Nancy Hammer is Vice President, Communications for HR Policy Association, leading communications on the latest trends and public policy issues impacting the work of Chief Human Resource Officers around the world.
Nancy brings a broad range of experience in policy and non-profit work. Most recently, she served as vice president, regulatory & judicial engagement for the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). In this role, she oversaw the society’s advocacy on government regulations and court cases, communicating the views of SHRM’s membership on issues impacting the workplace and HR profession.
Prior to SHRM, Nancy was the director of the international division and policy counsel at the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization. Nancy oversaw NCMEC’s management of legal cases brought under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction through an MOU with the US Department of State. Nancy began her career as legislative counsel for J. Robert Kerrey, US Senator from her home state of Nebraska.
Nancy obtained a BS degree in political science from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE and her law degree from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, MO. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar.
Nancy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Congressional Management Foundation, a nonprofit which seeks to build trust and effectiveness in Congress by enhancing the performance of the institution, legislators and staff through research-based education and training, and by strengthening understanding between Congress and the People it serves.