Advisory Board

Our distinguished Advisory Board is comprised of passionate alumni and friends, widely regarded as top business leaders in human resources and labor relations. Playing an integral and vital role in the life of our School, our Board provides critical advice and support in the pursuit of our shared vision of offering the premier graduate program in human resources and labor relations.

Working hand-in-hand with our faculty and staff, all Board members and faculty serve on one of five standing committees that focus on:

  • Early Career Development
  • Student Recruitment
  • Branding
  • Outreach
  • Alumni Relations

Co-chaired by a Board member and faculty member, each committee meets throughout the year to closely evaluate our programs and activities in light of the goals and objectives set out in our strategic plan. Each committee then develops recommendations to the entire Board and faculty, which are discussed and refined during the Board's annual two-day meeting.

In addition to their high level of engagement with our School, Board members act as champions of our School within their own organizations and more broadly as ambassadors within our profession. Thanks to the involvement and advice of our Board, our master's program curriculum stays at the cutting-edge, we award 20 or more named corporate scholarships every year, and our students enjoy exceptional placement in both summer internships and full-time positions.

We proudly present our esteemed Advisory Board.

PRESIDENT
Gale Halsey

Halsey, Gale
Vice President, Human Resources
Ford Motor Credit Company

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VICE PRESIDENT
Barbara Runyon

Runyon, Barbara
Senior Vice President
Chief Human Resources Officer
Gentherm Inc.

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MEMBERS
  • Aneesha Arora

    Arora, Aneesha
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Hillenbrand

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  • Michael D. Brown

    Brown, Michael D.
    Senior Vice President
    Human Resources Consulting
    Kaiser Permanente

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  • Kevin Burke

    Burke, Kevin
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Superior Industries

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  • Eric Drummond

    Drummond, Eric
    Managing Partner
    BaxterKrause Retained Executive Placement

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  • Chris Fernandez

    Fernandez, Christopher J.
    Corporate Vice President
    Human Resources
    Microsoft
    Board President, 2014-2016

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  • Anna Gedman

    Gedman, Anna
    Vice President, Human Resources, Operations & Technology
    Vice President, Labor Relations

    Bridgestone Americas

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  • Colleen Haley

    Haley, Colleen
    Chief Executive Officer
    Quality Metalcraft/Experi-Metal Holdings

    Board President, 2018-2020
    Board Vice President, 2016-2018
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  • Nancy Hanslowe

    Hanslowe, Nancy
    Senior Vice President
    Human Resources Shared Services
    MetLife

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  • Melissa Howell

    Howell, Melissa
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Kellogg Company

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  • Robert Ireland

    Ireland, Robert
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Boyd Corporation

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  • Ed Loya

    Loya, Ed
    Senior Vice President
    Human Resources
    Dell Inc.

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  • John Malanowski

    Malanowski, John
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    AM LLC

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  • Rebecca Pringle

    Pringle, Rebecca
    General Manager
    Human Resources
    Chevron Midstream & Development

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  • Garry Randall

    Randall, Garry
    Managing Partner
    Randall Advisory Solutions, LLC
    Board President, 2016-2018
    Board Vice President, 2012-2014

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  • Rob Rosenberg

    Rosenberg, Rob
    Executive Vice President
    Human Resources
    DHL Supply Chain
    DHL

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  • Pamela Sauter

    Sauter, Pamela
    Vice President
    Human Resources
    Roshmere

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  • Kelley Simpson

    Simpson, Kelley
    Executive Director, Data Management
    Vice President, Data Goverance and Analysis
    JPMorgan Chase & Company

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  • Robert Sims

    Sims, Robert
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Park Place Technologies

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  • Leah Stark

    Stark, Leah
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Anthem Inc.

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  • Danna Szwed

    Szwed, Danna
    Executive Vice President
    Human Resources
    Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.

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  • Scott Trezise

    Trezise, Scott
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Lumen

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  • Dantaya Williams

    Williams, Dantaya
    Chief Human Resources Officer
    Raytheon Technologies
    Board President, 2020-2022

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  • Lisa Yankie

    Yankie, Lisa, M.
    Senior Vice President
    Chief Human Resources Officer & Communications Officer

    Dentsply Sirona
    Board President, 2012-2014

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  • Brooke Yost

    Yost, Brooke
    Senior Human Resources Director
    Global Strategy & Planning
    Whirlpool Corporation

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Rev. 2/2022