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director, Foundation Programs
SHRM Foundation
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Beth McFarland, CAE is the director of programs for the SHRM Foundation, an affiliate of SHRM. She is responsible for all Foundation products and programs including publications, research grants, scholarships, special events and thought leadership initiatives. She is currently leading a project with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) to identify and analyze future global trends likely to impact the workplace in the next 5-10 years. In addition, Beth serves as staff liaison to the Foundation Board Research and Thought Leadership Committee. Prior to joining the SHRM Foundation in 2001, she managed SHRM’s student membership program for eight years. Beth holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia and the professional designation of Certified Association Executive (CAE).  She recently completed an executive certificate program in nonprofit management from Georgetown University.