Board of Directors

China 2 2016

China Gorman, aPHR


China Gorman is a successful global business executive in the competitive Human Capital Management (HCM) sector. Well known for her tenure as CEO of the Great Place to Work® Institute, COO and interim CEO of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and Global President of Lee Hecht Harrison, China works with HCM organizations all over the world to enhance their brands and their go-to-market strategies.

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Jim Lewis

Jim Lewis, SPHR, GPHR

Immediate Past Chair

As Founder and Managing Partner at J Lewis Consulting Group, Jim Lewis provides consulting to CEOs and CHROs on workforce transitions, centering on mergers and acquisitions, HR development, staff consolidations, succession planning, and executive coaching. He also provides fractional CHRO services to companies too small to have a CHRO.

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Gardiner Hempel

Gardiner Hempel, Jr. CPA, GPHR


Gardiner Hempel Jr. is a Retired Partner of Deloitte LLP. He most recently served in the Global Employer Services (GES) practice of Deloitte Tax LLP. Over his 38 years of experience in global mobility and international compensation, he has lived and worked in Germany, Hong Kong and Japan.

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Kay Kutt


Governance Committee Chair

Kay Kutt is the CEO leading Relocation Services for Silk Relo Limited, (formerly known as Asian Tigers Mobility Limited) in Asia. Kay is responsible for the team delivering Visa and Immigration, Destination and Moving Services in 14 countries throughout the region. She has over 25 years' experience in senior leadership roles and more than 18 years in the relocation industry.

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Andre T. Allen, MBA, GPHR

Board Member

Andre Allen has over 28 years of continuous experience in the assessment industry. Allen began his career in the assessment industry in 1989 with Reid Psychological Systems, an ATP founding Member Company. Over the past 28 years, Allen has been responsible for the conceptualization and development of large scale systems and technologies for the secure administration of scoring of assessments.

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Kathy Claytor, SPHR, GPHR

Board Member

Kathy Claytor leads the Human Resources function at the holding company level for Delta Dental of Virginia and other subsidiaries. Delta Dental is a market-leading dental insurer, bridging the gap between emerging technology and oral health industries.

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Amy Dufrane

Dr. Amy S. Dufrane, SPHR, CAE

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Amy Dufrane’s vision has created an innovative learning organization to meet new career, business and workforce demands.

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Janet Hanofee, SPHR

Board Member

Janet took an unusual path to the world of HR. After a 10-year career in employee benefits and insurance, she switched to HR and has been an active practitioner for over 25 years.

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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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