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Bob Carr

J. Robert Carr, J.D. SPHR
Senior Vice President, Membership, Marketing and External Affairs

As Senior Vice President, Bob Carr leads SHRM’s Membership, Marketing, and External Affairs business unit. He is responsible for the development and execution of a global communications strategy that builds SHRM’s portfolio of highly successful brands. Carr served as Chief Professional & Business Development Officer where he oversaw the society’s professional development program. As a member of the SHRM’s Executive Team, he played a key role in the organization as its Chief Human Resource and Strategic Planning Officer. Carr returned to the organization from the National Bar Association, where he served as Executive Director.

As Director of the Human Resources Group at AARP, he led all major organizational development activities, human resource and diversity management. Prior to joining AARP, he was Senior Director of Human Resources and Strategic Planning for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He also led the HR function for Howard University and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Carr served in government as Deputy Counsel to the Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Deputy Counsel in the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor

Carr serves as a director on the boards of the Council for Global Immigration and HR People & Strategy, affiliates of SHRM. He was recently appointed as a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Advisory Council. Carr is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is active in a number of legal and professional societies, including the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the American Society of Association Executives. Carr also served on the Conference Board Council of Human Resource Executives.

Carr received a B.A. in economics from Morehouse College, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School and an LLM (Master of Laws) degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Email: Bob.Carr@shrm.org

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