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ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Fifteen young professionals were elected to serve on the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) highly selective Young Professional Advisory Council (YPAC) for a one-year term, beginning on Jan. 1, 2014.
SHRM received 328 applications for only 15 spots on the Council. Of those chosen, several work for Fortune 500 companies such as McDonald’s, Honda, Kraft Foods and Microsoft.
The role of the Council is to advocate for SHRM’s Young Professional members (those under age 35) and provide guidance to SHRM for attracting and retaining non-member young professionals.
"Those selected for this volunteer appointment are a highly impressive group with diverse experience in the Human Resources profession,” said Tara Fournier, PHR, manager of member engagement at SHRM. “They represent the future of our profession and as members of this council, serve as ambassadors for the needs of this important group of members.”
During the course of their appointment these young professionals will help to:
2014 Young Professional Advisory Council Members:
For information about YPAC, visit http://www.shrm.org/communities/yp/pages/ypadvisoryteam.aspx.
Media: For more information, contact Vanessa Gray of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6072 and Vanessa.Gray@shrm.org or Kate Kennedy at 703-535-6260 and Kate.Kennedy@shrm.org.
About the Society for Human Resource Management
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing about 260,000 members in more than 140 countries, the Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.
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