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, SPHR, GPHR, IPMA-CP

Immediate Past Chair

Ronnie Charles has more than 25 years of professional HR experience and currently serves as the Principal Consultant, Eastern Region Practice Leader for AJG Human Resources and Compensation Consulting.

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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 is a human resource leader and educator with a passion for helping organizations and our profession grow. Her consulting firm, Harding Resources, LLC, helps organizations develop and implement global human resource strategies that drive business success and that “make the workplace life giving.”

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Manju Badlani

Manjushree M. Badlani, MA, SPHR

Board Member

Manjushree (Manju) Badlani is a senior HR and administrative professional with more than 30 years of international experience. Currently at Jhpiego, a global health non-profit and affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, she works with health care providers in 144 countries, leading the organization in the strategic implementation of administrative, global human resources, field operations, facilities, security and travel management functions.

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Brian Baxter

Brian Baxter, MPA, SPHR

Board Member

Brian Baxter has almost 30 years of diverse, global HR 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 Dufrane is CEO of the HR Certification Institute, where she focuses on developing collaborative long-term partnerships with individuals and organizations looking to create and deliver change around human capital. Before joining HRCI, she spent more than 25 years in progressive organizations continuously innovating human capital.

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Angie Cordova

Angeles Cordova, MBA, PHR

Board Member

Angeles “Angie” Cordova currently is Senior Vice President of Human Resources Control and Compliance for Citi in Mexico. In this capacity, she is responsible for ensuring adherence to local laws and regulations that impact HR, developing and implementing corporate HR policies in Mexico, monitoring critical, high risk processes and procedures; and managing audits, issues and corrective actions to avoid reputational, operational, legal and financial risk to the franchise.

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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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Jim Lewis

Jim Lewis, SPHR, GPHR

Board Member

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, staff consolidations, executive assessment and development, and culture.

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Dr. Sandy Miles, SPHR, GPHR

Board Member

Dr. Sandy Jeanquart Miles is the Hutchens Distinguished Professor in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State University. Miles earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, and her Masters and Doctorate degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

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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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JonathanWestover

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover

Board Member

Dr. Jonathan H. Westover is Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business and Director of Academic Service Learning at UVU (and previously the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics).

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Nelson Zivic

Nelson D. Zivic, GPHR, SPHR

Board Member

Nelson Zivic currently serves as the Head of HR for the Food Division at Newell Brands, based in Atlanta GA. He was previously the HR Senior Director for the Latin American Region, for Newell Brands. He was also an HR Leader at Dell, where he held increasingly responsible HR positions in their US and Latin American operations. Trained as a lawyer, Zivic began his career as a Labor Attorney in Argentina.

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