Two SHRM Members Installed as NAHR Fellows

By SHRM Online staff Nov 22, 2016

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) members Mark A. Huselid and Susan Schmitt have been inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) Class of 2016.

Huselid is distinguished professor of workforce analytics and director of the Center for Workforce Analytics at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University in Boston. Schmitt is senior vice president of HR at Rockwell Automation in the greater Milwaukee area.

They were among five members installed into the academy's 25th class on Nov. 3 in New York City. Only 163 people have been elected Fellows of the NAHR since its founding in 1992.

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"By election to the Academy, the members of the 2016 Class of Fellows have been acknowledged by their peers as reaching the very highest level of achievement in the human resources profession," said Kathleen S. Barclay, NAHR chair, in a press release.

Jill Smart, NAHR president, noted the "sustained and exemplary contributions" that the 2016 Fellows have made to their organizations, communities and the HR profession.

"These new Academy Fellows have played a substantial role in shaping human resource management thinking and policy," she said in a press release.

NAHR recognizes individuals in HR for exceptional professional achievement. It also furthersthe HR profession through its CHRO Academy and other philanthropic and educational activities.  

Mark A. Huselid

Prior to working at Northeastern University, Huselid was distinguished professor of HR strategy in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University from 1992-2014. From 2000-04, he was the editor of the Human Resource Management Journal. He has consulted on HR measurement and strategy with companies around the world and serves on various academic and professional boards. In 2012 he received the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management Distinguished Alumnus Award, and in 2011 he won the Journal of Management Best Paper Award.

He has been a partner at Beatty-Huselid-Becker Associates for more than 24 years and is the co-author of The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance (Harvard Business Review Press, 2001), The Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy (Harvard Business Review Press, 2005) and The Differentiated Workforce: Transforming Talent into Strategic Impact (Harvard Business Review Press, 2009).

Huselid holds a doctoral degree in organization and HR from State University of New York at Buffalo, an MBA from the University of Kansas, a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Kansas, and a bachelor's degree in psychology from California State University in Fresno. He is a former member of the SHRM Foundation board of directors.

Susan Schmitt

Prior to joining Rockwell, Schmitt served in a variety of HR roles at Kellogg Co., including director and vice president of human resources. Other work experience includes serving as senior compensation analyst at Helene Curtis and compensation manager for the Reserve Bank of Chicago.

She holds a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Illinois State University and bachelor's degrees in psychology and French from Albion College in Albion, Mich. While at Albion, she studied for a year at the Universite de Grenoble, Grenoble, France.

She serves on the Engineering Advisory Council at the University of Michigan and on the Business School Advisory Board for Alverno College in Milwaukee. She received the Global Team Leadership Award from the Society of Women Engineers in 2016.

SHRM, along with ADP and Spencer Stuart, were recognized as the three organizations that served as grand sponsors for the 2016 annual dinner and installation ceremony.


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