Susan R. Meisinger, SPHR, JD, is a columnist on HR Leadership for HRExecutive Online. She is the former President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world's largest professional association devoted to human resource management. Prior to joining SHRM, Meisinger was appointed by President Ronald Reagan as Deputy Under Secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor, and was responsible for more than 4,000 employees and enforcement of more than 90 US employment laws. Meisinger is a fellow and board member of the National Academy of Human Resources and is a fellow of the Human Resource Policy Institute. She has also served on the boards of the World Federation of Personnel Management Associations, SHRM, HRCI, the Ethics Resource Center, the Kronos Workforce Institute Advisory Board, and the Certified Financial Planners Board of Standards. She also has corporate board experience, serving on the board of the construction and engineering firm BE&K prior to its sale to KBR. Meisinger also co-authored and edited "The Future of Human Resource Management," which was published in 2005 by John Wiley & Sons.