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New Face at the Foundation


by SIOP Administrative Office

Mirian Graddick-Weir Joins SIOP Foundation Board of Directors

The Board of Trustees for the SIOP Foundation has recently welcomed Mirian Graddick-Weir, EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer for Merck, as its newest member.

This is a new seat on the board, with the term ending in April 2022.

Graddick-Weir received her Ph.D. in I-O psychology from Pennsylvania State University after studying psychology as an undergrad at Hampton University.

"It’s a great gain for I-O psychology to have Mirian join the Board,” SIOP Foundation Board President Milt Hakel said. “Both her accomplishments and her wisdom are inspiring."

Graddick-Weir said she’s excited about adding her perspective to the SIOP Foundation Board.

“Based on my years of industry experience, I bring a perspective to the Foundation focused on aligning the science of I-O psychology with current and emerging trends that can contribute to improving outcomes in the workplace,” she said.

At Merck, she oversees all HR programs and policies for the company’s global operations. Before joining Merck in 2006, she had increasingly responsible roles at AT&T, which culminated in a five-year tenure as EVP of Human Resources and Employee Communications.
Graddick-Weir also has board seats with the Human Resources Policy Association, the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resources Studies, and Yum! Brands. A Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, she also serves as a senior advisor to the Jersey Battered Women’s Services.

Founded in 1996, the SIOP Foundation connects donors with I-O psychology professionals to create smarter workplaces. At its January 2018 meeting, the SIOP Foundation Board developed a new mission statement by articulating four areas of emphasis.

Donations to the SIOP Foundation advance the field of I-O psychology by:

  1. Providing graduate students with scholarships and grants to enable work that contributes to the quality of the workplace and growth of the field.
  2. Encouraging and rewarding those conducting innovative, significant work, thus furthering the impact of I-O psychology on the workplace and society.
  3. Recognizing distinguished leaders in the field who have contributed to the effectiveness of organizations and the welfare of workers.
  4. Supporting projects that ensure that the field of I-O psychology anticipates and shapes the future of the world of work. 

Learn more about the SIOP Foundation here.  Find a list of awards given by the SIOP and the SIOP Foundation here.  Click here to donate to the SIOP Foundation.