President & CEO
Tim Bartl is President & CEO of the Center on Executive Compensation, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy organization dedicated to providing a reasoned perspective on executive compensation. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing the Center’s policy and practice development and overall operations. The Center is a division of HR Policy Association, which represents the Chief Human Resource Officers of 360 leading companies, and the Center’s more than 120 Subscribers are HR Policy members.
Mr. Bartl has significant experience in executive compensation policy, and has been active in advocating for clearer disclosure of pay and performance, approaches for addressing incentives and risk, a board-centric approach to clawbacks, and opposition to legislative and regulatory mandates such as the Dodd-Frank pay ratio. He is a frequent speaker and writer on executive compensation policy.
Mr. Bartl previously served as the Assistant General Counsel and Vice President of Corporate Affairs at HR Policy Association. In that role, was responsible for helping develop and articulate the association’s positions on legislative and regulatory changes involving executive compensation taxation, disclosure and governance. He is the author of several articles on executive compensation policy and is the author of Executive Compensation in Competitive Markets: The Transformation of Executive Pay and What It Means for Shareholders, Policymakers and the General Public, a monograph which details the substantial changes in governance and executive compensation that occurred between 2000 and 2005.
Mr. Bartl formerly served as Legislative Director and Counsel to former Rep. Steve Gunderson (R-WI), and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School.
Executive Vice President
Michele Aguilar Carlin is Executive Vice President of the Center On Executive Compensation and HR Policy Association. Shelly joined the Association in August 2014 from Motorola Solutions, where she was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Communications.
During her tenure at Motorola, Shelly led the HR function through a period of substantial change, from the spin-off of its consumer cell phone business to a major transformation of how HR services are delivered. She also implemented the CEO Leadership Forum, a business-driven learning program for the company’s top 20 high potential executives.
Prior to serving as the head of HR, Shelly was Corporate Vice President, Global Rewards. Before joining Motorola in 2008, she was VP of Compensation, Benefits and HR Technology for the Campbell Soup Company. Shelly’s earlier positions included VP, HR Rewards and Operations for TIAA-CREF; VP of Compensation and Benefits for Sears, Roebuck and Co.; and SVP of executive compensation and corporate unit reporting for Bcom3 Group, Inc.
Shelly currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for Skills
for Chicagoland's Future, an initiative to match local employers with qualified
unemployed job seekers in the Chicago metro area. She earned an BA and MBA from
the University of California, Los Angeles and was an Academic All-American in
softball and a member of UCLA’s 1982 National Championship
Senior Advisor, Research and Practice
Charlie Tharp is Senior Advisor, Research and Practice of the Center On Executive Compensation. In that role, Tharp is responsible for setting overall policy positions and research initiatives undertaken by the Center and representing the Center in public forums. He is also Executive Vice President of HR Policy Association and a Visiting Lecturer in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University.
Tharp has over 25 years of corporate experience, including key human resource positions with General Electric, PepsiCo, Pillsbury, CIGNA and Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Tharp also served as the interim Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Saks, Incorporated. Earlier in his career he served as an executive compensation consultant for the global consulting firm of Towers Perrin.
Tharp holds a Ph.D. in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, a J.D. from the Quinnipiac School of Law, a Masters in Economics from Wayne State University and a BA from Hope College where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a Baker Scholar. In 1998 Tharp was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources and in 2010 was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the Academy, the highest honor in the HR profession. He previously served as President of the Academy.
Senior Strategic Advisor
Richard R. Floersch is Senior Strategic Advisor to the Center On Executive Compensation and HR Policy Association. Rich joined the Center in January 2016 from McDonald’s, where he was Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Mr. Floersch served as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of McDonald`s Inc. for over a decade, leading the company’s commitment to its people during a critical and successful period for the company. Mr. Floersch and his global team led programs critical for retention, development and cultivating the next generation of McDonald`s leaders. He also oversaw the resources and opportunities offered to employees at company-owned restaurants to help them reach their personal and professional goals.
In addition to his 12 years with McDonald`s, Mr. Floersch served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Kraft Foods International from 1998 to 2003. Previously, he was Vice President of Corporate Compensation at Philip Morris. A leader in the broader HR industry, Mr. Floersch served as Chair of the Center On Executive Compensation and Vice Chair of HR Policy Association, and on the Board of Directors at Skills for Chicagoland`s Future, a non-profit initiative to match local employers with qualified unemployed job seekers in the Chicago metro area. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Personnel Roundtable and was elected a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2009.
Mr. Floersch earned his bachelor`s and master`s degrees in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Senior Vice President
Ani Huang is Senior Vice President for the Center On Executive Compensation, where she is responsible for Subscriber engagement on a wide variety of pay and practice issues including research, surveys, best and developing practices and compensation and governance trends.
Before joining the Center, Ani served as the Vice President of Global
Compensation and Benefits for Global Payments, Inc., in Atlanta, GA. She has
more than a decade of experience in compensation and human resources, including
five years with Deutsche Bank A.G. in New York and Tokyo. She is a graduate of
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