Meisinger Bids Farewell to SHRM; Successor Pending

By Mark Jr.

Jun. 22, 2008

A successor to Susan Meisinger, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, will be named later this summer—after Meisinger departs the organization on June 30.

Meisinger said the announcement will not come during the SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition, which kicked off in Chicago on Sunday, June 22.

She bid farewell to SHRM at the opening session of the conference, which lasts through Wednesday.

Meisinger—who has spent 20 years at SHRM, the past six as CEOannounced her retirement in January.

At a press conference Sunday, June 22, Meisinger said that China Miner Gorman, SHRM’s chief operating officer, would assume chief executive responsibilities until a new CEO is appointed.

The search committee and board have set a goal of selecting a CEO by August 1, Meisinger said.

“It’s really far along,” she said of the search process,

—Mark Schoeff Jr.

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