NEW Professional Member Special>>> Save $20 and receive a SHRM tote bag
More companies are recognizing the importance of giving employees the time and space they need to navigate personal loss.
Save $20 on a New Professional Membership and receive a FREE Tote bag when you join SHRM today!
Learn to overcome challenges and meet your 2017 goals through competency-based HR education. Available in-person and virtually.
Expand your influence and learn how to become an effective leader. Join us in Phoenix, AZ | OCTOBER 2 - 4, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Alexander Alonso, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, has been named senior vice president of knowledge development, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announced.
Alonso had been vice president of research at SHRM. He was instrumental in the development of
SHRM Certification, serving as the head of examination development and operations for the SHRM Certified Professional and Senior Certified Professional certifications.
During his five-year tenure at SHRM, he also has led the development of the
SHRM Competency Model, on which the certification is based, and the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge.
As senior vice president, he will serve on the
association’s leadership team and report to President and CEO Henry G. (Hank) Jackson.
“Alex Alonso’s work has made a difference in the field of human resources and to HR professionals,” Jackson said. “We congratulate him on this promotion and look forward to his future contributions to HR competencies, certification and knowledge development.”
“This is a great time to be at SHRM, where advancing the HR profession is first and foremost as evidenced by the focus on the competency model and certification,” Alonso said. “I look forward to contributing even further to the development landscape for HR professionals worldwide.”
Alonso is a frequent speaker and writer on competencies. He also serves on the board of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).
He holds a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Florida International University. He received the 2013 SIOP Distinguished Early Career Contributions for Practice Award.
His appointment was effective Feb. 8.
Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and
Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit SHRM Online at
www.shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
New Pro Member Special: $20 off + Free Tote
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies