SHRM Appoints Pon as Chief HR Officer

Alexandria, Va. — Feb. 28

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) has announced the appointment of Jeff T.H. Pon as its chief human resources officer. Pon will join SHRM’s leadership team on March 12.

In his role, Pon will oversee SHRM’s HR, strategic planning and diversity and inclusion departments.

Most recently, Pon was the president and COO of Futures Inc., a talent management software company, where he has been instrumental in building career development and job placement partnerships for military veterans and their families. Prior, Pon was a principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, where he served as a strategic human capital management consultant in support of U.S. federal government clients.

Previously, Pon was appointed chief human capital officer for the U.S. Department of Energy. He also served at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, where he led the effort to implement human resources E-Government initiatives and the human resources line of business. In addition, he served as executive vice president of HR at Grand Battery Technologies and was responsible for U.S. and global HR functions.

Pon has co-authored and developed national human resource standards with the Corporate Leadership Council, Booz Allen Hamilton and the National Academy of Public Administration, where he also developed certified assessments for HR systems in the public and private sectors. He is a certified human capital strategist and said he plans to add SPHR to his credentials.

Pon is a graduate of the University of Southern California, with a degree in psychology and human factors. He is also a graduate of Alliant University’s California School of Professional Psychology, with a master’s of science and doctorate of philosophy in industrial organizational psychology.

Source: SHRM