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SHRM Executive Network Launches Today

New Executive Council With Members from Microsoft, Chipotle, Mastercard and More to Elevate HR through Innovation

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — More than ever, human resource professionals play an integral role in our nation's workforce, leading the charge to help organizations navigate a changing workplace. Today, SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) launched the SHRM Executive Network, a private, global collective of CHROs and HR business partners at mid-market and large enterprises influencing human capital. 

"We have reached a pivotal moment for HR executives as companies begin to reset for a post-pandemic future," said Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, SHRM President and CEO. "It's up to HR executive leaders to design our workforces for the coming years. The SHRM Executive Network will help deliver greater HR innovation and best practices from the very top level of HR."

The SHRM Executive Network launched with the announcement of a new Executive Council, which met virtually for the first time today and convenes CHROs from organizations including Microsoft, Mastercard, and Chipotle to explore pressing workplace issues and elevate the HR profession. The Executive Council will provide insight on emerging business strategies and commission research to further shape the world of work as we know it. Their efforts will inform the SHRM Executive Network as it supplies CHROs and HR business partners with a competitive advantage through access to thought leadership, proprietary resources and an elite network of global industry executives.

"To reshape the future of work, HR is tackling the most pressing issues facing our workforce," said Sean Sullivan, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Chief Human Resources Officer. "Through the SHRM Executive Network and the Executive Council, SHRM is in lockstep with HR leaders in their mission to improve our workplaces. We have the tremendous opportunity to elevate the HR profession and provide insight and guidance that will help build a better world of work."

Members of the SHRM Executive Council include:

  • Laszlo Bock, (Executive-in-Residence) CEO & co-founder, Humu and former Senior Vice President of People Operations, Google
  • Marissa Andrada, Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer, Chipotle
  • Peter Fasolo, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Johnson & Johnson
  • Michael Fraccaro, Chief People Officer, Mastercard
  • Katy Fink, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Stryker
  • Diane Gherson, Former Chief Human Resources Officer, IBM and Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
  • Beth Grous, Chief People Officer, Tripadvisor
  • Ed Hodge, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Trinity Health
  • Kathleen Hogan, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Microsoft
  • Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever
  • Eric Severson, Executive Vice President and Chief People & Belonging Officer, Neiman Marcus Group
  • Peter Cappelli, George W. Taylor Professor of Management and Education and Director of the Center for Human Resources, The Wharton School

The Council will be led by Executive-in-Residence, Laszlo Bock, CEO & co-founder of Humu and former Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google.

"Over the past year, we've seen firsthand how HR has become a critical and strategic partner to the CEO," said Bock. "It's more important than ever for HR leaders to share insights and learn from each other to ensure that our workplaces are equitable and inclusive. With culture as a top priority for most CEOs, SHRM's Executive Council helps organizational leaders drive meaningful, lasting improvements within their organizations."

For more information on the SHRM Executive Network, visit

About SHRM Executive Network

As the voice of all things work, workers and the workplace, SHRM is the foremost expert, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today's evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.  More than 95% of the Fortune 500 rely on SHRM members to drive their people and strategy. The SHRM Executive Network is a vetted, private collective of CHROs and VPs at mid-market and large enterprises who influence human capital. Learn more at &


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