April 2, 2014 – The HR Certification Institute, the internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession, has appointed Thomas Nordby as its new chief operating officer. Mr. Nordby was most recently the assistant vice president of business operations at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA). He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). “We are excited to welcome an executive who holds the broad range of experience that Thomas brings to the Institute to our leadership team,” said Amy Schabacker Dufrane, executive director for the Institute. “His expertise complements our existing staff’s well and will be an asset as we work together to steer the growth and expansion of our portfolio of certifications. We are pleased to have him at the Institute.” The HR Certification Institute, established in 1976, is the internationally recognized, independent certifying organization for the human resources profession.