Bettina Deynes

SHRM-SCP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Areas of Expertise: HR practice, strategic HR, and diversity and inclusion.

“When you have an effective H.R. department that is supported by leadership, people feel safe about reporting harassment. It has a lot to do with the type of HR department: The motive is not the legal liability, but the culture you want.” – New York Times

Bettina Deynes provides overall direction and guidance to the HR function at SHRM and serves as a business partner to the senior leadership team. Prior to joining SHRM, Deynes worked for the City of Alexandria, Va., as chief HR officer. Her 20-year career also includes serving as HR executive for the Washington Nationals Baseball and the National Association of Social Workers, among others. She earned her Master in Business Administration and Master in International Management from the University of Maryland University College, and her Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Phoenix.  

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