Presenting our Distinguished Speaker, Jeff Pon Ph.D., SHRM’s Chief HR and Strategy Officer

We are pleased to have Jeff Pon, Ph.D. from SHRM's leadership team at the January 15 dinner meeting in the Hilton, Miami Airport. Dr. Pon is responsible for all aspects of HR at SHRM. Earn 1 Strategic credit.

About our exciting Speaker, Jeff Pon, PhD
Since March of 2012, Dr. Pon has been a member of SHRM’s leadership team where he has oversight of SHRM’s HR, strategic planning, and diversity and inclusion departments.  Bringing over 20 years of experience in leading organizations and transforming talent management in the private and public sectors, in his role as SHRM’s Chief Human Resource and Strategy Officer, is responsible for all aspects of HR at the Society and for the establishment of its long and short-term business and strategic goals.
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Prior to joining SHRM in 2012, Dr. Pon was the President and COO of Futures Inc., a talent management software company, working to advance its mission to help find the right jobs for returning military, veterans, and their families.  Previous to that position, he served as a Principal at Booz Allen as a strategic human capital management consultant in support of several important U.S. Federal Government clients.
In January, 2006, Dr. Pon was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the U. S. Department of Energy.  In this position, he played a key role in fulfilling the Department’s mission though improved strategic human capital planning and management.
During 2003-2005, Dr. Pon served as the Director and Deputy Director of eGovernment at the U. S. Office of Personnel Management.  He led the implementation of ePayroll, USAJobs, eTraining, Enterprise Human Resource Integration, eClearance, and also the HR Line of Business. These six initiatives have transformed Federal HR business and saved taxpayers an estimated $2.6 billion. 
From 1990 to 2002, Dr. Pon held executive positions and consulted for several technology and manufacturing companies, including Seagate Technology, Burger King, PetCo, Hyperion Solutions, Siemens, HP, Qualcomm, Sempra Energy, Williams-Sonoma, TaylorMade Golf, and Federal Express.
While in U.S. Federal Government service, he was honored with a number of high-profile awards.  These include the 2004 Grace Hopper Award, the 2004 eGov Explorers Award, the 2005 Federal 100 Award, the 2008 Gold Medal from the Director of National Intelligence for appreciation and support for Intelligence Community Human Resources Initiatives, and the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Dr. Pon earned his Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D., Industrial Organizational Psychology) from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1997. He also received a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.