Coretha Rushing to Serve as SHRM Board Chair for 2017

Three Elected to SHRM Board of Directors

November 21, 2016
Coretha Rushing to Serve as SHRM Board Chair for 2017

Coretha Rushing​

ALEXANDRIA — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association representing HR, has announced its Board of Directors for 2017.

Coretha M. Rushing, SHRM-SCP, corporate vice president and chief human resources officer at Equifax Inc. in Atlanta, will serve as board chair for a two-year term, beginning in January. She had been chair designate.

Brian D. Silva, SHRM-SCP, chief human resources officer and senior vice president, administration, Fresenius Medical Care NA in Waltham, Mass., becomes immediate past chair. He has chaired the board for the past two years.

In addition, three executives were elected to the SHRM board. Joining the 13-member SHRM board beginning on Jan. 1, 2017, are:
• Janet Alberti, CPA, deputy director, administration and finance, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
• Sally Anderson, SHRM-SCP, head of people development, global business organization, Google, Chicago.
• Michelle Bottomley, former senior partner and chief marketing and sales officer, Mercer, New York City.

Alberti and Anderson will serve two-year terms, and Bottomley will serve a one-year term.

SHRM also announced that three board members have been re-elected:
• Thomas W. Derry, chief executive officer, Institute for Supply Management, Tempe, Ariz.
• Patrick Wright, Ph.D., chair in business, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina, Columbia.
• Gretchen K. Zech, SHRM-SCP, senior vice president, global human resources, Arrow Electronics, Inc., Centennial, Colo.

Derry and Zech were re-elected to three-year terms, and Wright was re-elected to a two-year term.

SHRM’s Board of Directors sets broad policies and strategic direction and provides fiduciary oversight for the 285,000-member professional association. The 2017 Board of Directors was announced last week during SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders’ Summit in Washington, D.C.

Also serving on the board in 2017 will be:
• Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP, executive director of human resources at LaRosa’s Inc., Cincinnati.
• Donna Morris, SHRM-SCP, executive vice president, customer and employee experience, Adobe Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.
• Jose Tomas, SHRM-SCP, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Anthem Inc., Indianapolis.
• David Windley, president, IQTalent Partners, Los Altos, Calif.
President and CEO Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, CPA, is an ex officio voting member of the board.


Janet Alberti is deputy director, administration and finance, for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). Before joining SFMOMA in 2013, she served as deputy director at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago. In that role, she oversaw all financial operations, information systems, facilities, human resources, marketing and communications, design, publications, new media, visitor services, rentals, restaurants and stores. Working closely with the MCA board of trustees and its committees, Alberti helped to implement multi-year projects and was central in crafting the museum’s financial strategy. In prior years, she was the MCA’s chief financial officer and responsible for fiscal operations and strategic planning for the MCA during the development, construction, and opening of the museum’s new $55 million facility in 1996. Earlier, she served in a financial and operational leadership role as controller for the public television station owned by Window to the World Communications. She began her career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen. She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind. She is a certified public accountant.

Sally Anderson, SHRM-SCP, is the head of people development for the global business organization at Google. She is responsible for onboarding, leadership development, sales skills development and business acumen learning, as well as guiding change management. Her team of 19 in eight offices across the Americas and Europe supports more than 3,000 sales employees. Prior to this role, she worked with sales teams as an HR business partner for 10 years at Google and DoubleClick. She started her career in human resources at Hyatt’s corporate office. She is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management. A three-term past president of Chicago SHRM, she currently serves as a director at large. The Penn State Alumni Association recognized her as the 2005 Recent Alumnus of the Year and as the 2016 Outstanding Alumni Council Member. The Illinois Diversity Council recognized her with the “Most Powerful & Influential Women Award” in April 2016.  

Michelle Bottomley is the former chief marketing and sales officer at Mercer. She has more than 25 years of experience growing businesses via brand-building, digital and data-driven targeted marketing in ways that help companies make a positive difference in people’s lives. Most recently, she was a senior partner and chief marketing officer at Mercer, responsible for the firm’s global marketing and sales strategy and initiatives. Prior to Mercer, she served as Barclaycard’s chief marketing officer for the global and United States businesses. She served on the Barclays Bank of Delaware Board. Before Barclaycard, she led marketing engagements and the New York City office at Ogilvy & Mather New York. She started her marketing career at Bronner Slosberg Humphrey (Digitas) and Epsilon and has written extensively on the power of customer experiences on driving business value. She has served as an adjunct professor of integrated marketing at New York University’s graduate school. She has been recognized by the Direct Marking News “Marketing Hall of Femme,” National Association of Women New York “Women of Power and Influence,” Advertising Women of New York’s “Working Mother of the Year” and Ad Age’s “Women to Watch.” She is a graduate of Northeastern University with bachelor’s degrees in biology and economics. She took courses at Boston University toward a Ph.D. in economics. 

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