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HR-XML Consortium Elects 2001 Board Members

HR-XML Consortium Elects 2001 Board Members
New Board to Increase Consortium's International Presence
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., February 15, 2001

    The HR-XML Consortium, a
    non-profit organization dedicated to human resources (HR) data
    exchange, held its annual Board of Directors elections. The Consortium
    elected six new directors to join three returning directors to the 2001
    board. In keeping with the Consortium's bylaws, the board consists of
    nine member volunteers. The new board will include the additional
    influence of two European companies. The European board members add
    geographic diversity and insight to this proactive board.

    "The election of two directors who work in Europe and represent the
    needs of the European HR domain shows the Consortium's continued
    efforts to establish universal XML standards," said Chuck Allen, Director of
    the HR-XML Consortium. "The geographic diversity of our 2001 board
    strengthens the Consortium's commitment to represent the needs of all
    HR management and technical professionals."

    The following HR-XML Consortium members were elected to the 2001
    HR-XML Board of Directors: 

         William Kerr, Principal Software Engineer, Oracle HRMS Development
         Reading, England
         Over the past 15 years, Bill Kerr has been involved in several roles
         for the software industry, including technical director. Since 1998,
         Mr. Kerr has evangelized XML technology within HRD at Oracle HRMS
         Development (HRD). Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL) is the
         world's leading supplier of software for information management,
         and the world's second largest independent software company. 

         At Oracle, Mr. Kerr also co-chairs a group that brings new
         technology to the attention of senior management within HRD.
         Additionally, he represents Oracle and HRD within a number of
         government initiatives that involve XML. Some of those initiatives
         include the U.K. GovTalk Payroll Steering Committee (payroll
         year-end and other statutory filings), the U.S. Government's
         STAWRS COTS SPEF (Simplified Tax and Wage Reporting System -
         Commercial off the Shelf Single Point Electronic Filing), and the
         TIGERS group (Tax Information Group for EC Requirements

         Mr. Kerr chairs the HR-XML Consortium's Technical Steering
         Committee, a group that provides the Consortium technical
         leadership and oversight review for all Consortium work groups and

         Terrance Baker, V.P. Talent Sourcing,, San Diego, California
         With 16 years of experience in the high-tech software and Internet
         markets, Terrance Baker is responsible for developing strategic
         initiatives in the talent sourcing market for, a leading,
         global e-recruiting application service provider. 

         Mr. Baker joined in 2000, with the acquisition of Advanced
         Recruiting Technologies, Inc.'s sourcing business, where he served
         as founder and CEO. Prior to Advanced Recruiting Technologies, Inc.,
         Mr. Baker served as President of Reticular Systems Inc., a
         knowledge management company, where he continues to serve on
         the Reticular Systems Inc. Board of Directors. He has also served as
         President & CEO of Template Graphics Software, Inc., and Group
         Marketing Manager for Computer Associates International, Inc.

         Mr. Baker is a well-known speaker at industry events including the
         e-HR Conference and the International Quality & Productivity Center
         Seminars for Human Resources. He holds both a BS in Information
         Systems and an MBA from San Diego State University. 

         Linda le Grand, Senior Manager, Randstad Corporate ICT Office
         Diemen, the Netherlands 
         With more than 15 years of knowledge of contemporary information
         and technology trends, HR classification and information technology,
         Linda le Grand is a Senior Manager for Randstad Corporate ICT
         Office, a division of Randstad Holding. 

         Ms. le Grand is credited with many industry innovations, including
         the design and development of data warehousing systems,
         management information tools, and back and front office systems.
         As a Senior Manager, Ms. le Grand advises on corporate ICT

         Randstad Holding is an international supplier of human resources,
         with operating companies in Europe and North America. The
         company is active in large-scale staffing (CAPAC), mass customized
         staffing (Randstad) and professionals staffing (YACHT). Moreover
         the company is aggressively investing in Internet start-ups such as
         HEdson (staffing via the Internet) and
         (e-recruitment site 50% joint venture). Randstad Holding is the third
         largest staffing firm in the world and market leader in the
         Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and the southeastern United

         Timothy Farlow, Director of Technology, Authoria Waltham,
         With 17 years of enterprise software development experience for
         both product and consulting organizations, Tim Farlow has worked
         since 1997 in multiple product management and development roles
         for Authoria, the market leader in HR knowledge-base applications
         for large corporations. 

         Mr. Farlow is a co-author of the HR-XML Consortium's PersonName
         and PostalAddress standards, leads the Cross-Process Objects
         Work Group, and is a member of the Business Steering Committee.
         He has contributed to standards development at the ITU and the

         Mr. Farlow is the author of multiple software patents, a teacher of
         software and digital electronics, and a regular speaker at HR
         industry trade shows and user groups. He holds a BA in Computer
         Science from Harvard University.

         Bruce Kile, Vice President Implementation Services, Peopleclick
         Dallas, Texas 
         With 16 years of human resources management and technology
         experience, Bruce Kile has implemented Human Resource planning
         software that focuses on career development, succession planning,
         training, and recruiting. Since 1994, Mr. Kile served as Vice
         President, Client Services, for Criterion prior to its acquisition by
         Peopleclick in late 2000. Peopleclick is a market leader of web-based
         HR process management software and services. 

         In this role, Mr. Kile manages the implementation and consulting
         services for Peopleclick products. Prior to his current position, Mr.
         Kile led implementations at Criterion, as well as Quality Assurance
         and Support Services. 

         Prior to joining Criterion/Peopleclick, Mr. Kile was employed by
         Atlantic Richfield Corporation where, among other job
         responsibilities, he worked on industry interface initiatives.

         Mr. Kile has spoken at industry conferences and has sat on industry
         boards, including the board of directors for the ARCO Credit Union.
         He holds a BBA in Information Systems from Abilene Christian
         University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.

         Dr. Srdjan Kovacevic, Chief Technology Strategist, Icarian, Inc.,
         Sunnyvale, California 
         With over 15 years of combined experience in key architecture roles
         in the software industry, applied research, academia, standards and
         professional organizations, Srdjan Kovacevic contributes a lifetime of
         technical and managerial expertise to standards, bodies and
         applications modeling. 

         Since joining Icarian in March 2000, Dr. Kovacevic has been leading
         the advanced modeling efforts in the work force management
         domain. Icarian pairs experts in strategic staffing and HR with
         extraordinary web technology to help industry leaders reduce hiring
         costs, increase work force productivity and improve retention.

         Prior to joining Icarian, Dr. Kovacevic was a principal scientist at
         Aonix, where he explored new ways to utilize model-driven and
         component-based development technology and maximize benefits
         of modeling tools in software development. Before joining Aonix, Dr.
         Kovacevic was at U S WEST Advanced Technologies, where he
         applied model-based technology to user interface design, data
         browsing environments, intelligent tutoring systems, electronic
         commerce and web applications. Earlier, Dr. Kovacevic was a visiting
         researcher at Georgia Tech's GVU Center. 

         Dr. Kovacevic's professional activities include conference and journal
         reviewing. He has also been active on program and organizing
         committees of several international workshops and conferences, as
         well as the BayCHI steering committee. Dr. Kovacevic received his
         PhD from the George Washington University. 

    The following Consortium members retain directorships on the 2001

         Cari Willis, Manager, HR e-Business Solutions, IBM Raleigh, North
         Cari Willis is the Manager of HR e-Business Solutions and is the
         Secretary for the Board of Directors for the HR-XML Consortium. Ms.
         Willis was an Information Development Manager for various
         networking products for IBM's Software Group division. She has also
         been a Human Factors Engineer for various internal and external
         products for IBM. Ms. Wilson is a frequent presenter at industry
         conferences on HR self-service, Corporate Portals and Shared
         Services. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with a BS in

         IBM strives to lead in the creation, development and manufacture of
         the industry's most advanced information technologies, including
         computer systems, software, networking systems, storage devices
         and microelectronics. IBM is committed to open standards in the

         David W. Donahue, President, BenefitsXML, Inc. Glastonbury,
         With 17 years of experience with financial and employer services
         organizations, David Donahue is founder and president of
         BenefitsXML, a premier provider of software components that
         enable employee benefit service providers to deploy, syndicate and
         aggregate e-benefit services. 

         Prior to founding BenefitsXML, Mr. Donahue was president and
         founder of Bentana Technologies, Inc., which was acquired by Aetna
         U.S. Healthcare in late 1999. Bentana Technologies pioneered the
         application service provider model for delivering online employee
         benefit and payroll administration solutions to small-and
         medium-sized businesses. Mr. Donahue's prior experiences include
         several strategic management positions within financial and
         employer services organizations including Director of Electronic
         Commerce at Aetna Financial Services.

         Mr. Donahue is a frequent speaker at healthcare and financial
         services industry conferences on topics pertaining to Java and XML
         technologies and emerging web services applications. He holds a BS
         in Business Administration from Bryant College and an MBA from
         Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

         Lon Pilot, Systems Consultant, Watson Wyatt Worldwide
         Washington, D.C. 
         As a Watson Wyatt Systems Consultant, Lon Pilot specializes in the
         design and implementation of Internet-and Intranet-based human
         resources systems. In this capacity, he is involved in the design and
         implementation of both employee and HR management targeted
         applications. Additionally, Mr. Pilot is active in the design and
         promotion of data interchange standards for HR through his work
         with the HR-XML Consortium. 

         Prior to joining Watson Wyatt in 1996, Mr. Pilot worked for the
         University of Delaware College of Education in a technical support
         role. He also has worked as a hardware and software developer for
         Kernel Productions, a Macintosh gaming hardware and software
         development company.

         Mr. Pilot is chairman of the HR-XML Consortium, an elected post. He
         received his BS in computer science from the University of Delaware.

         Watson Wyatt is a global consulting firm that brings together two
         disciplines-people and financial management-to help clients improve
         business performance. The company provides consulting services in
         the areas of employee benefits, human resources technologies and
         human capital management.

                           About HR-XML

    HR-XML ( is the independent, non-profit consortium
    dedicated to enabling e-commerce and inter-company exchange of human
    resources (HR) data worldwide. The work of the Consortium centers on
    the development and promotion of standardized XML vocabularies for HR.
    HR-XML's efforts are focused on standards for staffing and recruiting,
    compensation and benefits, training and work force management. 

    HR-XML members include: Acord, Adecco Corporation*, ADP*, Aetna US
    Healthcare*, American Staffing Association, AppliedTheory*, Association of
    Test Publishers,, Authoria*, b2bpeople, Inc., Best
    Software, Inc.*, BISNet, BrassRing, Inc., Burning Glass Technologies,
    L.L.C., Business Engine Software Corporation, Business Logic Corporation,, CDI Corp/MRI*, Ceridian*, CFN, Inc.*,, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., CIC Applicant Background
    Checks*, Cisco Systems Inc., CitiStreet*, CompuCorps Mentoring,, Concur Technologies, Inc., Crestone International*,
    Cross Current Corporation, Decision Point Systems, Defense Finance and
    Accounting Service, Deploy Solutions, Inc.*, Development Dimensions
    International, Directfit*, eBenX, Inc.*, Embrace Pte Ltd*,
    Employease, Inc.*, EmployeeMatters*,,*,, European Community Telework Forum, Evolve Software,
    eWork Exchange Inc., Exult, Inc., Fidelity Investments*, Great Plains*,
    Halcyon Internet plc,, Hewitt Associates LLC*,,
    HireCheck *, HireRight, Inc.,, Ltd.*, iBenefits, IBM*, Icarian,
    Inc.*, Interlynx Technology Corp.*, IQNavigator, iSearch*, iTango
    Software, itiliti*, iXmatch, Inc., J.D. Edwards*, Job Partners Ltd,*,
    Kadiri, INC*, KBACE Technologies, Kelly Services*, Knowledge Workers,
    Inc.,*, Korn/Ferry International*, Liquid Software,
    LiquidMedium*, Manpower, Inc.*, Meta4 Spain, Modis Professional
    Services, Inc.*,, MrTed, National Resume Writers' Association,
    New York Times Digital, Nitorum Corporation, Novient, Inc., Online Benefits,
    Inc.*, Opus360, Oracle*,*, PeopleSoft*, Performaworks,
    Inc., Personic*, ProBusiness Services, Inc.*, Randstad Holding*,, Referals Networks, Robert Half International, Inc.*, SAP*,
    Simpata,*, Snelling and Snelling, Inc., Society for Human
    Resource Management, Spherion Corporation, Ltd., StepStone,
    Swedish National Labour Board, TAC Worldwide Companies*,
    TalentPoint*,*, Tesseract Corporation*, The Aviant Group, The
    People Business Network, Inc., Total Employment Company, Inc., Towers
    Perrin, Ultimate Software*, UltraLink, Unicru, Vivant! Corporation, Volt
    Services Group*, Watson Wyatt Worldwide*, White Amber, Workscape,

    For additional information, contact Chuck Allen at or


Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "HR-XML Consortium."

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