Board of Directors

Betty Thompson, SHRM-SCP

Betty Thompson,
SHRM-SCP

Chair

Chief People Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

Betty Thompson, SHRM-SCP

Melissa Anderson,
SHRM-CP

Immediate Past Chair

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Albemarle Corporation

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.,
SHRM-SCP

President & CEO,  SHRM

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Sean N. Woodroffe

Director-at-Large

Executive Vice President, Chief People, Culture and Communications Officer, Lincoln Financial Group

Nilanjan Adhya

Nilanjan Adhya

Director-at-Large

Chief Digital Officer BlackRock

Mandy Woulfe

Mandy Woulfe, SHRM-SCP

Director-at-Large

Vice President of Human Resources,  Adelante Development Center, Inc.

Valerie Vargas

Director-at-Large

Senior Vice President, AT&T Advertising and Retail Marketing

Susana Suarez Gonzalez

Susana Suarez Gonzalez, Ph.D., SHRM-CP

Director-at-Large

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Amcor

James Clark

James Clark

Director-at-Large

President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Michael D'Ambrose, SHRM-SCP

Director-at-Large

Executive Vice President, Human Resources, The Boeing Company

Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP

Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP

Director-at-Large

Vice President of Human Resources and Safety Schulte Building Systems, Inc.

William Phelan

William Phelan

Director-at-Large

Senior Associate Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer The American Bar Association

Scott Snell

Scott Snell, Ph.D.

Director-at-Large

Frank Sands, Sr., Chair in Business Administration, Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia

About the SHRM Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides leadership for SHRM by:

  • Upholding SHRM's vision, purpose and values;
  • Setting the broad policies, direction and priorities of the organization;
  • Ensuring that SHRM has highly effective leadership;
  • Providing fiduciary oversight; and
  • Maintaining the integrity of SHRM services and products developed for the benefit of SHRM members.

Executive Team

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.,
SHRM-SCP

President & CEO,  SHRM

Mike Aitken

Mike Aitken

EVP, HR Professional Solutions

Alexander Alonso

Alexander Alonso, Ph.D.,
SHRM-SCP

Chief Data & Insights Officer

Tina Beaty

Tina Beaty

Chief Brand & Marketing Officer

Andy Biladeau

Andy Biladeau

Chief Transformation Officer

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

Emily M. Dickens, J.D.

Chief of Staff, Head of Public Affairs, and Corporate Secretary

Achal Khanna

Achal Khanna

 CEO SHRM East

Jim Link

Jim Link, SHRM-SCP

Chief Human Resources Officer

George Rivera III

George Rivera III

SVP, Enterprise Solutions

Wendi Safstrom

Wendi Safstrom

President SHRM Foundation

Nicholas Schacht

Nicholas Schacht, SHRM-SCP

Chief Commercial Officer

SHRM Board of Directors Meeting Summaries

2023: February | June | September | November

2022: November