global vice president, Human Resources
Southern Graphic Systems
Susan L. Harmansky, SPHR, is a management consultant and author focusing on workforce planning and strategy. She has had a diverse career in human resource management most recently as Global Vice President Human Resources for SGS International, a design-to-print graphic services and marketing firm headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Her previous experience includes HR leadership roles with LG&E and KU Energy, Farm Credit Bank, Papa John’s International and the Presbyterian Church USA national headquarters.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of Louisville and an MBA from Bellarmine University. She has served as president of the Louisville Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) chapter and as state director for Kentucky SHRM. She also led the SHRM-sponsored task force that developed the first American National Standard for performance management and served on the first international committee developing ISO standards for HR.
She served seven years on the board of the premier international certifying agency for human resources, the HR Certification Institute, including a year as Board Chair during which HRCI expanded its reach internationally to the European Union and China.
She has been certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources since 1990 and is a recipient of the Louisville SHRM Award for Professional Excellence.