About SHRM

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

For more information about SHRM, see the 2016 State of the Society address and News About SHRM.

The SHRM 2015-2016 Annual Report and accompanying SHRM 2015 Audited Financial Statement highlight our goals, recent accomplishments and how we are delivering on our mission. 

Vision, Mission & History

Our vision is to be a preeminent and globally recognized authority whose leadership, perspective, resources and expertise are sought and utilized to address the most pressing, current and emerging human resource management issues.

Our mission is to be a globally recognized HR professional society that exists to develop and serve the HR professional, and advance and lead the HR profession. SHRM provides education, thought leadership, certification, community and advocacy to enhance the practice of human resource management and the effectiveness of HR professionals in the organizations and communities they serve.

Originally founded as the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA) by a small but visionary group of personnel administrators, SHRM has grown into the world's largest HR membership organization. SHRM has a dedicated staff of over 350 and is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides leadership for SHRM by:

  • Upholding SHRM's vision, purpose and values;
  • Setting the broad policies, direction and priorities of the organization;
  • Ensuring that SHRM has highly effective leadership;
  • Providing fiduciary oversight; and
  • Maintaining the integrity of SHRM services and products developed for the benefit of SHRM members. 

Read the full position description for Board members 
Rules for 2017 Board of Directors Election 

Coretha M. Rushing Chair
Coretha M.Rushing, SHRM-SCP
Corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Equifax Atlanta, Ga.
board@shrm.org 
Biography 
Brian Silva Immediate Past Chair 
Brian D. Silva, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Administration, Fresenius Medical Care, NA. 
Waltham, Mass.
board@shrm.org
Biography
Henry G. (Hank) Jackson President and Chief Executive Officer
Henry G. (Hank) Jackson
Society for Human Resource Management
Alexandria, VA
ceo@shrm.org 
Biography    
Janet Alberti Director-at-Large
Janet Alberti
Deputy Director, Administration and Finance
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
board@shrm.org 
Biography
Sally Hornrick
Director-at-Large 
Sally Hornick Anderson, SHRM-SCP
Head of PeopleDev, Global Business Organization at Google
board@shrm.org 
Biography
Michelle Bottomley Director-at-Large 
Michelle Bottomley
Chief Marketing Officer, 
Staples
board@shrm.org
Biography
Steve Browne Director-at-Large 
Steve Browne, 
SHRM-SCP
 
Executive Director of Human Resources for LaRosa’s, Inc.
board@shrm.org 
Biography
Thomas W. Derry Director-at-Large 
Thomas W. Derry 
Chief Executive Officer, 
Institute for Supply Management
board@shrm.org
Biography
Donna Morris
Director-at-Large 
Donna Morris,
SHRM-SCP 

Executive Vice President of Customer and Employee Experience, Adobe Systems, Inc.
board@shrm.org 
Biography
Jose Tomas
Director-at-Large 
Jose Tomas, SHRM-SCP
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Anthem, Inc. 
Indianapolis, IN 
board@shrm.org
Biography
Patrick Wright Director-at-Large 
Patrick Wright, Ph.D.
Chair in Business, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina 
Columbia, SC
board@shrm.org
Biography
David Windley Director-at-Large
David Windley
President of IQ Talent Partners
San Francisco, CA
board@shrm.org          
Biography                

Gretchen Zech Director-at-Large
Gretchen Zech, SHRM-SCP
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources Arrow Electronics
Englewood, CO
board@shrm.org    
Biography         


SHRM Board of Directors Meeting Summaries
2017 February  

Executive Leadership

Henry G. Jackson Henry G. (Hank) Jackson
President and Chief Executive Officer
ceo@shrm.org
CEO Corner 
Biography
Robert Carr J. Robert Carr, J.D., SHRM-SCP
SVP, Membership and External Affairs
Bob.Carr@shrm.org      
Biography
Alexander Alonso Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
SVP, Knowledge Development
Alexander.Alonso@shrm.org 
Biography 
Brian Dickson Brian K. Dickson
SVP, Professional Development and Strategic Partnerships Brian.Dickson@shrm.org 
Biography
Elizabeth Bille Elizabeth Owens Bille, J.D., SHRM-SCP
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Elizabeth.Bille@shrm.org
Biography
Mary Mohney Mary Mohney
Chief Financial Officer
Mary.Mohney@shrm.org
Biography 
Jeff Pon Jeff Pon, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources and Strategy Officer
Jeff.Pon@shrm.org
Biography 
Achal Khanna Achal Khanna
Chief Executive Officer for SHRM India
Achal.Khanna@shrm.org 
Biography
Jessica Perry Jessica Perry
SVP, Publishing and Media Jessica.Perry@shrm.org
Biography 
Jeaneen Andrews-Feldman Jeaneen Andrews-Feldman
Chief Marketing Officer
Jeaneen.Andrews-Feldman@shrm.org
Biography 

Awards & Scholarships

SHRM Award Listing by Date

Application Deadline 04/30

Name Of AwardSIOP-SHRM Impact Award 
Decription 








The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with the SIOP and SHRM Foundations, are co-sponsoring the first international award to honor organizations that have outstanding evidence-based HR management practices. 

The competition will select winners based on HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analysis. One or more winning organization will be recognized publicly each year. Any for-profit, not-for-profit, or government organization located anywhere in the world may apply for this award. Further information and application insturctions can be found at www.hrmimpactawards.org. 

Type of AwardOrganizational 
Department 
SHRM Public Affairs and SHRM Foundation 


Application Deadline 


07/15
Name of Award Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award 
Description





This $50,000 award is funded by the Society for Human Resource Management and the SHRM Foundation. This award recognizes experts who have made outstanding research contributions and who will use this award to facilitate continuing contributions to the HR field.

Type of Award Individual 
Department 
SHRM Foundation


Application Deadline 


01/31
Name of Award The Excel Awards-Professional Chapters and State Councils 
Description 






The recognition component of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) is the Excel Awards.  Awards may be earned at four levels:  Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.  Each level builds on a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishment. Chapters and state councils must submit the required SHAPE Year-End Report no later than the due date for award consideration.  Winners of the award will be notified in March and will receive award podium banners and recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences.

Type of AwardGroup 
Department 
Membership


Application Deadline 


09/09
Name of Award SHRM Pinnacle Awards 
Description 







The SHRM Pinnacle Award Program is designed to honor SHRM affiliates for high-level development and contribution that enhance the development of effective human resource management. All SHRM chapters and state councils are eligible to submit applications. Pinnacle Awards of $1,000 are awarded to State Councils as well as Small, Medium/Large, Mega/SuperMega Chapters in 3 categories: Advancing The Profession, Serving the Profession, and Enhancing the SHRM Community. In addition to the awards and monetary grants, this impressive program provides increased prestige among your peers and enhanced recognition in the human resource industry.

Type of Award Group 
Department Membership 

SHRM Scholarship Listing by Date

Application Deadline 
05/01
Name of ScholarshipSHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards SHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards 
DescriptionSHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants are given to four promising researchers in the field of human resource management at the dissertation stage of their doctoral education. This annual competition is funded by the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the HR Division of the Academy of Management and is intended to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates. The winners of these dissertation grants each receive a plaque, $5,000 from the SHRM Foundation, and are honored at the Academy of Management's annual meeting. 
Department 
SHRM Foundation 


Application Deadline 



07/15, 12/21

Name of ScholarshipScholarship Program for HR Professionals
DescriptionThe SHRM Foundation Scholarship Program awards multiple scholarships annually to SHRM members pursuing a college degree or professional certification. (Note: applicants must be professional, general, or associate members of SHRM; student members are not eligible for this program.)  Awards are made in March (certification only) and October.
Department 

SHRM Foundation and SHRM Regional Team 



Application Deadline



08/15

Name of Scholarship The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR 
DescriptionThe Meisinger Fellowship, named in honor of former SHRM CEO Susan R. Meisinger, is a premier source of funding for first-time master's degree students in human resources. The Fellowship is geared toward SHRM members who want to leverage significant past contributions in HR while continuing to contribute to the field by earning a graduate degree in human resource management. 
Department 

SHRM Foundation
 


Application Deadline 



11/01

Name of Scholarship SHRM Foundation Student Scholarships 
Description Multiple scholarships are awarded annually for undergraduate and graduate education for SHRM student members. 
Department 

SHRM Foundation 



Application Deadline



04/01, 09/15

Name of ScholarshipSHRM Foundation Research Grants 
DescriptionThe SHRM Foundation funds original rigorous empirical research projects that advance the HR profession. The Foundation is seeking grant funding proposals for up to $200,000 each from individuals and institutions. Proposals are reviewed two times annually. 
Department
SHRM Foundation