Breaking News: SHRM Names Laurence O’Neil New President and CEO
August 12, 2008
This is very exciting news for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). At this year’s SHRM conference we had the pleasure of doing a podcast with interim CEO China Miner Gorman. Next year we hope to interview Mr. O’Neil.
SHRM Names Laurence O’Neil New President and CEO
In a major advance of its strategic initiatives, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) on Aug. 11 announced the selection of Laurence (Lon) G. O’Neil as president and chief executive officer.
O’Neil, who had been senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Kaiser Permanente, will take the helm on Oct. 1, 2008, of the world’s largest human resource management association representing more than 245,000 professionals in 130 countries.
SHRM’s Board of Directors unanimously chose O’Neil after a rigorous, six-month national search that included a pool of more than 400 potential candidates. He has held executive-level human resources and corporate positions at profit and not-for-profit organizations, both in the United States and overseas.
“Lon brings extensive HR, corporate and international experience to our organization,” said Janet N. Parker, SPHR, chair of the SHRM Board of Directors and executive vice president for human resources at Regions Financial Corp in Birmingham, Ala. “His impressive record of achievement and innovation will be an asset to SHRM’s strategic growth and ongoing service to our members. We welcome his leadership as the Society and the profession continue to expand their influence.”
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