Wendi Safstrom Appointed SHRM Foundation Executive Director

June 26, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The SHRM Foundation has named Wendi Safstrom executive director.

Safstrom comes to the SHRM Foundation from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF), where she was vice president of programs and administration. Before joining NRAEF in 1999, she was human resources manager for Leo Burnett Co. and held recruiting and compensation and benefits positions with Hyatt Hotels.

As executive director of the SHRM Foundation, Safstrom will oversee the SHRM affiliate that champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing research, scholarships and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities.

“Wendi Safstrom believes that, as the philanthropic organization for SHRM, the SHRM Foundation should be known for providing help and hope to HR professionals, while elevating the HR profession,” said Henry G. (Hank) Jackson, SHRM’s president and CEO. “We welcome her and look forward to her contributions to the SHRM Foundation’s longstanding mission of empowering HR professionals.” 

Safstrom holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University. 

Her appointment is effective on July 17.

Media: For more information, contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at 703-535-6260 and Kate.kennedy@shrm.org.

About the SHRM Foundation
The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation and inspires HR professionals to make it happen. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the SHRM Foundation provides HR professionals with scholarships, opportunities, solutions and resources to create change in their organizations and their communities. The SHRM Foundation works to empower HR professionals to build inclusive organizations where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success. Online at shrmfoundation.org.

About the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest HR professional society, representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. For nearly seven decades, the Society has been the leading provider of resources serving the needs of HR professionals and advancing the practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates. Visit us at shrm.org and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SHRMPress.

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