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A New Chapter Begins!

Great Place to Work® Institute Names China Gorman CEOGPTW Logo

SAN FRANCISCO – September 10, 2013 – 

Great Place to Work® announced today the appointment of China Gorman as Chief Executive Officer.

“China Gorman is uniquely qualified to take the helm at Great Place to Work, leading both the US business and affiliate network around the world,” said Robert Levering, co-founder of Great Place to Work.  “She knows the HR consulting industry, inside and out. Her leadership style relies on building trust, which we know is essential for the success of any business.”

Levering, who assumed the interim position of Chief Executive Officer earlier this year, will continue on as an advisor for several months, onboarding Gorman, and providing support to the Global Affiliate Headquarters team.

Most recently Gorman has operated her own independent consultancy, CMG Group.  Previously, she held COO and interim CEO positions with the Society for Human Resources, the world’s largest professional association for human resource professionals.  She also led LHH, a global Human Capital Management consultancy.  Gorman writes a popular HR Data blog series at

“My lifelong aspiration has been to work in and lead organizations with a mission to make a difference in the world and the lives of individuals, and so feel a special kinship with Great Place to Work’s mission to build a better society by helping companies transform their workplaces,” said Gorman. “I am honored to be joining the Great Place to Work team members around the world who are living this mission every day.”

Gorman holds a BA from Principia College and lives together with her husband in Las Vegas, NV.  She assumed her duties on September 9th, in San Francisco Headquarters.

About Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® is a global consulting and management training firm specializing in workplace excellence and development of high-trust organizational cultures. Its proprietary research tool, the Trust Index© Employee Survey is taken by over 10 million employees in 45 countries annually. Leading companies worldwide apply its Model® to increase the levels of trust across their organizations and drive business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the annual FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list.  Follow Great Place to Work® online at and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.



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