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Brian J. Glade

Brian J. Glade, SPHR, GPHR directs international programs for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.  Representing more than 210,000 individual members, the Society’s mission is both to serve human resource management professionals and to advance the profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM currently has more than 550 affiliated chapters and members in more than 100 countries.

Brian is responsible for defining and implementing the international strategy of the Society; educating the Society’s constituents on global human resource management issues; providing guidance in the internationalization of SHRM members, products, and services;  and representing the Society and the profession abroad.

Brian oversees SHRM offices in Beijing, PRC, and Mumbai, India, which identify opportunities for collaboration and establish activity to support HR professionals and advance the HR profession in those two countries.

Brian earned his M.A. in International Affairs from the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University.  As part of that program, he studied in Bologna, Italy for one year.  His B.A. in Government is from the University of Notre Dame.  Brian’s language training includes French, Italian, Spanish, German, and Latin.

Prior to joining SHRM in 1997, Brian worked at the United States Council for International Business, a policy association in New York City representing 300 U.S. companies before international organizations.  As Vice President for International Labor Affairs, he served as U.S. Employer Delegate to the International Labor Organization (ILO) where he negotiated labor standards with trade unions and governments.  He was also active in shaping social affairs policy before the European Commission in Brussels and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. 

Brian worked at Texaco, Inc., corporate headquarters in New York for five years in a variety of positions.  As International Human Resources Advisor he was responsible for developing a global approach to Texaco’s human resource policies. As Coordinator for Total Quality Management (TQM) in an operating division, Brian had oversight for developing and delivering TQM and reengineering activities.  He also served as a Project Developer responsible for introducing a Texaco-licensed clean energy technology in European markets.

Brian acquired certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI).

Brian is a member of the American Society for Association Executives (ASAE) in the US, and is a frequent speaker at HR management conferences around the world.

Brian lives in Washington, DC.