Linda Anguish, SPHR, GPHR,
Director, Certification Products,
HR Certification Institute
As the Director of Certification Products for HR Certification Institute, Linda Anguish and her team are responsible for development of certification exams for seven different programs credentialing over 145,000 Human Resource professionals on a global basis. She has taught undergraduate HR management courses at Wilmington University and holds a master’s degree in HR Management from Wilmington University and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Mercy College. Linda provided key strategic oversight to the development and implementation and on-going success of the HRCI badging initiative. She is the current Chair of the Board of the Certification Network Group and speaks often at credentialing-related conferences and events.
Jarin Schmidt has spent over 16 years in the credentialing industry at Pearson. His background in design, strategy and product development keep him forever focused on “what’s next.” After serving as Product Lead for Pearson's badging platform, Acclaim, Jarin now supports the platform as Acclaim’s Director of Services. He has served as an executive on the ATP and ICE Conference Programs and frequently speaks on digital badging at industry events. Jarin holds a BA in Economics from Central College in Pella, IA.
Acclaim is a digital badge platform backed by Pearson, the world's leading learning company. Acclaim has issued millions of digital badges from top organizations for resume-worthy achievements that help individuals move forward professionally.