James R. Schultz, Chair
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James R. Schultz, Chair


Jim Schultz is Chevron Corporation Advisor to the Human Resources Vice-President following a 30-year human resources career in a variety of Chevron operating companies and corporate HR staffs and positions.  Chevron is one of the world’s largest integrated energy companies conducting business in exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil, gas, chemicals, and renewable energies world-wide.  Prior to his current position Jim was Vice-President Global Downstream Human Resources, General Manager HR Strategy & Capability, HR General Manager Technology & Services, Strategic Planning Manager, Labor Relations Counselor and Compensation Manager among other senior positions in seven geographic locations.  Jim has also been published, spoken, and referenced in the area of HR business planning.

A native of Davison, Michigan, Jim graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education, and Michigan State University with a Master of Business Administration degree prior to joining Chevron’s Human Resource Development Program in 1982. 

Jim is Chair-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, a former Advisory Board member of the HR Institute, GPHR/SPHR, and a SHRM member since 1980.

He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife Sue and two sons Justin and Colton.