SHRM Hires Strategic HR Professional to Serve as Chief Operating Officer

For Immediate Release

Aug 7, 2007
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(Alexandria, Va., August 7, 2007)—The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announces that China Miner Gorman will serve as the Society's new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gorman, who has extensive leadership, HR, international and business strategy development experience, begins her tenure with SHRM on August 28 th. SHRM is the leading voice of the human resource profession, representing the interests of more than 225,000 professional and student members from around the world.

China was previously the President of DBM, North America, a human resource management solutions consulting firm, where she was responsible for DBM's business in the United States and Canada. Prior to DBM, she was President of Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a global HR resources and outplacement company. While at LHH, China helped to establish the company's first global strategy and to improve the organization's operational efficiency and financial results.

"China's 25 years in the human resources arena have given her a deep appreciation for the strategic role of HR in organizations," said SHRM President & CEO Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR. "I believe she will provide sound leadership as the Society continues to develop and deliver high-quality strategic and business-focused services and products to HR professionals worldwide."

China has proven experience in leading organizations through periods of rapid growth and change. She has done this through an innovative approach of balancing the need for growth against the equally important need for high levels of customer satisfaction.

China earned her bachelor's degree from Principia College in Elsah, Illinois, and has completed post-graduate work in organizational development at National Lewis University. She has traveled the world speaking to business, professional and corporate groups on a variety of HR-related topics. She is also a frequent speaker to women's professional groups on the topics of leadership and change management. She currently serves on the Boards of the Chicago-based Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and Adventure/Unlimited headquartered in Colorado.

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