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
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, Hire.com, 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 Hire.com, a leading,
global e-recruiting application service provider.
Mr. Baker joined Hire.com 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 newmonday.com
(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
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.,
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
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
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
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.
HR-XML (http://www.hr-xml.org) 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, AtYourBusiness.com, Authoria*, b2bpeople, Inc., Best
Software, Inc.*, BISNet, BrassRing, Inc., Burning Glass Technologies,
L.L.C., Business Engine Software Corporation, Business Logic Corporation,
CareerStream.com, CDI Corp/MRI*, Ceridian*, CFN, Inc.*,
ChangePoint.com, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc., CIC Applicant Background
Checks*, Cisco Systems Inc., CitiStreet*, CompuCorps Mentoring,
ComputerJobs.com, Concur Technologies, Inc., Crestone International*,
Cross Current Corporation, Decision Point Systems, Defense Finance and
Accounting Service, Deploy Solutions, Inc.*, Development Dimensions
International, Directfit*, eBenX, E-Cruiter.com Inc.*, Embrace Pte Ltd*,
Employease, Inc.*, EmployeeMatters*, Enroll.com, Enwisen.com*,
esohXML.org, European Community Telework Forum, Evolve Software,
eWork Exchange Inc., Exult, Inc., Fidelity Investments*, Great Plains*,
Halcyon Internet plc, Headhunter.net, Hewitt Associates LLC*, Hire.com,
HireCheck *, HireRight, Inc., HotJobs.com, Ltd.*, iBenefits, IBM*, Icarian,
Inc.*, Interlynx Technology Corp.*, IQNavigator, iSearch*, iTango
Software, itiliti*, iXmatch, Inc., J.D. Edwards*, Job Partners Ltd, jobs.com*,
Kadiri, INC*, KBACE Technologies, Kelly Services*, Knowledge Workers,
Inc., kforce.com*, Korn/Ferry International*, Liquid Software,
LiquidMedium*, Manpower, Inc.*, Meta4 Spain, Modis Professional
Services, Inc.*, Monster.com, MrTed, National Resume Writers' Association,
New York Times Digital, Nitorum Corporation, Novient, Inc., Online Benefits,
Inc.*, Opus360, Oracle*, Peopleclick.com*, PeopleSoft*, Performaworks,
Inc., Personic*, ProBusiness Services, Inc.*, Randstad Holding*,
Recruitsoft.com, Referals Networks, Robert Half International, Inc.*, SAP*,
Simpata, SkillsVillage.com*, Snelling and Snelling, Inc., Society for Human
Resource Management, Spherion Corporation, Spring.com Ltd., StepStone,
Swedish National Labour Board, TAC Worldwide Companies*,
TalentPoint*, techies.com*, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See: "HR-XML Consortium."