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SHRM Announces New Member for 2024 Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — SHRM announced the appointment of a new member to its Board of Directors on January 1 for 2024: 

Sean N. Woodroffe is Executive Vice President, Chief People, Culture, and Communications Officer at Lincoln Financial. He is responsible for all aspects of human resources (HR) and oversees the company’s corporate communications function. He reports to CEO Ellen Cooper and is a member of Lincoln’s Senior Management Committee. Elizabeth Adefioye leaves the board.

Continuing board members include:

  • Betty Thompson, SHRM-SCP, Chief People Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton (SHRM Board Chair)
  • Melissa Anderson, SHRM-CPSenior Vice President, Human Resources, Albemarle Corporation (Immediate Past Chair)
  • Nilanjan Adhya, Chief Digital Officer, BlackRock
  • Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Human Resources and Safety, Schulte Building Systems, Inc.
  • William Phelan, Senior Associate Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer, The American Bar Association
  • James Clark, President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Michael D'Ambrose, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Boeing
  • Scott Snell, Ph.D., the Frank Sands, Sr. Chair in Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia
  • Susana Suarez Gonzalez, Ph.D.SHRM-CP, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Amcor  
  • Valerie Vargas, Senior Vice President of AT&T Advertising and Retail Marketing
  • Mandy Woulfe, SHRM-SCP is the Vice President of Human Resources, Adelante Development Center, Inc.
  • Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management

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