SHRM Spotlight: CHRO, Jeff Pon

Dr. Pon has over 20 years of experience in leading organizations and transforming talent management in the private and public sectors He combines this with a passion for understanding people, technology, and organizations and how they interact. Dr. Pon has co-authored and developed national human resource standards with the Corporate Leadership Council, the National Academy of Public Administration, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He is experienced in driving full-scale organizational change assignments in challenging domestic and international settings. He has successfully managed large-scale projects requiring cost-effective and innovative solutions to support startup, consolidation, downsizing, and reengineering efforts in both emerging and mature markets. Dr. Pon has demonstrated leadership expertise on strategic and operational issues in a variety of industrial settings. Dr. Pon served as a member of the Senior Executive Service for six years.

Previous to joining the Society for Human Resource Management, Dr. Pon was the president and COO of Futures Inc. Futures' mission is to help find the right jobs for returning military, veterans, and their families.

We Know Next sat down with SHRM’s new CHRO, Dr. Jeff Pon, to learn more about the CHRO’s key role in today’s workforce and why their position within the C-suite is one of the most important. We also explored the unique resources that SHRM offers CHROs and other senior HR leaders.