Drinan has more than 20 years of human resource management experience, the last 19 of which have been spent with the BankBoston Corporation. In 1993, she became BankBoston’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources, reporting directly to the company’s CEO.
At BankBoston, she redesigned all compensation and benefits programs into a comprehensive performance-driven rewards program, according to SHRM. The executive component of the program was rated number one by Executive Compensation in the Banking Industry, an industry publication, in 1998.
Drinan will take her place at the helm of SHRM on Jan. 1, 2001.