Certification Council

Supporting the mission of HRCI®, HRCI Certification Council oversees the development, maintenance and administration of certification programs for the human resource profession, both in the U.S. and globally.

Amy Benbarka, MBA, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR

Amy Gulati

Certification Council Chair

Amy Benbarka is the Chief Human Resources Officer for AM LLC, an organization that provides the federal government with mission-critical services in information, communications and technology. Previously, Amy was the Director of Talent Operations at Frontpoint Security in Vienna, Virginia.

After spending time working in human capital consulting both in Seattle, Washington, and the DC metro area, she returned to corporate HR management and specializes in helping high growth companies scale their HR practices.

Ms. Benbarka holds the PHRca®, SPHR®, and GPHR® credentials, as well as an MBA from The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. She has served as an Item Writer and Reviewer for the GPHR, SPHR, and aPHRi™ exams, and contributed to The Guide to HR Body of Knowledge.