RONALD ADLER is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm that helps organizations enhance the value of their human capital and reduce their exposure to employment practices liability through human capital risk management. Laurdan Associates specializes in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, benchmarking and HR metrics, strategic HR, employee surveys, and unemployment insurance management issues. Mr. Adler has more than 40 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations. Mr. Adler is an internationally recognized thought leader on HR audits and is the developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices risk assessment process—now in the tenth edition. Mr. Adler holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University.