CEO Advisory Council

The CEO Advisory Council brings unique knowledge and skills to help further the HRCI mission of enabling people and organizations to discover, develop and demonstrate their fullest potential through innovative learning and certification in the ever-evolving world of HR. The Advisory Council is a resource to the CEO by offering advice, insight into industry trends and bringing a different perspective. 

Clarissa Peterson, SPHR, GPHR, LPEC

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Clarissa is a Chief Human Resources & Ethics Officer with over 25 years of leadership in human resources. Her business expertise includes strategic planning, ethics, compliance, mergers and acquisition integration in global and domestic companies. She has experience in all areas of HR with special interests in team development, executive coaching, diversity & inclusion, board development, data analytics, cultural transformation, and mindfulness.

Ms. Peterson has held senior leadership positions in multiple industries. She was most recently Senior Vice President & Chief HR Officer of Sophos, a global cybersecurity company. Prior to that Clarissa was the Chief Human Resources & Ethics Officer of Abt Associates, a government contractor/professional services firm that applies systems analysis and social science techniques to global social and economic problems. She also served as Chief People Officer for DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms.