Board of Directors
Richard L. Antoine (trustee)
Richard Antoine is President of AO Consulting, a human resources consulting firm working with CEOs and Chief HR Officers on leadership, talent development, and HR strategy. Mr. Antoine retired as the CHRO of Procter & Gamble in 2008 after a 39-year career in Supply Chain and HR. In addition to serving as a board director of Innovation Resource Center for HR (IRC4HRSM/TM), Dick is on the board – and is the immediate past chair – of The University of Wisconsin Foundation and serves on the Advisory Boards for The University of Wisconsin Engineering School and The Center for Brand and Product Management. Dick is also a board member of Northlich Advertising in Cincinnati. Mr. Antoine is the past president of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), having been elected in 2004, and also served as a board member for ORC Worldwide.
Richard A. Beaumont (director emeritus)
Richard A Beaumont is an emeritus member of the Innovation Resource Center for HR (IRC4HRSM/TM) board of directors, having previously been director of research and board chairman. Dick is founder and managing director of the RAB Group LLC, was formerly president, CEO, and board chairman of ORC Worldwide (now Mercer), and served as a consultant to major corporations and various branches of federal, state, and local governments. Mr. Beaumont was also deputy undersecretary of the US Navy and senior vice president and member of the board of directors of Amerada Hess Corporation. He is an emeritus member of the board of the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business of the University of Virginia and was elected to the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) in 1993, having also served on its formation committee.
Harold W. Burlingame (trustee and president)
Harold W. Burlingame has been the board chairman of Innovation Resource Center for HR (IRC4HRSM/TM) since 2003. He currently also serves on the boards of Cornerstone-on-Demand, UniSource Energy Corporation, Muskingum University (where he is Chairman), and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Previously, Mr. Burlingame spent more than 40 years at AT&T Corp. where he served as executive vice president of Human Resources, and as senior executive advisor for AT&T Wireless. Hal is a past chairman of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR), having been elected a member in 1993 and named a distinguished fellow in 2006.
Frank P. Doyle (trustee)
In 1996, Mr. Doyle retired as executive vice president of the General Electric Company, where he was one of a three-member Corporate Executive Office to which all operating businesses and staff reported. From 1981 to 1991, he was a senior vice president, with responsibility for corporate employee relations, public relations, government relations, corporate marketing, and advertising. Previously, Mr. Doyle was a director of Compaq Computer Corporation, Digital Equipment Company, UBS Financial Services (Paine Webber Group), ORC International, and Roadway Express. In 1992, Mr. Doyle was named the National Academy of Human Resources’ (NAHR) first distinguished Fellow. In addition to serving as a board director for IRC4HRSM/TM, Frank is currently a director of Jobs for the Future, Inc.
John D. Hofmeister (trustee)
John D. Hofmeister founded Citizens for Affordable Energy Inc. in 2008 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hofmeister served as the President of Shell Oil Company from 2005-2008 and was previously Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Human Resources. John also held key leadership positions at General Electric, Nortel, and AlliedSignal (now Honeywell International). He is currently the Chairman of Erin Energy Corporation, Chairman of the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board at Sodexo, Inc., and a trustee of the National Urban League. Mr. Hofmeister is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Advanced Human Resources Studies at Cornell University and was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources (NAHR) in 2003. In 2016, John joined the IRC4HRSM/TM board of directors.
Sandra A. Lamb (trustee)
Ms. Lamb is the President and CEO of Lamb Advisors LLC, with more than 40 years of corporate and nonprofit experience addressing financially complex and critical strategic issues. Prior to establishing Lamb Advisors, Sandy was a managing director at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC, and a portfolio manager with The MONY Group. She has served as Chair of the New York Women’s Foundation. as a director at ORC Worldwide, Biomet, Inc., The Fortress Group, Inc., Center Trust, Inc., and on a number of nonprofit boards. Sandy currently serves as a board director of Innovative Resource Center for HR (IRC4HRSM/TM), Chair of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, board member and Chair of the Finance & Investment Committee of the Vera Institute of Justice, and a member of the board of CURE International and the Altman Foundation.
David E. McKinney (trustee)
Dave is the chair of the board of overseers of the Watson Institute at Brown University and formerly president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and director of the NY Philharmonic and of ORC Worldwide. He retired in 1992 from a career as a senior executive of IBM, where he worked closely with Chairman Thomas J. Watson, Jr. In addition to Innovation Resource Center for HR (IRC4HRSM/TM), Dave currently serves as a director of PAXAR Corp. and International Executive Service Corps, is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, and serves as executive secretary of the Thomas J. Watson Foundation.
Sydney R. Robertson (trustee)
Sydney Robertson retired as Executive Vice President of ORC Worldwide (now Mercer) in 2010, having led its global compensation and global development organization consulting practices, and serving on the firm’s executive committee. Prior to joining ORC, Mr. Robertson worked in HR executive roles at Standard Oil Co. of Ohio and British Petroleum (BP), serving as the CHRO at BP while leading the HR integration of the two organizations. Previously, Syd had leadership roles in HR and Organization Development at other organizations that became part of BP and worked for several US federal agencies. In addition to serving currently as a board director of Innovation Resource Center for HR (IRC4HRSM/TM), Mr. Robertson previously served as its director of research.
John Steele (trustee)
John Steele is currently chair of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body, providing independent advice to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence on remuneration and charges for members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Crown. Prior to retiring from British Telecommunications (BT), Mr. Steele spent more than 40 years at IBM, BT, Ford Motor Company, and Accenture. John has held board membership in a number of private and public organizations involved in HR and training initiatives, including serving on the board of ORC Worldwide. In addition to serving as a board director for Innovation Resource Center for HR (IRC4HRSM/TM), John works as an independent consultant and is a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Henley Management College.
Jodi L. Starkman (executive director)
Jodi Starkman is Executive Director of Innovation Resource Center for Human Resources (IRC4HRSM/TM), formerly known as IRC. Prior to her role at IRC4HR, Jodi was the EVP and COO for Global Consulting at ORC Worldwide (now Mercer). She has worked in human resources strategy and organization change at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, leading large-scale business and HR transformation programs across multiple industries. Ms. Starkman earned her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy. In addition to her work at IRC4HR, Jodi is an organization development/effectiveness consultant and certified coach assisting businesses, non-profits, and individuals to improve organizational health and team/individual performance.