Vice President, SHRM
Rory Davenport is Vice President, Communications for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading authority, convener and thought leader on issues impacting today’s evolving workplaces. With 300,000+ human resource and business executive members in 165 countries, SHRM impacts the lives of more than 115 million workers and families globally.
Rory oversees all external and internal communications to serve SHRM’s members and staff. His team is deeply engaged in elevating and protecting SHRM’s brand, strengthening the culture, advancing internal transformation, impacting public policy, and advocating on national issues that impact the workforce and workplace.
During his career, Rory has held executive roles at four of the leading global communications firms and was Chief Communications Officer at the National School Boards Association. He has broad experience in all aspects of corporate communications, public affairs, branding and marketing, media relations, digital and social media, publishing, and internal communications. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies and has extensive international experience having worked with business leaders, policymakers, the media, and interest groups in more than 10 countries. Rory also has served as a spokesperson for companies, associations, coalitions, political candidates, and governments.