Asbury to Serve on SHRM Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

Jul 5, 2006
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(Alexandria, Va., July 5, 2006) The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced that Melvin Asbury, SPHR, will serve as the newest member of the SHRM Board of Directors.

Asbury was elected at the June Board meeting in Washington, DC, during the Society's Annual Conference & Exposition. Asbury replaces R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr., DBA, CEO of Roosevelt Thomas Consulting and Training Inc. and an author and expert on diversity management, who recently resigned from the Board.

Asbury, who has more than 20 years of HR experience, currently serves as senior vice president of human resources at Talecris Biotherapeutics, a leader in premium protein medical therapies. Prior to Talecris, Asbury was head of Human Resources with telecommunications firm SpectraSite Communications and also has worked with Exxon Mobil and Glaxo Wellcome.

His focus as a consultant includes HR professional development, diversity issues, conflict management, outdoor experiential team building, Total Quality Management, business coaching and career development of minority and women managers. His experience includes mergers and acquisitions, startups, organizational redesign projects and other innovative HR programs.

In 2003, Asbury was named the SHRM North Carolina Human Resource Professional of the Year. He is a past director of the North Carolina State Council. In addition, he has served in leadership roles at the SHRM chapter level in Raleigh, Winston-Salem and Research Triangle and was a member of SHRM's Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel and the organization's Panel Selection Committee.

Asbury obtained his business coaching certification through UNC/Duke University, his undergraduate degree in business from North Carolina Central University and a master's degree in industrial relations from Purdue University.

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