Board of Directors

Gardiner Hempel, Jr. CPA, GPHR

Gardiner Hempel

Secretary/Treasurer

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. At Deloitte, he was a leadership member of Deloitte initiatives for both talent and global mobility transformation and was a member of the Global Management Group. Hempel has been a long-time volunteer leader of the Institute, having served on the Board since 2008, and as Board Chair in 2011-2012, 2017-2018 and Secretary/Treasurer in 2019/2020 and 2021/2022.

Hempel has previously served as Director on the SHRM Global Forum Board of Directors from 1999-2003, and as President in 2001 and 2002. He was a member of the International Tax Force and the Steering Committee for the new Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) certification. He served on the faculty for the International HR Management Certificate Program and the GPHR Certification Preparation Course.

He has been a frequent speaker on international tax, compensation and HR issues for organizations such as NFTC, WorldatWork, IBIS, Western International Personnel Association, Wall Street Tax Association, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Human Resource Association of Chicago, Worldwide ERC and the Global Business Association, among others.

He is the President of the Tuxedo Park, New York Fire Department, serves on the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Tuxedo Joint Fire District and as Fire Marshal for the Village of Tuxedo Park. He is also is a Trustee and Treasurer for the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial. He is a past member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group and is a certified instructor of “Elements of Expatriate Compensation” and “Global Compensation: Strategy in Practice” courses at WorldatWork. Hempel also has served on the Global Advisory Council for Worldwide ERC.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a B.S. degree in business administration. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in California, New York and New Jersey, and a GPHR. 

Contact him at board@hrci.org.