Daniel J. Grundmann


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Curriculum Vitae


  • M.B.A., Management and Strategy, Western Governors University, 2015
  • B.A., Indiana University, 1987


  • Compensation Strategy and Systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management


Daniel J. Grundmann specializes in the field of human resource management, is a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) with the Society for Human Resource Management and has maintained certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2000. He worked for the City of Bloomington for 17 years, including 13 as director of Human Resources, where he helped drive the complete revision of the compensation and benefits structure for the City, the development of performance appraisal and job evaluation systems, the implementation of a Human Resource Information System, and employee handbook and policy manual revisions.

Grundmann has taught at IU since 2002. He was honored to receive a 2012 Teaching Excellence Award from IU's O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs for his accomplishments as an adjunct faculty member. Also that year, he earned a Society for Human Resource Management Academic Award.

An advocate for the employment of people with disabilities, Grundmann has delivered numerous presentations at regional, state, and national conferences. In 2014, he received the DiversityWorks Special Recognition Award. He earned the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities Partnership Award in 2009 and the Professional and Community Service Award from the Council for Community Accessibility in 2007.


  • Indiana Business Leadership Network Board Liaison (2016 – present)
  • Director of the Indiana Business Leadership Network, focused on enhancing organizational success through disability inclusion
  • Winner of the 2016 Undergraduate Teaching Award for O'Neill
  • Most Personable Award, O'Neill Student Choice Awards, 2016, Inaugural Recipient 2015
  • Finalist for the SHRM National Pinnacle Awards, Indiana State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management, 2015
  • Winner of 2014 Diversity Works Special Recognition Award
  • Diversity Director for the Indiana State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (2012 - 2015)
  • Winner of 2012 Teaching Excellence Award for Adjunct Faculty
  • Served on the Board of Trustees of the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns Medical Trust, chairing the Underwriting Committee and the Appeals Committee (2011-2013)
  • City of Bloomington's Director of Human Resources for 13 years

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