2017 June Board Meeting Summary

​A meeting of the 2017 Board of Directors of the Society for Human Resource Management ("SHRM") was held on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana in conjunction with the SHRM Annual Conference and Exposition. 

At its meeting, the Board:

  • As required by the SHRM Bylaws, elected two SHRM members to be Inspectors of Voting for the member ballot election of Directors to the 2018 SHRM Board: Angie Brawdy, SHRM-SCP and Denise Montoya, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP.
  • Received and discussed a report from SHRM President & CEO Hank Jackson, which included reports on: (a) SHRM's implementation of its strategic initiatives in the areas of HR competencies expansion, SHRM certification, and executive engagement; (b) continued positive results in the hiring, promotion, and engagement of SHRM's workforce and implementation of HR process/systems enhancements; (c) SHRM's positive membership results, particularly in the areas of membership renewals,  a successful brand campaign, and progress toward a more personalized member experience; (d) SHRM's thought leadership activities, including the launch of a research fellowship program and advocacy efforts related to paid leave and workplace flexibility; (e) continued progress in SHRM's global programs, with particularly strong results for SHRM India conferences and SHRM certification; and (f) SHRM's strong financial results through April 30, 2017.
  • Discussed and approved a proposal to modify the current SHRM strategic planning activity cycle.
  • Received and discussed a process to identify enhancements to SHRM's chapter affiliations.
  • Met with the Society's 2017 Membership Advisory Council ("MAC"), Angie Brawdy, SHRM-SCP (North Central Region); Sharon Sellers, SHRM-SCP (Southeast Region);  Denise Montoya, Ph.D, SHRM-SCP (Southwest Central Region); Roshelle Pavlin, SHRM-SCP (Pacific West Region) and Laraine Knauss, SHRM-SCP (Northeast Region) along with Elissa O'Brien, SHRM-SCP, SHRM Vice President of Membership – who reported to the Board on input the MAC received from SHRM members on topics such as SHRM brand awareness, chapter support, and member benefits.
  • Received and discussed reports from SHRM's affiliates: SHRM Foundation, SHRM's Executive Network: HR People + Strategy, and Council for Global Immigration.
  • Received and discussed a report on SHRM's certification strategy.
  • Received and discussed a report on SHRM's global growth strategy. 
  • Received and discussed a report from the Chair of the SHRM Board Compensation/Organization Committee on the May 17, 2017 meeting of the Committee. At that meeting, the Committee reviewed the Q1 2017 Balanced Scorecard results, discussed a sensitivity analysis and the current funding gate for the incentive compensation plan payout, received an update on succession planning, and met in executive session.
  • Received and discussed a report from the Chair of the SHRM Board Audit Committee on the business conducted at its June 8, 2017 meeting of the Committee.  At that meeting, the Committee reviewed YTD financial statements and a financial forecast; received a legal matters report from the General Counsel (which is provided twice a year) in executive session; received an enterprise risk update; heard from SHRM's internal auditor and met with the internal auditor in executive session; reviewed SHRM's audited financial statements for the year-ended December 31, 2016 for which SHRM received an unmodified opinion from SHRM's independent auditor; heard from SHRM's external auditors regarding the results of the audit and met with such auditors in executive session; received an update on the performance of SHRM's investments; and discussed an RFP and process to select  an investment consultant.  The Committee also voted to recommend a small adjustment to the 2018 dues for the Professional, General, Associate and Special Expertise SHRM member categories, while the 2018 dues for the Retired Annual, Global, and Student member categories shall remain the same as in 2017. 
  • Voted to approve a motion that the following annual dues amounts be effective for membership classes effective January 1, 2018:

Professional, General, Associate and Special Expertise Members                   $209

Retired Annual Members                                                                                      $55

Global Members                                                                                                    $95

Student Members                                                                                                  $40

  • Received and discussed a report from the Chair of the SHRM Board Governance Committee on the business conducted at its May 22, 2017 meeting, which included: recommending Inspectors of Voting; completing the candidate interview process for the 2018 SHRM Board election and recommending a 2018 Board slate for Directors at Large and Chair Designate; and recommending proposed revisions to the Board conflict of interest policy.
  • Approved a motion to adopt the recommendation of the Governance Committee to approve the following nominees to serve as the candidates for election to the 2018 SHRM Board of Directors* for terms as indicated below:

New Board Members                                                  Term Beginning 1/1/18

Directors at Large

 

Melissa Anderson                                                                   1 year

Johanna Soderstrom                                                              2 years        

               

Existing Board Members

Directors At large                                                       Term Beginning 1/1/18

 

Michelle Bottomley                                                                1 year

Steve Browne, SHRM-SCP                                                    2 years

Donna Morris, SHRM-SCP                                                     3 years

 

Chair Designate                                                          One Year Term Beginning 1/1/18


David Windley                


*Also serving on the Board in 2018 will be the following Board Members:


Coretha M. Rushing, SHRM-SCP, serving the second year of a 2-year term as Chair

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., JD, SHRM-SCP, SHRM President/CEO as an Ex-Officio Voting Director

Thomas W. Derry, serving the second year of a 3-year term

Janet Alberti, CPA, serving the second year of a 2-year term

Sally Anderson, SHRM-SCP, serving the second year of a 2-year term

Patrick Wright, Ph.D., serving the second year of a 2-year term

Gretchen Zech, SHRM-SCP, serving the second year of a 3-year term


  • Approved a motion to adopt the recommendation of the Governance Committee to revise the SHRM Board conflict of interest policy.
  • Met in executive session. 


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