ALEXANDRIA, Va.--()--The HR Certification Institute (the Institute), the internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession, has appointed officers and named the Strategy Committee chair for its 2013 Board of Directors, according to Amy Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE, chief operating officer and acting interim executive director for the Institute.
“Their leadership positions us for our continued global expansion and helps us convey the importance of certification, which is becoming a vital component to a successful HR career in today’s demanding marketplace.”
“We continue to appreciate and put great value on the professionalism and expertise our board members contribute to the Institute,” said Dufrane. “Their leadership positions us for our continued global expansion and helps us convey the importance of certification, which is becoming a vital component to a successful HR career in today’s demanding marketplace.”
The Executive Committee for the 2013 Board of Directors, elected to serve for a one-year term, is:
Chair Clarissa A. Peterson, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®), Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®), is an HR executive with more than 20 years of experience. She is the Chief Human Resources and Ethics Officer for Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. She is responsible for the alignment of Abt Associates’ global strategy toward its people, their overall employment experience, engagement and development.
Immediate Past Chair Gardiner Hempel, Jr., CPA, GPHR, is a partner in the Global Employer Services (GES) practice of Deloitte Tax LLP. He has 34 years of experience in the global mobility area and has lived and worked in Germany, Hong Kong, and Japan. He is a long-time volunteer leader and is serving his sixth year on the Institute Board.
Secretary/Treasurer Karen Bennett, SPHR, CCP, has 25 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies setting strategy and executional plans for total rewards, talent acquisition, HR technology, global mobility and human capital planning and talent management. Most recently, Bennett served as senior vice president of HR for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.).
Strategy Committee Chair O. David Jackson, SPHR, PMP, MBA, is an HR leader passionate about leveraging the value that human resources delivers toward maximizing business results. He joined Microsoft Corporation in 2006 and presently serves as the HR Director for the Online Services Division’s Business Groups, encompassing the Marketing, Advertising, Finance, and Project Management organizations.
HRCI 2013 Board of Directors, Directors at Large
• Manjushree M. Badlani, MA, SPHR
• Brian D. Baxter, SPHR
• Ronnie E. Charles, SPHR, GPHR, IPMA-CP
• Angeles Cordova, MBA, PHR
• David C. Cutbirth, PE, LEED AP© (Public Member)
• Iona Harding, SPHR, GPHR
• Hank G. Jackson, CPA, SHRM Ex-Officio Member
• James A. Lewis, SPHR, GPHR
• Shawn Mood, SPHR, GPHR
• Lynn C. Outwater, Esq., SPHR, SHRM Foundation Ex-Officio Member
• William A. Schiemann, Ph.D.
• Jim Steele, Ed.D., GPHR, SPHR
About the HR Certification Institute
The HR Certification Institute (HRCI), established in 1976, is the internationally recognized, independent certifying organization for the Human Resources Profession. The HR Certification Institute is the global leader in developing rigorous exams to demonstrate mastery and real-world application of forward-thinking HR practices, policies and principles. Today, more than 125,000 HR professionals worldwide proudly maintain the HR Certification Institute’s credentials as a mark of high professional distinction. The HR Certification Institute offers a comprehensive portfolio of advanced professional credentials for HR professionals worldwide.
• Professional in Human Resources (PHR®)
• Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR®)
• Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®)
• Human Resource Business Professional (HRBPSM)
• Human Resource Management Professional (HRMPSM)
• California Certifications (PHR-CA®/SPHR-CA®)
We invite you to learn more by visiting www.hrci.org.