SHRM president leaves the way clear for progress

first_img Previous Article Next Article Helen G Drinan, president & CEO of the Society for Human ResourceManagement left the organisation on 28 February because of ‘significantdifferences’ with the SHRM board. “Since joining SHRM in November 2000, Helen has made a truecontribution,” said Ommy Strauch, chair of the SHRM board. “She hashelped address complex governance issues and prepare for new levels ofservice.” Drinan added: “SHRM is an incredibly successful organisation with abright future. Although my tenure was short, I enjoyed the opportunity to leada non-profit association, especially one whose mission is so tied to theprofession to which I’m committed.” Working with eight major US HR consulting firms over the past 10 months,Drinan has been a key contributor to an industry-leading study of the future ofthe profession. She also has been a frequent speaker on this topic. Inrecognition of her national reputation of HR innovation and leadership, Drinanwas recently named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. Explaining her decision to leave, Drinan said: “I had hoped to see SHRMthrough to a new level of performance. But as I collaborated with the board onstrategic planning initiatives, it became clear we did not share the same viewsabout how best to achieve the organisation’s goals. “We agreed that our differences were significant, and would stand inthe way of progress.” www.shrm.org Comments are closed. SHRM president leaves the way clear for progressOn 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img


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