Melissa H. Anderson

Executive Vice President, Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Energy (former)

SHRM Board Chair-elect

Melissa Anderson recently served as executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Duke Energy. She was responsible for human resources policy and strategy, talent management and diversity, employee and labor relations, total rewards strategies and programs, and delivery of business partner services for ~30,000 employee.

Anderson joined Duke Energy in January 2015 from Domtar Inc., a Canada-based manufacturer of paper and personal care products. From 2010 to 2015, she served as senior vice president of human resources and corporate steward of talent for approximately 10,000 Domtar employees worldwide. She helped mold Domtar’s successful evolution from a traditional pulp and paper manufacturer to an industry leader in fiber-based products, technology and services. In addition, she negotiated an innovative four-year contract with the United Steelworkers, which included the industry’s first defined contribution pension plan.

Her prior corporate experience includes serving as vice president of human resources of global financing at IBM Corp. and as senior vice president of human resources and government relations for The Pantry Inc. from 2006 to 2010.

Anderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

She is the incoming Chair for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and serves on the boards of directors of Vulcan Materials, the HR Policy Association. She is also a member of the Center for Executive Succession at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business.