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SHRM Announces New Members for 2023 Board of Directors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management) announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors on January 1 for 2023: 

 Valerie Vargas is Senior Vice President of AT&T Advertising and Retail Marketing.  She is responsible for the strategic development and creative execution of mass, diversity & digital advertising, and social media marketing.  She also leads retail marketing, overseeing the design of marketing communications and experiences in AT&T stores. 

Mandy Woulfe, SHRM, SCP is the Director of Human Resources for Mountain West Insurance and Financial Services, a rapidly growing independent insurance agency with 15 branch offices in Colorado and New Mexico.  Prior to this role, she spent over 20 years leading the HR departments and serving on the executive leadership teams of luxury hotels and resorts in Colorado and Hawaii.

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)
  • Elizabeth Adefioye, Chief People Officer, Emerson
  • 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.Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Amcor  
  • Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP, President and CEO, Society for Human Resource Management

About SHRM

SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management, creates better workplaces where employers and employees thrive together. 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. More than 95 percent of Fortune 500 companies rely on SHRM to be their go-to resource for all things work and their business partner in creating next-generation 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. Learn more at and on Twitter @SHRM


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