Five new fellows have been named to the National Academy of Human Resources for 2020, earning recognition by the nation’s most prestigious HR organization against the backdrop of one of the most tumultuous times on record.
These fellows—Stephen Frye of Eli Lilly, Tim Richmond of AbbVie, Carol Surface of Medtronic, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., of SHRM and Distinguished Fellow Dave Ulrich of RBL Group and the University of Michigan—have distinguished themselves throughout their careers but also have shown leadership in recent months as organizations faced constant change during the pandemic.
“Becoming a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources is the highest honor in the HR profession,” said Jill Smart, president of the academy. “The diverse NAHR class of 2020 fellows represents how different career paths can lead to a top HR leadership position where that leader can significantly impact the HR profession.
“Each of these new fellows and our new distinguished fellow have left their individual mark on our profession, the organizations they have been a part of and the many employees and colleagues they have interacted with. Being a fellow in the NAHR also means that they are personally committed to continuing to give back to our profession.”
The new fellows were installed Nov. 5 during the 29th annual meeting of the academy, which was founded in 1992 to recognize individuals and institutions of distinction in the field for their achievements while collaborating to advance the profession. New fellows are elected by a vote of the membership.
Meet the class of 2020, click on the slides below to view their responses to five questions posed by HRE.