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Clarissa is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), the internationally recognized certifying organization for the HR profession with more than 500,000 certificants in 100 countries.

She co-authored the book Maximizing Your HR Efforts(Thomson Reuters /Aspatore, 2009) and is a co-author of the e-book The Rise of HR: The Wisdom of 72 Thought Leaders (2015).


Peterson is a graduate of the University of Maryland, University College and holds the Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR); Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and LPEC (Leading Professional in Ethics and Compliance) certifications.  


She holds several additional certifications including:

  • Hogan Assessment Certification

  • Hogan Advanced Interpretation Certification

  • DISC

  • Myers-Briggs (MBTI)

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Integration

  • Korn-Ferry Leadership Architect, Interview Architect and 360 Feedback Facilitation and Interpretation

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