HR Leaders Graduate from Global Master’s Program

On April 19, ten human resource professionals proudly graduated from SMLR’s Global Executive Master’s Program in Human Resource Leadership (GEMHRL). The graduates, their family, corporate sponsors, and SMLR professors gathered at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel Ballroom in New York to celebrate this milestone.

“I am happy to honor this group of talented individuals,” says Professor Dick Beatty, executive director of GEMHRL. “I know that they have all the skills and experience needed for business and career success.”

GEMHRL’s graduating class includes:

·         Charmaine Birss, Sony Ericsson

·         Maria Castresana , Senior Vice President of Human Resource, Boehringer Ingelheim

·         Lisa Hellmann Rhodes, Senior Director of Organizational Development, Gen-Probe

·         Meng Juan Li, Director of Human Resources, Johnson & Johnson

·         Muhammad Din Muhammad , Manager of Compensation & Benefits, Balsharaf Group

·         Andrew Singleton, Senior Human Resource Manager, British Telecom

·         Linda Smith , Corporate Human Resource Manager, Parker Hannifin

·         Frank Rodriguez , Senior Human Resource Manager, Johnson & Johnson

·         Tammy Michaud, Senior Human Resource Manager, Glenmark

·         Usha  Baidya, Human Resource Vice President, British Telecom

Designed and taught by HR leaders on the cutting edge of their field, GEHRL prepares individuals to assume senior HR positions in top international corporations. In addition to its world-renowned faculty and innovative content, Global EMHRL offers a one-of-a-kind, accelerated schedule at four distinct locations around the world – each representing an important segment of the global economy. For more information, visit