Gerlinde Herrmann - SHRM-SCP

Gerlinde Herrmann is the founder and president of The Herrmann Group, a consulting firm that provides Executive Search, HR and Governance Consulting, and Leadership & Executive Coaching to support Human Resources strategies and talent management initiatives. Prior to founding the Hermann Group, she worked with leading organizations such as Nortel and Federal Express.

Gerlinde’s leadership in governance experience includes serving on the SHRM, SHRM Foundation and SHRM-HRCI board of directors; and is a member of the CPA Ontario Professional Conduct Committee, in addition to serving as a past vice-chair of the Complaints Committee for the CMA. She also served three years as president and chair of the board of directors of the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) and as past chair, held the portfolio of HRPA’s Chair of Strategic and Global Alliances for two years.

Gerlinde’s recent involvement has been in industry-related and outreach initiatives, such as: Global Experts and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Panels of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); Youth Employment Service (YES) Advisory Board, Career Edge Diversity Board; Canadian Government Private Sector Working group on Pandemic Influenza Planning; Director on the Canadian Council of Human Resources Association; Director of NAHRMA (North American Human Resources Management Association); Canadian representative on the Board of Frontplaces, France (a global diversity think tank); advisor for George Brown’s HR program; Advisor on the Provincial Partnership (Passport to Prosperity); and Founder and Director of the Toronto Chapter of HRPA.

Gerlinde holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Economics from Concordia University.

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