Amy Schabacker Dufrane, Ed.D., SPHR, CAE is CEO of HR Certification Institute (HRCI), where she develops collaborative long-term partnerships with individuals and organizations looking to create and deliver change around human resources. Leading the “engine” behind the PHR® and SPHR®, Amy has taken HRCI’s commitment to the delivery of best-in-class HR certifications, quality products and client relations to new levels. HRCI’s portfolio of credentials for U.S. and global HR practitioners are respected and recognized standards for HR mastery.
Before joining HRCI in 2011, Amy spent more than 25 years in human resource leadership roles at Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, The Optical Society and Marymount University.
She is a commissioner for the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). She is a recipient of the Leadership Non-Profit Award from HR Leadership Awards of Greater Washington. Amy also holds a doctorate in education from George Washington University, an MBA as well as a MA in human resources from Marymount University, and a BA in management from Hood College.