Bettina Deynes, SHRM-SCP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Bettina Deynes, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP, joined the Society for Human Resource Management as the vice president of human resources & diversity in 2014.  In September of 2017, she became the Interim Chief Human Resources Officer of the world's largest and most influential HR thought leader and membership association. Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the human resources function, she reports directly to the SHRM CEO, and is a member of the organizational Executive Team responsible for all strategic and operational SHRM decisions. Prior to SHRM, she worked for the City of Alexandria, VA as the chief human resources officer. Her main functions involved planning, directing and administering all activities in the Human Resources Department and implementing comprehensive City-wide human resources and complex analytical tasks in support of a centralized human resource function in various HR systems areas. As a prior member of the senior executive team of the City of Alexandria, she was directly involved in the decision-making process for major management, finance, marketing and customer service challenges. Bettina's 20-year career also includes serving as the Human Resources executive for the Washington Nationals Baseball and the National Association of Social Workers, among others. In May of 2013 She published her first novel, Alejandra's Quest, and she is currently working on her second entitled Destino. Bettina has been and continues to be heavily quoted on various media outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal, CEO Update, Bloomberg BNA, KMBC – TV, Chicago Tribune, Diversity Women Magazine, Hiring America, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, NBC News, PBS, etc. Member of the United States delegation to ISO/TC 260 ISO HR Management. Contributor and voting member for the development of international HR Standards

 Bettina earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix (2004), a Masters in International Management (2013) and a Master's in Business Administration (2012), both from the University of Maryland University College.


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