SHRM Names Jessica Perry Senior Vice President for Publications and Media

Jun 9, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) announces that Jessica Perry has joined its leadership team as senior vice president for publications and media.

Perry, who has more than 25 years of experience directing online initiatives for major media operations, joins SHRM from National Journal Group, where she was vice president and general manager. At SHRM, she will focus on the association’s mission of advancing the skills and knowledge of its membership of HR professionals by delivering high-quality print and digital publications. She also will oversee the SHRMStore.

Her appointment is effective today.

“SHRM is pleased to welcome Jessica Perry to its leadership team,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, SHRM president and CEO. “SHRM publications and electronic media play a critical role in connecting professionals in the human resources industry, and Jessica’s extensive publishing and digital experience and aptitude will further these important efforts to the benefit of our membership.”

SHRM is the world’s largest association devoted to the HR profession. Its publishing portfolio includes the widely read and respected HR Magazine, HR News and SHRM Online, the quarterly Managing Smart, electronic newsletters and SHRM-published books. Through publications, SHRM Connect, webcasts and multimedia, SHRM media reaches more HR professionals than any other source.

“I'm delighted to have this unique opportunity to leverage and build upon SHRM's digital future,” Perry said. “The organization is a gold mine of content on matters essential to the HR community and to corporate leaders worldwide, and its highly targeted audience has significant authority and influence over workforce planning and development.”

At National Journal Group, she oversaw digital strategy and operations, including a website re-launch. Earlier in her career, Perry led product operations at Conde Nast Digital, where she was responsible for Web and mobile initiatives for more than 20 brands. She also has worked in business development and leadership roles at Yahoo and Dow Jones. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Perry is on the advisory board of Market Realist and has been an adviser to Broadcast Interactive Media. She also has served on the board of the Software & Information Industry Association.

Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and or Vanessa Gray at 703-535-6072 and

About the Society for Human Resource Management
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 and follow us on Twitter @SHRMPress.


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