About SHRM

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

For more information about SHRM, see the 2018 State of the Society address and News About SHRM.

The SHRM 2017 State of the Society Report and accompanying SHRM 2016 Audited Financial Statement highlight our goals, our recent accomplishments and how we are delivering on our mission. 

Purpose, Mission & Vision

Our purpose is to elevate the HR profession.

Our mission is to empower people and workplaces by advancing HR practices and by maximizing human potential.

Our vision is to build a world of work that works for all. 

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 SHRM Election for 2020 Board

David Windley
Chair
David Windley, SHRM-SCP
CEO, IQTalent Partners
email  |   Biography

Coretha Rushing
Immediate Past Chair
Coretha M. Rushing, SHRM-SCP
Corporate VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Equifax
email  |   Biography

Johnny C. Taylor
President & CEO
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
Society for Human Resource Management
email  |   Biography

Janet Alberti
Director-at-Large
Janet Alberti
Deputy Director, Adminand Finance, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
email  |   Biography

Melissa Anderson
Director-at-Large
Melissa Anderson
Executive VP, Administration & Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Energy
email  |   Biography

Sally Hornick Anderson
Director-at-Large
Sally Hornick Anderson, SHRM-SCP
Director of the Americas Practice, Google
email  |   Biography

Michelle Bottomley
Director-at-Large
Michelle Bottomley
Chief Marketing Officer, New York Life
email  |   Biography

Steve Browne
Director-at-Large
Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP
VP of Human Resources, LaRosa's, Inc
email  |   Biography

Thomas W. Derry
Director-at-Large
Thomas W. Derry
CEO, Institute for Supply Management
email  |   Biography

Johanna Soderstrom
Director-at-Large
Johanna Söderström, SHRM-SCP
Senior VP Human Resources, The Dow Chemical Co.
email  |   Biography 

Patrick Wright
Director-at-Large
Patrick Wright, Ph.D. Chair in Business, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina
email  |   Biography

Gretchen Zech
Director-at-Large
Gretchen Zech, SHRM-SCP
Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Arrow Electronics
email  |   Biography

SHRM Board of Directors Meeting Summaries

Executive Leadership

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP
President & CEO
email  |   Bio  |   CEO Corner

Alexander Alonso, Ph.D.
Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP
Chief Knowledge Officer
email  |   Biography 

Jeaneen Andrews-Feldman
Jeaneen Andrews-Feldman 
Chief Marketing and Experience Officer
email  |   Biography 

James L. Banks, Jr., J.D.
James L. Banks, Jr., J.D. 
General Counsel
email  |   Biography

Lisa Connell
Lisa Connell
Executive Director, HRPS
email  |   Biography 

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.
Emily M. Dickens, J.D. 
Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff
email  |   Biography 

Marc Goldberg
Marc Goldberg
Chief Technology Officer
email  |   Biography 

Mary Mohney
Mary Mohney
Chief Financial Officer
email  |   Biography

Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP
Nick Schacht, SHRM-SCP
Chief Global Development Officer
email  |   Biography 

Sean Sullivan
Sean Sullivan, SHRM-SCP 
Chief Human Resources Officer
email  |   Biography 


 
Mike Aitken
Mike Aitken
SVP, Membership
email  |   Biography 

Achal Khanna
Achal Khanna 
CEO, SHRM India & Business Head, Asia Pacific and MENA
email  |   Biography 

Wendi Safstrom
Wendi Safstrom
Executive Director, SHRM Foundation
email  |   Biography 

Lynn Shotwell
Lynn Shotwell
SVP and Head, Global Outreach & Operations
email  |   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 Foundation and the SHRM Foundation, 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 instructions 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 for 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 to Small, Medium/Large, Mega/SuperMega chapters in three 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 
Description

SHRM 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 and $5,000 from the SHRM Foundation and are honored at the Academy of Management's annual meeting. 

Department 
SHRM Foundation 


Application Deadline 



08/15, 08/15   New Dates!
Name of ScholarshipScholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Education (08/15)
SHRM Certification Scholarships (08/15)

Description

The SHRM Foundation Scholarship Program awards multiple scholarships annually to SHRM members pursuing a college degree or professional certification. 

Department 

SHRM Foundation  



Application Deadline



08/15

Name of Scholarship The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR 
Description

The 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

Various
Name of Scholarship

Department
Professional Development Scholarships for SHRM conferences and seminars

SHRM Foundation


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