Brad C. Shanklin

Brad C.

Since March 2016, Brad Shanklin has served as Executive Director of the Dallas HR Management Association including the HRSouthwest Conference.  DallasHR, a professional association, is one of the largest chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  At DallasHR, the team focuses on providing high quality certified education and networking to more than 2,300 members. 

Prior to coming to DallasHR, Brad served six years as the Senior Director of Chapters, for Meeting Professional International (MPI Global).  His responsibilities included the Chapter Business team and the 80 international chapters and clubs.  Before joining MPI, Brad spent eight years as the President/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce in Plano, TX.  During that time, he earned the Institute for Organization Management certificate in non-profit management from the US Chamber of Commerce.  Prior to the chamber, Brad had a 14-year tenure with the American Heart Association at the National Headquarters in Dallas, as the State Director in New Mexico and in the council office in Houston.  He has more than 32 years in the association and membership industry where he has continuously worked with volunteers, boards and member constituents.

Brad was elected to the Plano Independent School District Board of Trustees in 2005 and served for six years, three of those as Board Vice President.  He is a former Rotarian and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.