About SHRM

About SHRM

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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. With 300,000+ HR and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.

For more information about SHRM, see the 2018 State of the Society address and News About SHRM.

The SHRM 2018 State of the Society Report and accompanying SHRM 2017 Audited Financial Statement highlight our goals, our recent accomplishments and how we are delivering on our mission. 














Purpose, Mission & Vision



Our purpose is to elevate the HR profession.

Our mission is to empower people and workplaces by advancing HR practices and by maximizing human potential.

Our vision is to build a world of work that works for all. 






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. 

Read the full
position description for Board members.


Rules for SHRM Election for 2020 Board

David Windley


Chair
David Windley,
SHRM-SCP

CEO, IQTalent Partners

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Biography

Melissa Anderson


Chair Designate

Melissa Anderson
Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Energy

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Johnny C. Taylor


President & CEO

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.,
SHRM-SCP


Society for Human Resource Management

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Biography

Elizabeth Adefioye


Director-at-Large

Elizabeth Adefioye
Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ingredion Inc.

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Biography

Melissa Anderson


DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE 
Janet Alberti
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, THE HUNTINGTON Library, Art and Botanical Garden

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Sally Hornick Anderson


Director-at-Large
Sally Hornick Anderson, SHRM-SCP
Director of the Americas Practice, Google

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Biography

Michelle Bottomley
Director-at-Large


Michelle Bottomley
Chief Executive Officer, Modern Marketing Exchange

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Biography

Steve Browne
Director-at-Large


Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP
VP of Human Resources, LaRosa’s, Inc

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Biography

James Clark
Director-at-Large


James Clark
President and CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

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Biography

Johanna Soderstrom
Director-at-Large


Michael D’Ambrose
Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Company

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Biography 

Betty Thompson
DIRECTOR-AT-LARGE

Betty Thompson
Chief People Officer, Booz Allen Hamilton

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Patrick Wright
Director-at-Large


Patrick Wright, Ph.D. Chair in Business, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina

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Biography

Gretchen Zech
Director-at-Large


Gretchen Zech, SHRM-SCP
Senior VP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Arrow Electronics

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Biography

SHRM Board of Directors Meeting Summaries























Awards & Scholarships



SHRM Award Listing by Date

Name Of Award SIOP-SHRM Impact Award 
Decription 

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), together with the SIOP Foundation and the SHRM Foundation, are co-sponsoring the first international award to honor organizations that have outstanding evidence-based HR management practices. 

The competition will select winners based on HR practices and initiatives that have been measured and determined successful through evidence-based, data-driven analysis. One or more winning organization will be recognized publicly each year. Any for-profit, not-for-profit, or government organization located anywhere in the world may apply for this award. Further information and application instructions can be found at www.hrmimpactawards.org. 

Type of Award Organizational 
Department  SHRM Public Affairs and SHRM Foundation 

Application Deadline 


07/15

Name of Award  Michael R. Losey Human Resource Research Award 
Description

This $50,000 award is funded by the Society for Human Resource Management and the SHRM Foundation. This award recognizes experts who have made outstanding research contributions and who will use this award to facilitate continuing contributions to the HR field.

Type of Award  Individual 
Department  SHRM Foundation

Application Deadline 

01/31

Name of Award  The Excel Awards for Professional Chapters and State Councils 
Description 

The recognition component of the SHRM Affiliate Program for Excellence (SHAPE) is the Excel Awards. Awards may be earned at four levels: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Each level builds on a prescribed set of requirements and accomplishment. Chapters and state councils must submit the required SHAPE Year-End Report no later than the due date for award consideration. Winners of the award will be notified in March and will receive award podium banners and recognition in SHRM publications and at conferences.

Type of Award Group 
Department  Membership

Application Deadline 


09/09

Name of Award  SHRM Pinnacle Awards 
Description 

The SHRM Pinnacle Award Program is designed to honor SHRM affiliates for high-level development and contribution that enhance the development of effective human resource management. All SHRM chapters and state councils are eligible to submit applications. Pinnacle Awards of $1,000 are awarded to state councils as well as to Small, Medium/Large, Mega/SuperMega chapters in three categories: Advancing the Profession, Serving the Profession, and Enhancing the SHRM Community. In addition to the awards and monetary grants, this impressive program provides increased prestige among your peers and enhanced recognition in the human resource industry.

Type of Award  Group 

SHRM Scholarship Listing by Date


Application Deadline 
05/01
Name of Scholarship SHRM Foundation Dissertation Awards 
Description

SHRM Foundation Dissertation Grants are given to four promising researchers in the field of human resource management at the dissertation stage of their doctoral education. This annual competition is funded by the SHRM Foundation, in partnership with the HR Division of the Academy of Management and is intended to support the dissertation research of doctoral candidates. The winners of these dissertation grants each receive a plaque and $5,000 from the SHRM Foundation and are honored at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting. 

Department  SHRM Foundation 

Application Deadline 


08/15, 08/15   New Dates!
Name of Scholarship Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate Education (08/15)
SHRM Certification Scholarships (08/15)

Description

The SHRM Foundation Scholarship Program awards multiple scholarships annually to SHRM members pursuing a college degree or professional certification. 

Department  SHRM Foundation  

Application Deadline

08/15

Name of Scholarship  The Susan R. Meisinger Fellowship for Graduate Study in HR 
Description

The Meisinger Fellowship, named in honor of former SHRM CEO Susan R. Meisinger, is a premier source of funding for first-time master’s degree students in human resources. The Fellowship is geared toward SHRM members who want to leverage significant past contributions in HR while continuing to contribute to the field by earning a graduate degree in human resource management. 

Department  SHRM Foundation

 

Application Deadline
Various

Name of Scholarship

Department

Professional Development Scholarships for SHRM conferences and seminars

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