Association Elects New Leadership, Charts Course Ahead

April 10, 2020

The HR Policy Association membership elected Tim Bartl as CEO of the Association and Ani Huang as CEO of the Center On Executive Compensation during a virtual membership meeting focused on the Association's future priorities.

Pamela O. Kimmet, the Association’s Chair and Chief Human Resources Officer for Manulife Financial, said, “Tim has a track record of identifying and developing solutions that deliver significant value to our members.  He is a smart, talented leader, and a terrific advocate for the issues facing global employers.  We’re also thrilled to have Ani’s expertise shaping the work of the Center On Executive Compensation.  The Board of Directors looks forward to working with these accomplished leaders.”

Bartl takes the reins:  "I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead the Association at such a pivotal time.  It is an honor to succeed Dan Yager, my friend and colleague, and I look forward to building on the accomplishments that he and his predecessor, Jeff McGuiness, achieved.  Thanks to their vision and management, the Association is thriving,” Mr. Bartl said.

Huang to lead the Center:  “From advocating for a more effective link and clearer disclosure of pay and performance to helping to foster better board and CHRO relationships, the Center On Executive Compensation has achieved so much for its Subscribers.  I am looking forward to building on the great work of the Center as we address future challenges and opportunities,” said Ms. Huang.

Yager to continue serving the Association:  “These last four years in this role have gone very fast and I hope that I have strengthened and enhanced the successful foundation of the Association established by my predecessor and our founder Jeff McGuiness,” said Yager, who has been with the Association since 1988, and will continue to serve for the near future in a senior advisory capacity.  “I am proud and confident to be handing over the reins to Tim, so that he can take the Association to the next level as we face a rapidly evolving and very different landscape than the one I have grown up in.  Our members will be in very good hands with this leadership change.” 

Led by HR Policy Members, the Association reviewed the responses of its various initiatives to the significant challenges facing employers

  • The Center On Executive Compensation: Marcia Avedon, Vice Chair, HR Policy Association, and Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Communications, Marketing, and Community Affairs at Trane Technologies, outlined the Center’s priorities and its response to the crisis.  “In these tumultuous times the Center is doing amazing work—with the current focus being on the COVID-19 response, both from a policy and a practice perspective.” 

  • The American Health Policy Institute:  Perry Stuckey, Vice Chair, HR Policy Association and Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Eastman Chemical Company, discussed the American Health Policy Institute’s focus moving forward.  “Health care expenditures are only going to increase,” Stuckey noted, “with the COVID-19 crisis further pressuring companies and their budgets.  One way or another, health care will be impacted by Washington and the results of the 2020 elections, which is why AHPI is so critical at this time.”

  • The Future Workplace Policy Council:  Johnna Torsone, Chair of the Future Workplace Policy Council and Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Pitney Bowes Inc., addressed the role of the newly-formed Future Workplace Policy Council.  “The virus has brought to the fore many government policy issues that will clearly touch on employment.  The Council will provide a wealth of expertise, advising the Association on its advocacy role in meeting the challenges that lie ahead.” 

  • The Future of Work Committee: Tracy Keogh, Co-Chair, Future of Work Committee and Chief Human Resources Officer, HP Inc., laid out the priorities of the Future of Work Committee, including developing principles around digitization.  She also noted that while the Committee continues to focus on digitization, looking ahead it “will take a close look at worker mobility and the lessons we have learned through this crisis.”

  • Global Initiatives: Anne Hill, Chair of HR Policy's Global Initiatives, and Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Avery Dennison Corporation, noted, “I'm delighted that we have this affiliation of alliances around the globe, including our own newly established HR Policy in India.  Our global network will be essential in supporting us as we navigate the coming months of this global crisis.” 

You can find slides here.