From SHRM Conference Daily staff:

In January 2012, the gavel will pass from outgoing SHRM Board Chair Jose Berrios to incoming Chair Bette J. Francis, SPHR. Francis is vice president and director of HR at Wilmington, Del.-based Wilmington Trust.

After Berrios introduced Francis at the closing general session of the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference, she remarked, “I see the next two years as an opportunity to continue to move the profession in the right direction. To that end, I will be looking to all of you to be part of this process. That includes everyone, from the C-suite to the newest among us. From career members to public policy leaders, everyone has a role to play in the future of our great profession.”