Lois Melbourne, HR Industry Leader and Aquire CEO, Elected to International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM) Board of Directors

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Aquire, the global leader in workforce planning and management solutions, today announced that CEO and co-Founder Lois Melbourne was recently elected to a three-year position on the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) board of directors

The HR industry has been very good to me over the years, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to give something back and hopefully help make a difference.

Aquire, the global leader in workforce planning and management solutions, today announced that CEO and co-Founder Lois Melbourne was recently elected to a three-year position on the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) board of directors. IHRIM is the world's leading clearinghouse for the HRIM (Human Resource Information Management) industry, counting among its community of experts a wide variety of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students, and faculty.

"The IHRIM board of directors includes some of the most talented and knowledgeable human resources professionals in the world, so to be placed among them is an incredible honor," said Melbourne. "The HR industry has been very good to me over the years, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to give something back and hopefully help make a difference."

As CEO of Aquire, which she co-founded with husband Ross Melbourne in 1994, Lois' industry expertise and strategic direction have helped transform the company from a fledgling innovator in basic org charts into the leader in workforce planning and management solutions. Her current focus is furthering the company's vision of supporting customers with HR solutions in the areas of: Mergers and Acquisitions; workforce integration; succession planning and replacement; organization planning; workforce structure management; and workforce analysis.

As Aquire has grown and her professional career has progressed, Lois' dedication to becoming a leader and expert in the HR industry has also expanded. She is a regular blogger on industry issues, frequently speaks at industry and professional events, and has authored articles related to trends in corporate governance, strategic organizational management, and many other issues concerning human resource data integrity and management.

She also is continually broadening her knowledge of the HR industry and expanding her personal and professional network of HR professionals. Recently, she became one of an elite group of HR professionals from around the world who are GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources) certified by The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), the leading independent, internationally recognized certifying body for the HR profession.

About Aquire
More than 2,500 organizations throughout the world use Aquire solutions, OrgPublisher and Unifiā„¢, to analyze and manage critical workforce information for over ten million working professionals. From organizational charting and reporting to reorganizations, mergers and succession planning, Aquire solutions provide easy-to-use tools that increase information visibility, expedite decision making and streamline HR activities. American Airlines, Barclays Global Investors, BASF AG, Braun Gillette, Colgate-Palmolive, Eli Lilly and Company, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Reliant Energy, Shell Oil, Verizon, Yell Ltd. and thousands of other companies benefit from Aquire solutions every day. For more information, visit http://www.aquire.com.

About IHRIM
Since 1980, the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world's leading HRIM clearinghouse, has been uniting a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students and faculty to share best practices and the latest technological trends. Through membership, educational programming, listservs, networking forums and IHRIM's annual conference, HRIM professionals can receive valuable knowledge that will enhance both their own careers and their companies' success. http://www.ihrim.org

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