Dr. Amy Dufrane was selected as the chief operating officer for the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) in January 2011, and subsequently began leading HRCI in December 2012 as its executive director. She became the CEO in September of 2014. Dr. Dufrane offers over 20 years of experience in the human resource management profession and has developed a reputation as an innovative, performance-focused senior executive for both profit and nonprofit organizations. She has been the chief human resources and administrative officer for the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board and the senior director of human resources and administration for The Optical Society; she has also held human resources positions at Bloomingdales and Marymount University. Dr. Dufrane has served as an adjunct faculty member in the school of business at Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia, since 1998. She holds a doctorate in education from The George Washington University in Washington, DC; a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in human resources from Marymount University; and a bachelor’s degree in management from Hood College in Frederick, MD. Dr. Dufrane also holds the HR Certification Institute designation of senior professional in human resources (SPHR) and is a certified association executive. She is the 2003 Leadership NonProfit Award winner from HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington.