Anthony P. Howard, LDSS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

HR Consultant

Anthony P. Howard is the Founder and CEO of HR Certified, LLC. The vision of HR Certified is to engage in attraction and upskill efforts of underrepresented groups to enter and grow successfully in the field of Human Resources. As a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, HR Certified, LLC activates the highest potential of HR and aspirant professionals through the power of the certification process, professional coaching, and community.

Anthony P. Howard is an HR Leader who works with HR professionals at all levels to find the value and pathway to certification. He believes you can increase your confidence, marketability, and value through certification, professional coaching, and community.

Anthony is an experienced strategic HR Business Partner with a 20+ year history of progressive success piloting large-scale, global initiatives driving organizational change and goals in diverse environments, from highly regulated FDA medical devices & biotech industries to unionized manufacturing environments.

His most notable accomplishments include developing, implementing, executing, and ongoing administration of comprehensive and inclusive Global Talent Management Programs (Leadership Development, Performance Management, Succession Planning, Talent Review, Merit Planning), including technology (ADP WorkforceNow, SAP SuccessFactors). He has led global integration efforts, including due diligence and first-day activities. He successfully led a union avoidance effort for a large plant whose employees were targeted by a direct mail campaign. He also created and led an HR Shared Services organization.

He also has led positive culture shifts with his contributions to and through DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives. He co-led the formation of corporate-wide ERG (Employee Resource Group) initiatives and has been pegged to speak on the topic on webinars, panel discussions, and online courses.

Anthony has incorporated a passion for the learning and development of others into his entire career. He is the founder of HR Certified, LLC. He has held HR Certification since 2009 and currently holds both the SPHR and SHRM-SCP Leadership Development & Succession Strategist (LDSS) designations. He is a Forbes HR Thought Leader & Influencer and serves on the HR Advisory Council with MindEdge Learning.