Compiled by Jayne Tegge, Membership Services Specialist;
Stephany Below, Communications Manager;
and Clif Boutelle, SIOP Public Relations
Membership Milestones is devoted to welcoming the newest SIOP members and recognizing long-time members. Each column will list the professional SIOP members who have joined the Society since the previous issue as well as recognize members who have recently upgraded their membership. We will also recognize the newest additions to SIOP’s Sterling Circle. Click the links below to go directly to a list or continue reading to learn more about the new SIOP Sterling Circle!
New Sterling Circle Members New SIOP Members/Upgrading Members
SIOP Initiates Sterling Circle to Recognize Long-Time Members
Members are the heart and soul of SIOP and are greatly appreciated for their interest and contributions. Many members—nearly 800—have been with the Society for 25 years or more. To recognize the contributions and loyalty of these dedicated members, SIOP has developed a new initiative called the Sterling Circle. Sterling Circle members will be honored in several ways and can be identified at SIOP events with a special ribbon on their badges. Learn more about the Sterling Circle here!
Following is a list of SIOP’s newest Sterling Circle Members*:
H. Ted Ballard
Sterling Circle Speaks
Leslie Joyce, EVP and Chief People Officer, Exide Technologies
Membership in SIOP has been the cornerstone of my career. It has served as my academic touchstone and my primary professional network. The annual meeting is an opportunity to dive deep in to the topics that matter to me and to touch base with colleagues I only see once in a while. As a young practitioner it is where I got the assignments that kicked off a terrific career (Thanks to Lance Seberhegen and Pat Hauenstein!). As my career progressed, I got to hire some outstanding interns who have turned into great practitioners (Joanne McInnerney, Rob Edwards among others) and made life-long friends like Paul Thayer. SIOP has served as the foundation of a very rewarding career and I appreciate that.
Caroline L. Pike, PhD, Organizational Psychologist
I was encouraged to join SIOP as a graduate student member in 1988--since then, I have worked as a researcher, consultant/practitioner, and executive/administrator in different types of industries and organizations. SIOP has been an integral part of my career journey. I appreciate that SIOP provides links to relevant research and other professional resources, and serves as a compass for professional/ethical issues and standards of practice. The opportunity to interact with like-minded people who "speak my language" at conferences and events is very rewarding. Most importantly, though, I am personally inspired by the accomplished, dedicated, and fun-loving people who are generally willing to help and support their colleagues, and I appreciate the deep friendships that have grown out of professional collaborations over the years.
Mike Aamodt, Principal Consultant, DCI Consulting Group, Inc.
I have been a SIOP member for over 30 years and my career has been greatly enhanced by the knowledge shared by my SIOP colleagues. Perhaps my favorite thing about SIOP is attending the annual conference where I am quickly reminded how many damn smart people there are in our field. Just when you think you have hit a point in your career where you “have arrived”, you run into a doctoral student using statistical terms you never heard of, a masters-level practitioner applying I-O psychology in ways you never imagined, or a professor elegantly explaining a theory that you have mangled for years. No wonder the conference has so many happy hours.
Nancy Stone, Professor, Missouri University of Science & Technology
My SIOP membership has allowed me to remain informed about best practices for teaching I-O psychology, to develop networks that have led to long-term friendships, and to benefit from the wonderful support of my I-O colleagues. As one who spent many of my academic years teaching in an undergraduate program, I found the teaching networks helpful. In addition, my SIOP membership was critical in staying informed about current issues outside my own research areas and getting involved with SIOP committees. In turn, these valuable resources assisted in developing a master’s program in I-O. Given the dynamic nature of our work, these resources are invaluable. I continue to meet new people and receive input and guidance from my SIOP colleagues. Finally, SIOP now allows me to give back and help develop the next generation of I-O psychologists by serving as an Ambassador at the annual SIOP conference.
The life blood of any organization lies in attracting new members who bring a special enthusiasm and interest. Membership in SIOP is growing, and we take great pleasure in welcoming our newest members. They comprise a wonderful mix of former Student Affiliates upgrading to full membership and professionals, including those who previously were Associate members and International Affiliates. SIOP looks forward to these new members’ participation on committees and conferences as they experience the value of membership in the premier organization for industrial and organizational psychologists.
Following is a list of SIOP’s newest members*:
Marie De Beer
Mary Margaret Harris
Abhinaya Kattuputhur Rangarajan
Mary Margaret Sudduth
Chi Man Tang
Dina Van Dijk
Carine Van Enoo
New “Associate Path to Membership” Members**
Sara Henrysson Eidvall
*List compiled from December 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017
**List compiled from December 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017