SHRM Members Become Fellows of National Academy of HR

By SHRM Online staff Dec 2, 2008

Two Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members have been inducted into the National Academy of Human Resources as part of the Academy’s 17th class of Fellows.

Election to the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) is considered one of the most prestigious honors in the field of HR.

“The members of the 2008 Class of Fellows have been acknowledged by their peers as reaching the very highest level of achievement in the Human Resource profession,” said Mirian Graddick-Weir, chair of the Academy and senior vice president of HR at Merck & Co., Inc. “Each of these human resources professionals has made sustained and exemplary contributions to the field of human resources.”

The 2008 Class members were inducted on Nov. 6, 2008, in New York. They are:

  • Laurie Siegel, senior vice president of HR and internal communications at Tyco International. She has worldwide responsibility for leading the company’s strategies in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, compensation and benefits, staffing, diversity, learning, HR systems and processes, and international communications. She joined Tyco in 2003 after working for Honeywell International for eight years. She served as vice president of HR in the Specialty Materials, Aerospace Services and HR Resources Services division, as well as director of compensation.She has extensive experience in organization design, talent management, executive compensation and use of Six Sigma methodology applied to HR processes. Prior to joining Honeywell, Siegel was director of global compensation at Avon Products and a principal at Strategic Compensation Associates. She received a bachelor’s degree in General Studies from the University of Michigan and master’s degrees in business administration and in city planning from Harvard University.
  • Santrupt B. Misra, Ph.D., a director on the Aditya Birla Management Corp. Private Limited Board, the decision-making body of the Aditya Birla Group. He also is responsible for the Group HR and Corporate Information Technology function of the organization. He has worked with the J.K. Group, the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Hindustan Lever Limited. He has been a trainer and consultant to nearly 40 organizations in India. He holds two post-graduate degrees, in political science and personnel management and industrial relations. He earned two doctoral degrees, one from India in public administration and the other from the Ashton Business School in the United Kingdom in industrial relations.

University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business-Center for Effective Organizations was named an NAHR Honored Organization in recognition of 30 years of contributions to the HR field. Edward E. Lawler III, Ph.D., director of the center, distinguished professor of business and NAHR Fellow, received the award on behalf of the Center.


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