President and CEO
In her current role, Ani is responsible for overseeing the Center’s practice on a wide variety of executive compensation and governance issues as well as Subscriber engagement and Center research and writing. She is a frequent speaker and writer on the topics of executive compensation and governance.
Prior to serving as Vice President of Global Compensation and Benefits at Global Payments, Ani held various positions at Deutsche Bank A.G. in New York and Tokyo, Japan. She is a graduate of Stanford University.
Executive Vice President
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 a Member 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 team.
Senior Strategic Advisor
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 Advisor, Research and Practice
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.
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Vice President, Compensation Research
In his current role, Andrew is responsible for Subscriber engagement, education and advice on a broad range of executive compensation and governance topics, including overseeing the Center’s monthly surveys and discussion calls as well as Center Subscriber briefings, practice briefs and other writings.
Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from American University.
Vice President, Public Affairs
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