Board of Directors

Gardiner Hempel, Jr. CPA, GPHR

Gardiner Hempel


Gardiner Hempel Jr. is a Retired Partner of Deloitte LLP, where he most recently served in the Global Employer Services (GES) practice of Deloitte Tax LLP. He has 38 years of experience in global mobility and international compensation, and has lived and worked in Germany, Hong Kong and Japan. At Deloitte, he was a leadership member of Deloitte initiatives for both talent and global mobility transformation, and was a member of the Global Management Group. He currently serves as an Advisor for the SYPartners Group and as a Managing Director of Excelsior Advisory Associates LLC.

Hempel has been a long-time volunteer leader of the Institute having served on the Board since 2008 and as Chair in 2011 and 2012. In the past, he served as Director on the SHRM Global Forum Board of Directors from 1999 to 2003 and as President in 2001 and 2002. He was a member of the International Tax Force and the Steering Committee for the new Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR®) certification. He served on the faculty for the International HR Management Certificate Program and the GPHR Certification Preparation Course.

He has been a frequent speaker on international tax, compensation and HR issues for organizations such as NFTC, WorldatWork, IBIS, Western International Personnel Association, Wall Street Tax Association, American Association of Advertising Agencies, Human Resource Association of Chicago, Worldwide ERC and the Global Business Association, among others.

He is the President of the Tuxedo Park Fire Department, serves on the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Tuxedo Joint Fire District and as Fire Marshal for the Village of Tuxedo Park, NY. He is also is a Trustee and Treasurer for the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Memorial. He is a past member of the IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Group and is a certified instructor of the courses “Elements of Expatriate Compensation” and “Global Compensation: Strategy in Practice” at WorldatWork. Hempel also has served on the Global Advisory Council for Worldwide ERC.

He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he received a B.S. degree in business administration. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) in California, New York and New Jersey, and a GPHR. 

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