CHROs Applauded for Their Impact

Leaders from Lincoln Financial, IBM, Danaher Corp. and ADP were inducted into the National Academy of Human Resources.
By: | November 12, 2018 • 2 min read

The National Academy of Human Resources welcomed its 27th Class of Fellows during a ceremony held on Nov. 8 at the J.W. Marriott Essex House in New York.

Named to its Class of 2018 were Lisa Buckingham, executive vice president and chief people, place and brand officer for Lincoln Financial Group; Diane Gherson, chief HR officer at IBM Corp.; Angela S. Lalor, senior vice president of human resources at Danaher Corp.; and Dermot O’Brien, chief transformation officer at ADP. Since its founding in 1992, NAHR has elected 172 individuals as Fellows and 14 individuals as Distinguished Fellows.

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Buckingham and Gherson were named HRE’s 2017 and 2018 HR Executive of the Year, respectively.

In addition to the four honorees, the NAHR recognized Riegel & Emory Human Resources Research Center, part of the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, for its work in helping shape human resource management policy and thinking. Anthony Nyberg, a professor in the Department of Management and the academic director of the Master of Human Resources, accepted the award on behalf of the institution.

“By election to the Academy, the members of the 2018 Class of Fellows and Honored Organization have been acknowledged by their peers as reaching the very highest level of achievement and contribution in the human resource profession,” said John Murabito, newly named chair of the NAHR and executive vice president of human resources and services at CIGNA Corp.

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Jill Smart, president of the NAHR and retired CHRO at Accenture, said: “Each of these human resources professionals and organization has made sustained and exemplary contributions to their organizations, communities and the human resources profession. These new academy Fellows and Honored Organization have played a substantial role in shaping human resource management thinking and policy.”

A story titled “Forward Momentum” will be published in the December edition of HRE, in which the four newly inducted Fellows will be commenting on the changing perception of work and its impact on the future of HR.

Photo: From left, Anthony Nyberg, Lisa Buckingham, Diane Gherson, Dermot O’Brien and Angela S. Lalor.

David Shadovitz is editor of HRE. He is also co-chair of the HR Tech Conference and chair of the Health & Benefits Leadership Conference. He can be reached at [email protected]

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