Amber Clayton, SHRM-SCP

Senior Director, Knowledge Center Operations, SHRM

Amber Clayton oversees SHRM’s Knowledge Center, which includes one of SHRM’s most popular member benefits, the Ask an Advisor service. This service fields an average of 60,000 HR-related inquiries from SHRM members per year. Inquiries include benefits, compensation, employee relations, DEI, technology, and more.



Based out of: Virginia


Amber Clayton is the Senior Director of Knowledge Center Operations at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Amber leads a team of HR experts who field an average of 60,000 HR-related inquiries from members a year.  She is frequently sought after as a speaker and expert for webinars, conferences, and media interviews.  Amber co-hosts a podcast called Honest HR.  She is SHRM-certified with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Baltimore.  She also holds specialty credentials in California law, inclusive workplace culture, and workplace investigations.  Prior to joining SHRM in 2011, she had years of HR experience in healthcare and retail.