For over 50 years, HR Alliance and its predecessor organizations have represented the best of HR leadership, expertise, and professional development in the Washington D.C. metro area.  We enable our members to continually develop and enhance their HR careers by providing knowledge, skills, and networking opportunities, with a special focus on technology and government contracting.

HR Alliance’s Compensation Survey is the most comprehensive one in the area, providing market-critical information to enable employers to attract and retain key talent.  Members can access our membership directory to network with a vast community of HR professionals for career guidance, idea sharing and many other reasons.  Each year we offer eight education programs hosted by subject matter experts, all designed to nurture your professional development and connect you with other industry professionals.  For those with prestigious certifications, HR Alliance is a preferred provider of certification credits for both HRCI and SHRM.

HR Alliance will provide the most relevant and up-to-date knowledge for HR Professionals through our monthly programs presented by subject matter experts.  We deliver business critical market information on competitive pay practices and policies through our annual compensation survey.  We enable and promote direct and virtual networking opportunities for our members.

Vision Statement
To be the Washington DC Metro area’s premiere organization for HR Professionals.

Mission Statement
We come together to evolve Human Capital practices in order to effectively serve today's organizational and social needs and to creatively shape the future of our workplaces and the world to benefit all people.


  • 1960: Founded as the Washington Technical Personnel Forum to serve the government contracting community
  • 1970's and 80's: Expanded membership to meet the needs of area's rapidly growing high technology industry
  • 2004: Adopted the membership of the Mid Atlantic Employee Management Association (EMA)
  • 2005: Re-branded as WTPF - The Business Forum for HR Professionals
  • 2008: Adopted the membership of the Metropolitan Washington Worklife Coalition (MWWLC)
  • 2009: Engaged in a review of our value proposition for our members and emerged with a modified membership structure and governance to better serve their need
  • 2010: Celebrated our 50th anniversary with a fresh new look and a pledge to uphold our commitment to serving the needs of HR practitioners and thought leaders working in the Washington DC metropolitan area
  • 2014:  After undergoing a thorough rebranding process our Board of Directors voted to rename our association, HR Alliance DC.
  • 2015:  Expanded our membership base and programming to serve HR practitioners across all industries, including government contractors, hospitality, financial services, real estate, non-profits and more

HR Alliance

Timely, valuable programs packed with business and HR-relevant content.  Comprehensive data and policy and practice information in our annual compensation survey.  Networking opportunities with HR leaders and professionals from across the area.  We are HR Alliance – DC Metro’s premier HR association.