SHRM Names Former Board Chair Janet Parker as New Chief Global Membership Officer

Jun 17, 2010
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SHRM Names Former Board Chair Janet Parker as New Chief Global Membership Officer

Alexandria, Va. − The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) today announced the appointment of Janet Parker, SPHR, to be Chief Global Membership Officer.Parker is the former Chair of the SHRM Board of Directors and Executive Vice President for Human Resources at Regions Financial Corp. in Birmingham, Alabama.

Parker, who replaces China Miner Gorman, will oversee SHRM’s U.S. and international membership programs beginning in mid-July.She also will be a member of SHRM’s global management team and will represent the interests of SHRM’s 250,000 members.

“With a distinguished career in human resources and with SHRM, Janet brings a wealth of knowledge to the Chief Global Membership position,” said SHRM President and CEO Laurence G. O’Neil.

“As a long-time human resources leader and SHRM volunteer, it is truly an honor to have the opportunity to not only promote the importance of HR’s role, but also to support our members throughout the world,” said Parker.

Parker served on the SHRM Board of Directors from 2000 – 2009, and was chair of Board from 2007 – 2008. During her 20 years as a SHRM member, she held numerous local, regional and national volunteer leadership positions, including Chapter President for the Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management, State Council Director for Alabama, and SHRM Foundation Campaign Chair.

At Regions Financial Corp., one of the nation’s largest full-service consumer and commercial banks, she has had responsibility for providing strategic HR direction to the consumer services, business services and trust divisions.

Parker has testified before congressional committees as an HR professional, and she was appointed by President Bush to serve on the President's Advisory Council on Financial Literacy in 2008. She received her undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.


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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members in over 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 and India. Visit SHRM Online at

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