Our Panel of Experts

By Ed Frauenheim

Dec. 19, 2008

Kevin Kelly
Americas and Israel
director, people
Ernst & Young
Kelly oversees day-to-day management of strategy and operations for Ernst & Young’s Americas people team. The professional services firm has been on Fortune magazine’s list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For 10 consecutive years.

Terry Laudal
Senior vice president of
human resources, Americas, Japan and Asia Pacific SAP
Laudal is responsible for overseeing human resources for SAP. This year, the Germany-based business software company was named by the Great Place to Work Institute Germany as the best large workplace in Germany for the fourth consecutive year.

Virginia Clark
Global head of learning
and talent management
Clark is responsible for the development of talent across the SAP organization worldwide.

Nandita Gurjar
Vice president and group head, human resources Infosys Technologies
Gurjar handles HR management for more than 94,000 employees. Last year, the India-based technology services firm was named by the Great Place to Work Institute India as one of the 25 best workplaces in India, and earned an Optimas Award from Workforce Management for Global Outlook.

Libby Sartain
Former head of HR
Southwest Airlines, Yahoo
During her tenure, both Yahoo and Southwest earned spots on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. She is on the board of directors of coffee firm Peet’s Coffee & Tea and is co-author of HR From the Heart and Brand From the Inside.

Dave Ulrich
Professor University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business
Ulrich studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent and leadership by using human capital. He has written or co-written several books, and his honors include being ranked top management guru by BusinessWeek.

John Boudreau
Professor University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business
Boudreau has studied the connection between superior human capital and sustainable competitive advantage. His research has received the Academy of Management’s Organizational Behavior New Concept and Human Resource Scholarly Contribution awards.

John Haggerty
Managing director of executive education Cornell University’s Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies
Haggerty’s research interests include HR functional excellence, applications of technology in HR and measures of strength of HR systems. He had a 27-year career as an HR practitioner, including 21 years at General Electric.

Susan Meisinger
Former CEO Society for Human Resource Management
From 2002 until June 2008, Meisinger headed the HR field’s largest professional group, which has nearly 170,000 members. During her tenure, SHRM opened offices in India and China and started a public affairs campaign to highlight the value of the profession.

Ed Frauenheim is a former Associate Editorial Director at Human Capital Media and currently works as Senior Director of Content at Great Place to Work. He is a co-author of A Great Place to Work For All.

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