Judith (Judy) Clark, SPHR, IPMA-CP, CPC

Owner and Founder, HR Answers, Inc.


Judith (Judy) Clark, SPHR, IPMA-CP, CPC, has over 40 years of human resources experience, more than 30 of which have been in consulting. Additionally, she served as adjunct faculty to the at the University of Washington for 27 years, and at the Akinson School of Management at Willamette University.  She continues to teach Compensation and Rewards Systems at the School of Business at Portland State University.


Judy is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resource Certification Institute, as a Certified Professional Consultant (CPC) through the International Guild of Professional Consultants, and as a Certified Professional in Public Sector HR Management (IPMA-CP) through the International Public Management Association – HR Division. She served for six years on the national Board of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and recently completed a six-year term on the Board of the SHRM Foundation. She also served for five years on the national Board of Directors for SHRM’s Consultants Forum, including a term as President of the Board. She has a busy national presentation and training schedule.  She is frequently a presenter at course or study groups designed to assist other HR professionals to attain their professional certifications. She is often sought out for media commentary, and has served as an Expert Witness for court cases on numerous occasions for employment cases.  Judy has been a writer for the Portland Business Journal and Oregon Business Magazine, a manuscript reviewer for the national HR Magazine, and has served on a variety of community service boards and committees.