In the Spotlight, John H. Williamson, SPHR, GPHR, CCP

GMSHRM 2013 VP Marketing

Currently, John is the Manager of HR for Mariners Hospital, a member of the Baptist Health S. FL system, in Tavernier, FL. Prior to relocating to sunny South Florida John worked for BlueCross BlueShield of SC (BCBSSC) in HR for TRICARE Programs, a multi-billion dollar government contract held by BCBSSC. Additionally, he has held HR and recruiting positions for other large organizations in the North and Southeast.

John’s organizational leadership roles have including SHRM affiliates and other community organizations, most recently he was President of Coastal Organization of HR (COHR) and also received HR Professional of the Year in 2009, and Chair of the Compensation Committee for the United Way of Horry County, SC. In South Florida, he sits on the board of directors for the Baptist Health S. FL Credit Union and serves as co-chair for the Upper Keys Relay for Life team. John is a certified Sr. Professional in HR (SPHR), Global Professional in HR (GPHR) and Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designations and holds a BA in Business from Stockton College. He is actively pursuing an MBA from Webster University. John is also a certified DDI Facilitator and has a certificate in training from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.