Dr. Denise Caleb

President, Human Resource Standards Institute

Denise Caleb, Ed.D., M.Ed., CME, PHR, is President of the Human Resource Standards InstituteSM (HRSISM), providing and advancing the organization’s strategic expansion and progressive growth model in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Dr. Caleb spent more than 25 years in human resources, business development, partnerships and marketing executive leadership roles, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for HR Certification Institute (HRCI®), the premier credentialing and learning organization for the human resources profession, and parent company of HRSI. Over the course of her career, Dr. Caleb has supported a number of Fortune 500, publicly traded and high-profile organizations, including Walgreens, Ford Motor Credit Company, the financial arm of the Ford Motor Company; EDMC, under the Goldman Sachs umbrella; San Juan Regional Medical Center; and The University of Kansas Health System. In addition to HR, she was responsible for employee health, occupational health and urgent care with over 30k visits per year. While in higher education she provided HR leadership for 13 campus locations and Western State Law School in California. She currently serves on the Rockies Venture Club (RVC) Board.

A lifelong learner, volunteer and active member of her community, Dr. Caleb has her doctorate in Organizational Leadership, a Master of Education in Human Resource Development, Organizational Learning, Performance and Change, and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication, with an emphasis on Rhetoric, Radio and Sports Broadcasting. She completed the Harvard Business School Global Executive Education program, holds her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from HRCI, D&I certificate from Cornell University, and Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Colorado State University. In addition to her extensive and varied professional career, Dr. Caleb credits her experience as a military spouse for her enriched global perspective and exposure to diverse cultures and locations, having navigated 13 moves and eight deployments, resulting in her receipt of the Commander’s Award for Public Service to Army Spouses.

Named one of Colorado’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Business and the recipient of a Stevie® Award for Women in Business, nominated in the Female Executive of the Year category. Dr. Caleb continues to drive impact, promoting the use of standards for international organizations and shaping the future of work for HR and DEIB professionals. She is a sought-after speaker and thought leader, having appeared at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition’s Women in HR Technology Summit, Diversity Woman DEIB Conference, Denver Start Up Week, Future of Work Podcast, Growth Strong Leaders Podcast, Smart Amazing Conversations with Dr. Nancy Podcast and in HR Executive Magazine, SHRM Magazine and Human Resource Executive magazine.

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