view a recording of the August 18, 2021 Town Hall with HRMAC and the Executives' Club of Chicago

Why are we taking this path forward?

The last 18 months have been difficult for so many. HRMAC felt the impact financially because programs that required in-person participation could not be held. The HRMAC Board explored several different options to secure a sustainable future, grounded on the following principles:

  • A community for HR professionals in the Chicagoland area
  • The need to connect the HR community with the broader business community, and vice versa
  • Operational excellence that underpins a successful association

Bringing our members into The Executives' Club of Chicago not only allows us to meet these principles, but does so by combining two esteemed Chicago association brands. 

What does this mean to you?

If the transfer is approved, HRMAC members who are not already members of The Executives' Club of Chicago will be invited to become members of The Club as of the date of transfer (which we anticipate being on September 30) on a complimentary basis, without the payment of additional membership dues. Beginning on your next annual membership period, former HRMAC members will continue as members of The Club at the same dues level as their HRMAC 2021 dues. After that period, former HRMAC members will pay the then current Club dues. 

  • As an example, if you renewed your HRMAC membership on July 1, 2021, you will become an Executives' Club member at the transfer at no additional cost until June 30, 2022. At that date, you will be invited to renew again to remain a Club member at the same HRMAC dues rate that you paid in 2021. On July 1, 2023, you will be invited to renew your membership at the then current dues as other members of The Club in the applicable membership category. 

Therefore, if you've not renewed your HRMAC membership (or have never been a member), now would be a great time to do so, as you will automatically become a Club member once the transfer is complete! 

This is an outstanding benefit as The Club offers a broad set of programs and is a premier resource for connecting, developing, and growing best-in-class leaders to strengthen themselves and their organizations.

Read more about membership with The Executives' Club of Chicago, click here. 

What are next steps?

We invite you to join us for a virtual town-hall meeting on Wednesday, August 18 at 12:00PM Central Time to learn more. Click here to register now. Following execution of the definitive agreement, all HRMAC members will receive an electronic ballot to approve the transfer of HRMAC assets to The Executives' Club of Chicago. In advance of the HRMAC virtual town hall meeting, please send any questions to

On behalf of the HRMAC Board of Directors, we thank you for your support in this important decision. I encourage you to attend the virtual town hall on August 18 to learn more and to get your questions answered in order to submit your vote. 

Imran Qureshi

Chair, HRMAC Board of Directors