Board of Directors

Gardiner Hempel

Gardiner Hempel, Jr., CPA, GPHR

Chair

Gardiner Hempel, Jr., is a partner in the Global Employer Services (GES) practice of Deloitte Tax LLP.

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Ronnie Charles

Ronnie E. Charles, SPHR, GPHR, IPMA-CP

Immediate Past Chair

Ronnie Charles has more than 25 years of professional Human Resources experience specializing in all facets of Strategic HR Operations.

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David Jackson

O. David Jackson, MBA, SPHR, PMP

Secretary/Treasurer

O. David Jackson is a strategic and visionary human resources leader who is passionate about leveraging the value human resources delivers.

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Iona Harding

Iona Harding, SPHR, GPHR

Strategy Chair

Iona Harding, SPHR, GPHR, is a senior global human resources and business professional with more than 25 years of experience in finance, information technology, global human resource management, strategic planning, and training and development.

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Manju Badlani

Manjushree M. Badlani, MA, SPHR

Board Member

Manjushree (Manju) Badlani is a senior human resources and administrative professional with more than 30 years of international experience. At Jhpiego, she works with health care providers in 144 countries.

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Brian Baxter

Brian Baxter, MPA, SPHR

Board Member

Brian Baxter has 25 years of diverse, global human resources experience in multiple industries including high-tech, banking, direct sales, benefits administration and retail security.

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Amy Dufrane

Amy S. Dufrane, Ed.D, SPHR, CAE

Chief Executive Officer

Amy Schabacker Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE is CEO of HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®), she is laser focused on developing collaborative long-term partnerships with individuals and organizations looking to advance and evolve the human resources profession. Leading the “engine” behind the PHR® and SPHR®, Amy has taken HRCI’s commitment to the delivery of best-in-class HR certifications, quality products and client relations to elite HR professionals to new levels. HRCI’s portfolio of credentials for U.S. and global HR practitioners are respected and recognized standards for HR mastery.

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Angie Cordova

Angeles Cordova, MBA, PHR

Board Member

Angeles “Angie” Cordova currently is Senior Vice President of Global HR Transformation for Citi, focusing specifically in Employee Lifecycle projects, which includes global standardization of: New Hire Data and Forms, Records Management and Background Screening.

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Kay Kutt

Kay Kutt, GPHR, SGMS-T &SCRP

Board Member

Kay Kutt is the Managing Director for Asian Tigers Mobility Limited leading their Relocation Services in Asia. Kay is responsible for the team delivering comprehensive in-country relocation services in 14 countries throughout the region. She has over 25 years in senior leadership roles and more than 16 years in the relocation industry.

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Jonathan Pearce

Jonathan Pearce, GPHR

Board Member

Jonathan Pearce is an owner of Deloitte Tax LLP, New York, and he leads Deloitte’s Global Mobility Transformation (GMT) practice and serves in a number of leadership roles.

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Steven T. Peluso, JD, MBA

Board Member

Steve Peluso is an attorney in private practice. He is a recognized authority on personnel credentialing and the associated program accreditation standards. Mr. Peluso advises sponsors of personnel certification, licensure and certificate programs on a variety of legal and business issues. He has written and presented extensively on issues and topics related to personnel credentialing, intellectual property and nonprofit organizations.

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Jim Steele

Jim Steele, Ed.D., GPHR, SPHR

Board Member

Jim Steele has taught graduate courses in management, organizational behavior and global business at George Fox University.

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