Distinguished Fellows

On occasion the members of the National Academy of Human Resources elect “first among equals” as “Distinguished Fellows”. These individuals are honored for their special contributions to human resources. In the twenty-one classes of Academy Fellows inducted since the founding in 1992, for a total of 148 Fellows, thirteen individuals have been honored with this special designation of “Academy Distinguished Fellow”. The Academy Distinguished Fellows are:

Name / Title Company Class
Mr. Rex D. Adams
Chairman
Invesco Ltd.
2001
Hon. William E. Brock
Fomerly Chairman, Bridges LearningSystems, Inc.
Former U.S. Senator; Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
1993
Mr. Walton E. Burdick
Formerly Senior Vice President
IBM Corporation
1995
Mr. Harold W. Burlingame
Formerly Executive Vice President, Human Resources
AT&T
1993
Mr. Bruce Carswell ( - 2014)
Formerly Sr. Vice President
GTE Corporation
1992
Dr. Ram Charan
Business Advisor, Author, Speaker
Charan Associates, Inc.
2000
Mr. William J. Conaty
President, Conaty Consulting LLC and Formerly Senior Vice President
General Electric Company
1996
Mr. Frank P. Doyle
Formerly Executive Vice President
General Electric Company
1992
Hon. John T. Dunlop (1914-2003)
Lamont University Professor, Emeritus
Harvard University
1994
Ms. Madelyn Pulver Jennings
Formerly Senior Vice President, Personnel
Gannett Co., Inc.
1998
Mr. Howard V. Knicely
Formerly Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications
TRW Inc.
1992
Mr. J. Randall MacDonald (1948-2016)
Retired Senior Vice President, Human Resources
IBM Corporation
1998
Dr. Charles G. Tharp
Executive Vice President
HR Policy Association
1998