New York City SHRM’s Board enjoys a rich makeup of diverse professionals with one thing in common – the desire to serve you. Our Board members will gladly take the time to connect with you regarding our association and your involvement with it. Look below to learn more about the individuals who make New York City SHRM the association you rely on for insight and connections in the fast paced New York market. Board of Directors site.

Janet Riesel, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

President, New York City SHRM

HR Consultant and Adjunct Professor at CUNY

  • Sr. Talent Acquisition Manager, Kroll
  • Adjunct Professor, Baruch College
  • Northeast Recruiting Director, Ernst & Young, LLP
  • Director, The Conway Organization
  • BA English and Psychology, Queens College
  • MBA Industrial Psychology, Baruch College
  • Certificate in Career Counseling, NYU
SHRM Member since 1999
  • DDI Certified, Member of YAI Business Advisory Council
  • Board Member of PTACH
  • Current: President
  • Prior: VP, Programming
  • Chair Career Planning & Professional Development SIG

Cheri Hennessy Durst

Executive Director, New York City SHRM

Executive Director, New York City SHRM since December 2018

SHRM Member since 2018

Director Emeritus
Jennifer Loftus, SPHR-CA, GPHR
National Director, Astron Solutions, LLC
Jeanne Marrin, SPHR
President, HR on the Move, LLC
Barry Manus
President, BRAVO Human Resources Services Inc.
Robert Nadel
President, Nadel Consulting
Jack Shein, SPHR
Senior Vice President, Job Diva
Al Smith
Former VP, Client Relations Lee Hecht Harrison
John S. Sturges, SPHR,CMC,PMC, PhD
Benefits and Compensation Design Group
Lorri Zelman
Managing Director, Human Resources Division Solomon Page Group

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