Three SHRM Members Honored by National Academy

By SHRM Online staff Nov 29, 2010
Three members of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) have been recognized by the prestigious National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR).

Bonnie C. Hathcock and Gary P. Latham, Ph.D. were inducted Nov. 4, 2010, as members of the 19th NAHR class of Fellows in New York City. Charles G. Tharp, Ph.D., a previous inductee, was named a Distinguished Fellow, NAHR’s highest honor.

“Each of these human resources professionals have made sustained and exemplary contributions to the broad field of human resources,” NAHR chair Mirian Graddick-Weir said in a news release. “These new Academy Fellows have played a substantial role in shaping human resource management thinking and policy.”

Charles G. Tharp

Tharp was elected as a Fellow in 1998. He is a member of the NAHR board and is a former NAHR president. He serves as executive vice president for policy of the Center On Executive Compensation.

His more than 25 years of corporate experience includes interim executive vice president of HR for Saks, Inc., executive compensation consultant for global consulting firm Towers Perrin and senior vice president of HR at Bristol-Myers Squibb. In addition, he has held key HR positions with General Electric, PepsiCo, Pillsbury and CIGNA.


Tharp has held teaching appointments at Cornell University and Rutgers University and has taught graduate-level courses in executive compensation and HR leadership. He is a Fellow and research scholar at Boston University’s Human Resources Policy Institute.

He holds a doctorate in labor and industrial relations from Michigan State University, a degree from the Quinnipiac School of Law in Connecticut, a master’s degree in economics from Wayne State University in Detroit and a bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Michigan.

Bonnie C. Hathcock

Hathcock is senior vice president and chief HR officer of Louisville, Ky.-based Humana Inc., a Fortune 100 health solutions company.

She has served as vice president of HR at US Airways and vice president of HR at Siemens-Rolm and held sales and marketing leadership roles at Xerox Corp.

Hathcock is a member of the board of the HR Policy Association and the National Business Aviation Association Inc.

HR Executive magazine in 2005 named her one of the 25 most powerful women in HR; it named her HR executive of the year in 2007.

Hathcock holds a master’s of business administration degree from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She is a graduate of the Executive Human Resources program at Stanford University’s School of Business.

Gary P. Latham

Latham has served since 1990 as secretary of state professor of organizational effectiveness in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, Canada.

He has served on a number of boards, including SHRM’s Board of Directors and the board of the Center for Creative Leadership.

His experience includes serving as staff psychologist for the American Pulpwood Association, manager of HR research and staff psychologist for Weyerhaeuser Co., chairing the department of management and organization at the University of Washington and serving as a consultant to numerous organizations.

​​​​​​​​​​​His contributions to HR research include the situational interview, which is based on the premise that an applicant’s intentions predict behavior on the job.

His book, Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager, (SHRM and Nicolas Brealey, 2009) won the 2010 Practice-Relevant Scholarship Award from the Academy of Management.

He holds a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Akron in Ohio, a master’s degree in social-industrial psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and a bachelor’s degree in experimental psychology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Nominations for the Class of 2011 will open January 2011 and close March 31, 2011.


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