Board Member

Jeff PonDr. Pon has over 25 years of experience in leading by giving to the people in organizations and transforming talent management in the private and public sectors. He currently is an Independent Board Member of several technology and human resource organizations. He recently served as the 11th Director of the United States Office of Personnel Management where he led the Human Resource function for the US Government and cared for 8.5 million Federal Employees, their families, and retirees with $18 Billon a month to provide pay, policy, security clearances, health care, services, and retirement benefits.

Prior to working at OPM, Dr. Pon served as SHRM’s Global Chief Human Resource and Strategy Officer where he was responsible for setting the direction for the HR profession and its inclusion and diversity practitioners for the SHRM’s 285,000 members in 165 countries. Prior to joining SHRM in 2012, Dr. Pon was the President and COO of Futures Inc., working to advance its mission to help find the right jobs for returning military, veterans, and their families. Previous to that position, he served as a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton, focusing on strategic human capital management for several important U.S. Federal Government clients.

In January of 2006, Dr. Pon was appointed to the Senior Executive Service as the Chief Human Capital Officer for the U. S. Department of Energy. In this position, he played a key role in fulfilling the Department’s mission though improved strategic human capital planning and management.

During 2003-2005, Dr. Pon served as the Director and Deputy Director of eGovernment at the U. S. Office of Personnel Management. He led the implementation of ePayroll, USAJobs, eTraining, Enterprise Human Resource Integration, eClearance, and the HR Line of Business. These six initiatives have transformed Federal HR business and saved taxpayers an estimated $2.6 billion.

Dr. Pon earned his Doctorate in Philosophy (Ph.D., Industrial Organizational Psychology) from the California School of Professional Psychology. He also received a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and is a graduate of the University of Southern California with Degrees in Psychology and Human Factors.