Robert Carr


Bob Carr leads the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) External Affairs business unit. He is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive communications strategy that engages and informs a variety of critical SHRM stakeholders, including members, policymakers and other government influencers, media and staff.

Carr previously served as SHRM’s Chief Professional & Business Development Officer, where he oversaw the society’s professional development program. Additionally, he played a key role in the organization as its first Chief Human Resource and Strategic Planning Officer. Carr returned to SHRM from the National Bar Association, where he served as Executive Director.
As former Director of the Human Resources Group at AARP, Carr led all major organizational development activities, human resource and diversity management. Prior to joining AARP, he was Senior Director of Human Resources and Strategic Planning for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association For Justice). He also led the HR function for Howard University and Howard University Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Carr served in government as Deputy Counsel to the Ethics Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and as Deputy Counsel in the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor.

Currently, Carr serves as a director on the boards of the Council for Global Immigration and HR People & Strategy, SHRM affiliates. He also is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Advisory Council. Carr is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is active in a number of legal and professional societies, including the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the American Society of Association Executives. Carr also served on the Conference Board Council of Human Resource Executives.

Carr received a B.A. in economics from Morehouse College, a J.D. from Columbia University Law School and an LLM (Master of Laws) degree from Georgetown University Law Center