Libby Sartain, CCP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

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After a distinguished 30 year career in human resources Libby Sartain is now an active business advisor, Board Member, and Volunteer. As head of HR for both Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, Sartain led significant business transformation initiatives as a member of executive leadership teams and guided global human resources efforts focusing on attracting, retaining, and developing employees. Her focus has been growth companies where she developed employment brand strategies that helped grow the workforce exponentially while establishing company reputation as a leading employer of choice. Both Yahoo and Southwest were listed on the Fortune 100 Best Companies To Work For in America and the Fortune 500 during her tenure.

Sartain serves on the Boards of Directors of ManpowerGroup. (NSYE: MAN) and Shutterfly Inc (SFLY) and was a Director of Peet's Coffee and Tea, Inc., (Nasdaq: PEET) from 2007 to 2012. She is an advisor/board member to several start-up companies and consults with corporate clients.

In the non-profit world, Sartain has served on the Board of AARP since 2014 and was elected to the Vice Chair position in 2016. Sartain also served as chairman of the board of the Society for Human Resource Management in 2001 and was named fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 1998. She is a Trustee for the NAHR Foundation and on the Board of SHRM Foundation. She has held many leadership positions with local nonprofits and church organizations.

She holds an MBA from the University of North Texas and a BBA from Southern Methodist University. She was named by Human Resources Executive as one of the 25 most powerful women in HR in 2005.

Libby co-authored: HR from the Heart: Inspiring Stories and Strategies for Building the People Side of Great Business, AMACOM and Brand from the Inside: Eight Essentials to Connect Your Employees to Your Business, Josey-Bass and Brand for Talent: Eight Essentials to Make Your Talent As Famous As Your Brand, 2009 Josey-Bass. She edited (with Patrick M. Wright, John Boudreau, David Pace) The Chief HR Officer: Defining the New Role of Human Resource Leaders 2011 John Wiley & Sons, The Rise of HR 2015 (with Dave Ulrich and Bill Schiemann) and, A View From the Top 2016 (with Patrick M. Wright, Dave Ulrich and Dick Antoine). She is a frequent speaker and is often quoted as a thought leader in human resources.

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