SHRM’s Lee Webster Named Chairman for Standards Group Member Forum

Dec 3, 2012

SHRM’s Lee Webster Named Chairman for Standards Group Member Forum

ALEXANDRIA, Va. Lee Webster, director of HR standards at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), was elected chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Organizational Member Forum in October.

The Organizational Member Forum is a group for U.S. standards developers, professional societies and associations, and academics to discuss national and international standards, analyze standards trends and represent their organizations’ interests at ANSI.

Webster will serve a one-year term as chairman beginning on Jan. 1. His duties will include:

  • presiding over meetings of the forum;
  • ensuring that the group’s work is carried out in a prompt, efficient and effective manner; and
  • representing the forum as an ex officio member of the ANSI board of directors and the board’s executive committee.

“I am honored and humbled to be elected to the chair of the Organizational Members Forum,” said Webster. “Besides being a personal milestone for me, serving in a role of such prominence in the U.S. standards community affirms SHRM’s interest in being a substantial, contributing member to this community. I welcome the opportunity to facilitate robust discussions about national and international standards and conformity assessment issues that interest the OMF membership.”

Webster joined SHRM in 2008 as the director of HR standards. He is responsible for overseeing taskforces that develop organizational ANSI and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) human resource standards.

Webster is an adjunct professor in human resources and business strategy at Trinity University, American University and Regent University. Prior to joining SHRM, he worked at Exxon Mobil, and PepsiAmericas, and in other international Fortune 500 firms. Webster also spent several years in the military as an infantry officer.

He is an active SHRM volunteer, who currently serves as the vice president of education for the Northern Virginia chapter of SHRM, and, in the past, was an item writer for the HR Certification Institute.

Webster holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a master’s degree in management systems from the University of Central Texas, and a juris doctorate and master’s degree in business administration from Northwestern University.

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 and India. Visit SHRM Online at and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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