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SHRM Announces former President of the United States to speak on the Main Stage at SHRM22 Annual Conference and Expo

Alexandria, Va., - Today, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) announced SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, will engage in an exclusive conversation with President George W. Bush on Wednesday, June 15 at SHRM's signature conference. The SHRM22 Annual Conference and Expo, will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 12-15. There is also a virtual option for those unable to travel.  

SHRM works every day to cause better workplaces by sharing knowledge, expertise, tools, and support to help HR professionals and business leaders succeed in disruptive times. During his Administration, President Bush led the nation through critical and adverse times, including the response to the attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon; the devastation caused by hurricane Katrina; and through the fall of Lehman Brothers and the recession. The former President will join SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, on the SHRM22 Main Stage, in a conversation about leading the nation and managing crises, and the importance of hiring good talent.

"HR professionals have faced unprecedented challenges with the pandemic and now the great resignation. It is an honor to host former President Bush in a timely conversation about leading and managing through critical times and adversity," said SHRM President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP. "Since leaving office, President Bush has focused his efforts on issues that are in line with building better workplaces and a better world and causing positive effects by supporting our Veteran's, advancing educational opportunities for women and girls in oppressive societies, and enhancing global economic prosperity and competitiveness. I know this will be an engaging and informative discussion with the former President."

George W. Bush served as 43rd President of the United States of America from 2001 to 2009. 

After his Presidency, President and Mrs. Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas.  The Bush Center is home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute, a nonpartisan public policy and leadership development center that engages communities across the United States and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today's most pressing challenges.

President Bush will join a lineup of over 200 speakers at SHRM22, including Bruce D. Broussard, president and CEO of Humana Inc., Timothy S. Huval, chief administrative officer of Humana Inc. Both in-person and virtual attendance will be available. HR professionals, CHROs, people managers and students will have the opportunity to engage on best workplace practices, discuss new data surrounding the great resignation, learn about the latest workplace trends and benchmarking, and explore how to build a better workplace culture.

The SHRM22 theme, Cause the Effect amplifies SHRM's mission that there is no cause we can't effect when we come together as one HR. HR Professionals have the power to empower others, change lives, drive productivity and value for companies, improve society, and perhaps have an impact on people they will never even meet.

To register as press for the SHRM22 Annual Conference and Expo, please contact Note: Select sessions are closed to the press with no personal photography, note taking or recording being permitted.

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