George P. Baker, Ph.D.

George Baker is Harvard Business School's MBA Class of 1966 Professor of Business Administration in the Organizations and Markets department. Prior to joining Harvard, he worked both as a consultant with Temple, Barker, and Sloane, and as a marketing manager with Teradyne, Inc. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Financial Economics, and a director of Clear Communications, Inc. His work is published in a broad array of prestigious financial and economic Journals. George has both a PhD in Business Economics and an MBA from Harvard University.

  Dirk Debbink    

Dirk Debbink is President of MSI General Corporation, one of the 10.5 million independent companies in the U.S. in need of greater access to human resources information, products, and services. A champion of providing small companies with the same advantages as larger ones, Dirk agreed to join the Senior Advisory Board to offer guidance on how we can best serve this very important part of our community.

  Gary Goberville    

Gary Goberville is Vice President, Human Resources for W.W. Grainger, Inc. a company pioneering the shift from traditional business operations to e-commerce strategies. Gary is on the teaching faculty for the American Compensation Association and has deep human resource experience in other firms, including ten years at General Electric.

  Bobbi Gutman    

Bobbi Gutman is an internationally recognized authority in workplace diversity. She is Corporate Vice President and Director of Global Diversity for Motorola. Under her leadership, Motorola has earned numerous distinctions, including Opportunity 2000 from the US Secretary of Labor, the Catalyst Award, and named as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America. She has addressed the Council of Europe and executive management in numerous Fortune 100 companies, providing the business case for diversity and related strategy development.

  Kenneth H. Hansen    

Ken Hansen is Vice President of Motorola University, where he directs one of the company's most important competitive assets: the employee training and development program in 22 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia/Pacific. A widely respected leader in the training and development community, he is past member of the Board of Directors of the American Society for Training and Development. At Xerox for 30 years, Ken's career has embraced the entire breadth of industrial education and training, with an emphasis on TQM.

  Michael P. Johnson    

Mike Johnson is Senior Vice President for Williams Energy, responsible for guiding all aspects of human resources for that 23,000-employee organization. Mike also serves as senior officer for the parent company and a Director of several Williams subsidiaries. He is both a director of the Executive Leadership Council Foundation and chairman of its Technology Transfer Program. Previously, he held senior level human resource positions for Amoco Corporation and Martin Marietta.

  Edward D. Lawler, Ph.D.    

Ed Lawler is a household name in the world of human resources. He is a Professor of Management & Organization at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations at USC. He is author/co-author of more than 200 articles and 27 books, the recipient of numerous awards, and was named one of the nation's top 10 leaders in management and organizational behavior.

  Barbara Manny    

Barbara Manny is President of Benefits and Compensation Resources, a highly regarded compensation and benefits consulting practice. She brings 25 years experience in addressing the evolving human resources complexities in organizations including the challenges of re-engineering, mergers, and acquisitions. Prior to consulting, Barbara had been the director of compensation and benefits for both Premark International and Zenith Electronics. Her industry leadership was recognized by membership on the Board of Directors of the American Compensation Association. Her deep practitioners perspective in benefits as well as compensation represent a valuable insight for

  John S. Maxwell, Ph.D.    

John Maxwell is Past President of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, which represents 60 national associations and more than 300,000 professional members worldwide. Currently, he is President and CEO of Sidstar, an international human resource consulting firm, established in 1989. A regular keynote speaker at international conferences throughout the world, he is only the sixth recipient of the prestigious George Petitpas award for contribution to international human resources. His more recent passion has been on designing cost effective training programs for small to medium sized organizations.

  F. E. (Pete) Peterson    

Pete Peterson has more than 25 years of experience in human resource management and operations. He recently retired as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Hewlett-Packard Company, where he had worldwide responsibility for all of HP's human resource activities. Currently, he is a Principal at The Cabot Advisory Group in Washington D.C. He also is a Fellow or Director of numerous industry groups and associations, including the National Academy for Human Resource Management.

  Charles A. Singleton    

Charlie Singleton is Vice President and Head of Human Resources for Mellon Bank Corporation, one of the nation's largest financial services companies with more than 26,000 employees and $2.3 trillion in assets under management. Prior to joining Mellon, Charlie held senior-level global human resource positions at Eastman Kodak Company and Joseph E. Seagram & Sons. Previously, he also served in various leadership positions in human resources for Equitable Insurance Companies, Exxon Corporation, and SCM Corporation.

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