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CHRO Appointment Trends in the Fortune 1000‏ Featured

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Vell Executive Search looked into the major HR changes in the Fortune 1000 for the twelve months ended April 2016. We use the CHRO term to encompass the top role of HR, as there are a variety of titles.

  • CHROs on Boards: We are seeing an increasing number of HR execs on Fortune 1000 boards, or getting professional director’s training (like with the NACD). 
  • ​CHROs - Open Roles / Successors not Announced: We also examine roles that may still be open, e.g. where there was an announcement of a departure but no apparent successor. CHRO Open Roles
  • CHRO Promotions  & other interesting role extensions:​CHRO & HR Function Appointments in the Fortune 1000 - announcement details
    • CHROs getting promoted to beyond the Human Resources/ People functions, such as CAO, Shared Services or even President/ GM, as well as a variety of different  functions.
    • Some other interesting roles paired with HR include:  Environment, health & sustainability; corporate communications (internal & external); investor relations; external affairs; & others.
  • ​CHRO & HR Function Appointments in the Fortune 1000 - announcement details

But before we go to these appointments, Vell Executive Search looked at  711 corporate heads of HR in Fortune 1000 companies, we find that women make a slight majority of the HR heads.

In terms of revenue size, women’s average revenue size is $15.5 billion while men are around $14 billion. On the median side, women’s average revenue is $5.54 billion while men’s is $5.64 billion. 

For the corporate heads of HR whose age in known, 240 men and 278 women, men’s average and median age is about 54 and women’s average and median is about 52. The range of ages is wider for men, from 37 to 79,  while women are from 39 to 65. Herbert Theodore,79, is the VP HR for  Telephone Data Systems, out of Chicago, IL. On the men’s side, there are 7 others in addition over the age of 65, including one 72. The youngest, 37, is also a man David Silverman at Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH).

Women have less of a range, but there are four women under 40 (all 39), and  one man under 40 (37). As a percentage, the pipeline skews to the younger end: 33% of the 278 women were aged 40-49 (as opposed to 25% of men) and 52% of women were aged 50-59 vs. 56% of the men.

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  • CEO/COO and General Manager
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CHROs on Boards - Announcements in the Past 12 Months 

  • Carlisle Companies reported that Corrine D. Ricard, Senior Vice President, Human Resources of the Mosaic Company, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
  • Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (OTCPK: FMCC) - Lance F. Drummond was elected as a director on the company's board. Drummond is a senior business leader with extensive experience specializing in business transforming strategy development and execution, operations, technology and process re-engineering. Drummond served as EVP, operations and technology for TD Canada Trust from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining TD, he was EVP of human resources and shared services at Fiserv Inc. from 2009 to 2011.
  • On September 15, 2015, the Board of Oshkosh Corporation appointed Mr. Steven C. Mizell to the Board's Human Resources Committee, which is the only committee of the board to which he has been appointed to date. Mr. Mizell currently serves as EVP and CHRO of Monsanto Company.
  • Freddie Mac announced that Lance F. Drummond was elected as a director on the company's board. Drummond is a senior business leader with extensive experience specializing in business transforming strategy development and execution, operations, technology and process re-engineering. Drummond served as EVP, operations and technology for TD Canada Trust from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining TD, he was EVP of human resources and shared services at Fiserv Inc. from 2009 to 2011
  • Whiting Petroleum Corporation announced that it has appointed Carin S. Knickel to the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Knickel served as VP, Human Resources of ConocoPhillips Inc. from 2003 until her retirement in 2012. She has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry beginning her career with Conoco in 1979, serving in the United States and Europe in executive, operations management, marketing, planning and business.
  • On September 10, 2015, the Board of Directors of Vectren Corporation elected Teresa J. Tanner as a new board member. Tanner is currently EVP, chief administrative officer at Fifth Third Bank. The recently promoted Tanner has led the Human Capital function of more than 300 human resources (HR) professionals since 2010 as the EVP and CHRO
  • Jose Tomas, EVP and CHRO, Anthem, has become a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, the level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals.

Departures announced / No successors announced

  • CSC - The senior executive responsible for rolling out some of Computer Sciences Corp.'s most contentious workforce policies has moved on. Donna Lesch, who served as CSC's CHRO, resigned at the end of March. He did not respond to an inquiry about her replacement, and no HR chief is listed on the company's website
  • Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (3/16) - Paula S. Larson, the company's EVP and CHRO, agreed that she would depart from the company effective June 30, 2016. Until the Separation Date, Ms. Larson will assist with the transition of her work duties to her successor. In connection with her departure, the company and Ms. Larson entered into a separation agreement and general release pursuant to which she agreed to a customary release and restrictive covenants.
  • France Gingras, SVP of Human Resources of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. will serve as Acting EVP.
  • On March 28, 2016, Avaya Inc. announced that Roger C. Gaston stepped down from the position of SVP, Human Resources effective as of March 31, 2016 (the Termination Date"). Mr.  Gaston is no longer an employee of the Company.
  • Activision Blizzard - As of April 6, 2016, Humam Sakhnini transitioned from serving as the Chief Strategy and Talent Officer of Activision Blizzard, Inc. to serving as the Chief Financial Officer of King Digital Entertainment Limited, at which point he ceased to be an executive officer of the Company.
  • Victoria Vezina, the Vice President, Human Resources of Skyworks Solutions Inc. ceased to be employed by the company effective July 21, 2015. Laura A. Gasparini , 65, has been Vice President of Human Resources at Skyworks Solutions Inc. since August 2015.  It is unclear as to whether this is a permanent role.
  • Ryerson Holding Corporation announced that CHRO Roger Lindsay will retire April 1, 2016. In connection with Lindsay's retirement, Ryerson's human resources responsibilities will be transitioned to Mark Silver, Ryerson's EVP, general counsel and secretary. In addition to human resources, Silver is responsible for managing the company's legal, risk management and real estate functions. He brings more than 20 years of legal experience to Ryerson, including 12 years at Sara Lee Corporation where he held multiple positions such as vice president and assistant general counsel, vice president of corporate development, as well as chief counsel, mergers and acquisitions.
  • Selective Insurance Group Inc. announced the following appointments by its subsidiary, Selective Insurance Company of America. Angelique Carbo (Somerset County, NJ) to EVP, CHRO-Designee. Ms. Carbo joined Selective in November 2015. She will assume the role of CHRO upon the previously announced retirement of current CHRO, Kimberly Burnett, later this year.
  • Geoffrey Woodcroft, also known as Geoff, serves as Acting Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Peabody Energy Corporation.

HR Execs assuming CAO, Shared Services & President Roles 

  • Expanded Roles to Chief Administrative Officer at the Wells Fargo & Company, Bank of America, Duke Energy,   Kohl’s,  CarMax, Celanese,  and Thriven Financial for Lutherans
  • Shared Services/ Corporate Services Southwest Airlines, EVP Chief People and Administrative Officer, and expands his leadership to now include Airport Affairs. New Title EVP Corporate Services; Entergy Corporation - SVP, human resources and chief diversity officer, is being promoted to EVP, shared services and human resources
  • Promotions into President:  The Kroger Co. vice president of people operations for Kroger, to serve as president of Roundy's Supermarkets, Wisconsin, effective April;Target Corporation SVP of human resources focused on stores and distribution to EVP, chief stores officer; Big Lots Inc. EVP, Human Resources and Store Operations, with primary responsibility for associates and associate relations. Note: US Bankcorp promoted its VP, HR to a SVP and regional manager. It appears the HR role was a “development” assignment. 

Other Interesting Extensions to the Role 

  • Alcoa -  Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, is appointed EVP, Human Resources and Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation EVP, Human Resources and External Affairs,
  • Group One Automotive -  SVP of human resources, training, and operations support.
  • United Rentals - added General Counsel added SVP, Human Resources.
  • American International Group Inc. -  the human capital planning and business partner practice.
  • Markel Corp. announced that Linda V. Schreiner will join the company as SVP, Strategic Management, effective January 4, 2016. She will be based out of the Richmond, Virginia, office and will report to F. Michael Crowley, President and Co-Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Schreiner will succeed Pamela J. Perrott, CHRO and SVP, who will retire at the end of 2016 after a 27-year career.
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that Mark J. Hart has been named EVP, Human Resources and External Affairs,
  • Comcast announced that Janet Uthman has been named Vice President of Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing for the company's Northeast Division. In this new role, Uthman will be responsible for the planning and execution of diversity and inclusion efforts and multicultural marketing strategy across the Division's footprint, which consists of approximately 22,000 employees and 7.5 million customers across 14 northeastern states from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • AMD – SVP, HR, corporate communications & investor relations
  • Ashland & Protective Life Corp – CHRO and Communications

Detailed HR Leader Appointments & Departures - Past 12 Months

·       The Kroger Co. announced the promotion of Michael Marx, currently VP of people operations for Kroger, to serve as president of Roundy's Supermarkets, Wisconsin, effective April 1. The company also announced the promotion of Don Rosanova, currently EVP of operations for Roundy's, to president of Mariano's, effective immediately. Both leaders will report to Roundy's CEO, Bob Mariano. Mr.  Marx joined Kroger in 1975 as a stocker at the former Highland Village store in Houston. He was promoted to director of regional operations for the Southwest division in 2006, and to VP of operations in 2007.  Mr. Marx was named VP of transition at Kroger's general office in Cincinnati in 2011 and took on his current role earlier this 2016. Mr.  Rosanova has served in his current role as EVP of operations for Roundy's since May 2006.

·       Boeing has elected Heidi B. Capozzi,, 45,  a corporate SVP, and named her to replace Tony Parasida as the company's human resources leader effective March 1, 2016. Parasida, SVP of Human Resources and Administration, has announced his intent to retire this spring after a 38-year Boeing career. Capozzi, who leads the company's talent and leadership development function, joins the Boeing executive council of company officers immediately. Capozzi will begin working with Parasida to ensure a smooth transition. Also effective March 1, Parasida's administrative responsibilities, which include the company's corporate administration, shared services support organization and global corporate citizenship activities will transition to Diana Sands, SVP, Office of Internal Governance and Administration, and executive council member. In her current assignment, Capozzi leads the team responsible for identifying and developing emerging leadership talent within the company. This includes running the company's leadership center in suburban St. Louis, where the company invests in immersive talent and leadership training experiences. Since joining Boeing in 2009, Capozzi has held senior leadership assignments in human resources for both the Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security business units. Before that, she led human resources, internal services, and quality at the Boeing Insitu subsidiary. Prior to her current role, Sands served Boeing in numerous finance roles as controller, in investor relations and financial planning, and in the treasury organization. She came to the company in 2001 after serving in leadership roles in finance at General Motors, Ameritech Communications, Helene Curtis and Arthur Andersen.

·       Wells Fargo & Company announced that Hope Hardison, 50, will become CAO, effective Aug. 31, 2015. She will succeed Pat Callahan, has decided to retire after a long, successful career at Wells Fargo. In her new role, Hardison, a 22-year veteran of Wells Fargo, will lead the Chief Administrative Office (CAO) that includes Corporate Communications, Government and Community Relations, and Enterprise Marketing.  Human Resources will become part of CAO and continue to be led by Hardison. Hardison has led HR since 2010 and was promoted to report to CEO John Stumpf in 2014. She previously held leadership positions in Finance, Strategic Planning, and Compensation.

·       Bank of America announced changes to the company’s management team. Chief Financial Officer Bruce Thompson has decided to step down after 5 ½ years as chief risk officer and chief financial officer. Global Human Resources Executive Andrea Smith will assume a newly created position as CAO. Replacing Smith as Global Human Resources executive is Sheri Bronstein, who will join the management team and report to Moynihan. Bronstein has been the human resources executive for the company’s Global Banking and Global Markets businesses. In her 15 years as a senior human resources executive, she has held leadership roles supporting several lines of business, and is a member of the company’s Global Diversity and Inclusion Council. Darnell, who currently oversees GWIM, plans to retire in the fourth quarter of this year. Upon Darnell’s retirement and after the company’s 2015 CCAR submission work is completed, Terry Laughlin will assume responsibilities as leader of GWIM and be appointed vice chairman. Laughlin, who is currently president of Strategic Initiatives, has held various senior leadership positions.

·       Anthem, Inc. announced that Jose Tomas, 47, EVP and CHRO of the company, has become a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Fellow, the level of credentialing for corporate directors and corporate governance professionals. Tomas currently serves as a board member and governance committee chair for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and holds a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification. Prior to joining Anthem in 2013, Tomas served as president for the Latin America and Caribbean region for Burger King Corporation, as well as global chief people officer.

·       Comcast announced that Janet Uthman has been named VP of Inclusion and Multicultural Marketing for the company's Northeast Division. In this new role, Uthman will be responsible for the planning and execution of diversity and inclusion efforts and multicultural marketing strategy across the Division's footprint, which consists of approximately 22,000 employees and 7.5 million customers across 14 northeastern states from Maine to Virginia and Washington, D.C. Reporting to both the Human Resources and Marketing departments at Comcast, Uthman will lead efforts toward Comcast's goal to become a best-in-class model for diversity and inclusion within the industry and will serve as a resource to develop and recommend strategies to attract and retain a diverse workforce. In addition, she will spearhead marketing efforts to increase awareness and adoption among diverse multicultural consumers and niche lifestyle segments. Uthman brings 18 years of experience in marketing leadership to her role.  She previously served as VP of Marketing and Sales for Comcast's Western New England Region. Prior to joining Comcast, Uthman owned her own cable industry consulting company, served as corporate marketing director for Black Entertainment Television, and held management positions with The Disney Channel and Coopers & Lybrand.

·       Target Corporation announced the promotion of Stephanie Lundquist, 39, to EVP, CHRO. Lundquist will be responsible for driving the enterprise-wide human resources strategy for Target’s 347,000 team members globally. Lundquist will replace Jodee Kozlak and assume the position effective immediately. She will serve as a member of Target’s leadership team and will report to Target’s CEO, Brian Cornell. Lundquist has more than 17 years of retail experience. Since joining Target in 2005, she has held leadership positions in talent acquisition, talent management, and operational roles in business integration and program management. Most recently, Lundquist was the SVP of human resources. Lundquist replaces Kozlak who will be departing Target after nearly 15 years.

Target Corporation announced the promotion of Janna Potts to EVP, chief stores officer.  Potts will be responsible for the leadership of Target's 1,805 stores across the United States. Potts will replace Tina Tyler and will assume the position effective immediately. She will serve as a member of Target's leadership team and will report to Target's COO, John Mulligan. Potts has been with the company since 1989 when she joined Mervyn's. Since that time, she has held a variety of leadership positions in stores, operations, and human resources.  Most recently, she was Target's SVP of human resources focused on stores and distribution.

·       Lowe's Companies, Inc. announced that Jennifer L. Weber, 48,  has been named the company's CHRO, effective March 1. She will report to Chairman, President and CEO Robert A. Niblock. Weber will succeed Maureen K. Ausura, who announced plans to retire after 11 years with the company. Weber, 49, will oversee global human resources practices, policies and operations that will enable Lowe's to attract, motivate, develop and retain outstanding employees. She joins the company most recently from Duke Energy, where she served for the past seven years on the company's senior leadership team as EVP & CHRO and as EVP of external affairs & strategic policy.

·       American International Group Inc. appointed Claudine Macartney as CHRO. Macartney heads the human capital planning and business partner practice.

·       Intel Corporation announced that its board of directors promoted two corporate officers and elected six new corporate VPs.[… ]  Matthew M. Smith, 52, was elected corporate VP. As director of HR Business and Employee Solutions, he is responsible for leading the global organization that advises Intel’s businesses and delivers HR solutions to enable organization effectiveness and employee engagement. This organization also provides global payroll, stock, benefits, mobility and retirement for Intel employees. Smith joined Intel in 1997 and is based in Hillsboro, Ore.

·       Cisco announced the new executive leadership team that incoming CEO Chuck Robbins has chosen to lead the organization into the next phase of its growth and success. The ten leaders who will sit on Cisco's new executive leadership team are:[…]  Francine Katsoudas, SVP, Chief People Officer;

·       Sysco Corporation announced promotions and changes in responsibility within its executive leadership team. Each of these leaders reports to Bill DeLaney, the company’s president and CEO. Paul Moskowitz, 51, previously SVP-Human Resources, was promoted to EVP-Human Resources. Scott Charlton, previously SVP-Distribution Services, was promoted to EVP-Supply Chain. Additionally, Russell Libby, previously EVP-Corporate Affairs and chief legal officer, was named EVP-Administration and corporate secretary. Other members of the company’s executive […]

·       United Airlines has appointed James T. Olson as SVP of Corporate Communications. Olson will join United on Feb. 1, reporting to Michael Bonds, 52, EVP of Human Resources and Labor Relations. Olson currently serves as VP Global Corporate Communications at Starbucks Coffee company, where he has led the company's reputation-elevating corporate news agenda and brand protection capability since 2011. Prior to Starbucks, Olson was VP Corporate Communications at US Airways, where he led the airline's internal, external and crisis communications functions, which included managing the response to the 2009 Hudson River emergency water landing of Flight 1549.

·       Johnson Controls announced its board of directors has appointed Simon Davis, 51,  as VP, CHRO for the company. Davis was elected as a company officer and named VP and assistant human resources officer in May 2014. With this promotion, he succeeds Susan Davis who will continue as a company officer and member of the executive team in her role as EVP driving efforts to build corporate leadership in the company's Shanghai headquarters. Since joining Johnson Controls in 1997 in the United Kingdom, Simon Davis has held a broad range of Human Resources leadership roles across multiple business units, spending nearly 10 years in Automotive Experience in the United Kingdom and Michigan and five years as the Human Resources leader for Power Solutions. Davis serves as the chairman of the board of the Milwaukee Urban League and a member of the board of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

·       Gilead Sciences Inc. announced the promotion of Katie Watson to EVP, Human Resources. Ms.  Watson joined Gilead in February 2003 and since that time has taken on increasing levels of responsibility and management within the HR organization. Ms. Watson was appointed VP of Employee Development and Rewards in 2012 and was promoted to SVP, Human Resources in 2013.

·       MassMutual Financial Group announced appointment of Eddie Ahmed, EVP and CHRO. Ahmed succeeds Debra Palermino, EVP, who is retiring after serving a decade with the company. Ahmed joins Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) from Citigroup, where he spent five years, most recently as Managing Director of Human Resources for Europe, Middle East and Asia, as well as the firm's Global Head of Recruitment.

·       Avnet, Inc. announced that Roberta Bixhorn joined its human resources team as a VP. Bixhorn will be responsible for leading Avnet’s compensation and benefits Center of Excellence.  In this role she will define the company’s compensation and benefits strategy and identify new tools and resources for Avnet’s HR teams, business leaders and employees. Bixhorn reports to MaryAnn Miller, 58, SVP, CHRO and corporate marketing & communications for Avnet, Inc. In addition, Bixhorn held human resources leadership positions with Owens-Illinois, Inc., SM Energy, Tower Automotive and TRW Inc.

·       Tech Data Corporation announced that it has appointed Beth E. Simonetti, 49,  to SVP and CHRO (CHRO). In this new role, Simonetti will lead the strategic direction and operations of Tech Data's worldwide Human Resources function, including talent management and retention, organizational and performance management, training and development, succession planning, employee benefits, and compensation. She joins the senior leadership team as an officer of the company, reporting to Bob Dutkowsky, CEO. In her role she will also support the Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees of the Board of Directors. Most recently, Simonetti served as SVP, Human Resources at Baker & Taylor Inc.

·       McDonald's Corp. announced that it has promoted David Fairhurst, 47,  to EVP and chief people officer, effective October 1. Fairhurst, who most recently served as SVP of international human resources and strategy, will oversee global human resources with additional responsibility for global training. Fairhurst, 47, replaces Rich Floersch, EVP and CHRO, who will retire effective December 31. McDonald's also said it has appointed Chris Kempczinski as EVP of strategy, business development and innovation, effective October 26. He will oversee all aspects of strategy development, planning, innovation and new concepts to drive growth for the company. Kempczinski, 46, was previously EVP of growth initiatives and president of international at Kraft Foods Group.

·       Duke Energy announced leadership changes. Melissa Anderson, 50,  has been named EVP, administration and CHRO, assuming responsibility for the administrative services organization in addition to her current human resources accountability

·       Alcoa announced that Roy Harvey, 49, EVP, Human Resources and Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, is appointed President of Global Primary Products (GPP), succeeding Bob Wilt, effective immediately. Harvey previously served as both COO and Chief Financial Officer of GPP, Alcoa’s upstream business. The company recently announced plans to separate the upstream and value-add businesses into independent publicly-traded companies. During his career, Harvey has also held several key corporate and group-level business assignments. He served as Director of Corporate Treasury and as head of Investor Relations and most recently he had oversight for all talent programs for Alcoa’s 60,000 worldwide employees as well as responsibility for the company’s global health, safety and environmental programs.

·       Alcoa announced that Vas Nair, 49, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, is appointed EVP, Human Resources and Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability, effective immediately. Nair succeeds Roy Harvey who was named President of Global Primary Products. Nair will report to Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO, and also become a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior leadership team that sets corporate strategic direction. In her new capacity, Nair will assume global responsibility for human resources, industrial relations, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) and Sustainability. She will also oversee the Alcoa Foundation with the mission of strengthening education and sustainability in Alcoa communities worldwide. Nair joined Alcoa in February 2015 as Chief Talent Officer and later assumed global responsibility for diversity and inclusion. Most recently, she was VP of Global Learning and Talent Development at Estee Lauder and VP and Chief Learning Officer at Schering-Plough. She has held HR leadership positions in Australia, Asia and the U.S. and began her career in an industrial operations role.

·       Aflac announced that effective immediately it has promoted Matthew D. Owen by from VP, Human Resources, to SVP, CHRO. Owenby will continue to report to Teresa L. White, president, Aflac U.S. In his new role, he will lead the effort to apply global initiatives to the corporation while providing strategic direction for both the Human Resources and Leadership, Learning & Development teams. Owenby joined the company in early 2012 as VP of HR Business Partners, bringing with him more than a decade of HR experience at Bank of America and General Electric. He most recently served as VP of Human Resources at Aflac.

·       The board of directors of Southwest Airlines announced that Ron Ricks, 65, has been elected as Vice Chairman of the board. Concurrently, Ricks announced that he is retiring from his position as EVP and Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer after serving as an officer of Southwest Airlines for the past 29 years. Tammy Romo was promoted to EVP and Chief Financial Officer. In addition to maintaining her most recent responsibilities as Sr. VP and CFO, the leadership of Supply Chain Management now reports to Romo. Mark Shaw was promoted to Sr. VP General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In addition to maintaining his responsibilities over the company's General Counsel Department, Governmental Affairs leadership now reports to Shaw. Jeff Lamb, who has been with Southwest Airlines since 2004, maintains the responsibilities of his most recent role as EVP Chief People and Administrative Officer, and expands his leadership to now include Airport Affairs. His new title is EVP Corporate Services.

·       On June 11, 2015, Kohl’s Corporation announced appointment of Michelle Gass, who previously served as Chief Customer Officer, to the newly created principal officer position of Chief Merchandising & Customer Officer. The company also reported the promotion of Wesley S. McDonald, who previously served as Senior EVP, Chief Financial Officer, to the newly created principal officer position of Chief Financial Officer and the promotion of Richard D. Schepp, who previously served as Senior EVP, Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary, to the newly created principal officer position of CAO.

·       Tenet Healthcare Corp. announced that Robert W. K. Webb has been named SVP and CHRO, effective May 16, 2016. As CHRO, Mr. Webb will be responsible for the company’s people strategy and will lead Tenet’s human resources functions including Labor Relations, HR Services, Talent, Culture & Performance Systems, Compensation, Benefits & Corporate HR and Hospital Operations HR. He will report to Trevor Fetter, chairman and CEO.

·       U.S. Bank has promoted Amy Anderson-Vali to SVP and regional manager of the On-Site Group. Anderson-Vali, who has more than 20 years of banking experience, was most recently a VP and human resources line of business director for U.S. Bank. She is located in Phoenix, Ariz. Anderson-Vali joined U.S. Bank in 2009 as a VP and district manager before moving in to the human resources role in 2012. Prior to joining the bank, Anderson-Vali was a SVP and chief retail banking officer at Vantus Bank. She has also held a variety of retail banking director roles at First National Bank of Nevada, Cal Fed Bank and Norwest Bank.

·       AECOM announced that Mary E. Finch, 45, has been named EVP and CHRO, effective Sept. 28, 2015. In this role, Finch will oversee AECOM’s human resources organization worldwide with responsibility for talent acquisition and development; employee relations, compensation and benefits; diversity; organization planning and effectiveness; HR legal and regulatory compliance; and the efficacy of the company’s succession-planning and Performance + Rewards program. She will also be a member of AECOM’s Executive Leadership Team. Finch joins AECOM from Accenture, where she held positions of increasing responsibility since 2001 and most recently was the senior managing director and COO for global human resources.

·       Xerox announced the appointment of Darrell Ford, 50, as CHRO and SVP of the corporation. He will join the company on Dec. 1, 2015. Ford comes to Xerox from Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) where he has been CHRO since 2012. He is a member of Human Resources 50, HR Policy Association, American Bar Association – Labor and Employment Section, and the Society of HR Planning. He will be based in Xerox’s corporate headquarters in Norwalk, Conn.

·       Health Net, Inc. announced that Andy Ortiz, 48, has been named SVP, Organization Effectiveness and chief people officer, effective June 29, 2015. Most recently, Ortiz was CHRO at Western Dental Services/Brident, where he led all aspects of human resources, including workforce planning, recruitment, compensation and benefits, performance management, employee relations and engagement, change management, and employee and leadership development. Ortiz will succeed Karin Mayhew, who is retiring after 16 years at Health Net.

·       PPG Industries announced two executive appointments. Hervé Tiberghien, senior director, global human resources, will become VP, human resources, effective Feb. 28 and report to PPG President and CEO Michael McGarry. Chris Caruso, director, information technology, global architectural coatings, will become VP, information technology, effective Feb. 1. He will report to Ram Vadlamannati, PPG VP, architectural coatings, for the Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific regions. Craig Jordan, current PPG VP, human resources, will retire Feb. 28. Jordan joined PPG in 1989 as HR manager for the company’s former chlor-alkali plant in Natrium, West Virginia, and progressed through numerous HR management roles prior to assuming his current position in 2010. He has led efforts to strengthen PPG’s global hiring, succession planning and talent development. Werner Baer, current PPG VP, information technology, will retire March 1. Baer, who joined PPG in this role in 2002, has overseen the development and implementation of a number of global IT platforms at PPG and the IT integration of several complex acquisitions.

·       CarMax Inc. announced that, as the culmination of a multi-year management succession plan, Bill Nash has been promoted to president and Cliff Wood has been promoted to COO, effective February 1, 2016. Tom Folliard plans to retire as CEO prior to the end of 2016, at which time it is anticipated that Mr. Nash will assume the role of CEO. Upon Mr. Folliard’s retirement, the Board of Directors expects that he will serve as the non-executive chairman of the board. Mr. Nash was promoted to EVP, human resources and administrative services in 2012. He joined CarMax in 1997 as auction manager and was ultimately promoted to VP of auction services. Before joining CarMax, Mr. Nash held a variety of accounting roles at Circuit City. Mr. Wood was promoted to EVP, stores in 2012. In 1993, he joined CarMax from Circuit City as a buyer in CarMax’s first location. Beginning in 2007, he served as VP of sales.
Craig Cronheim has been a Vice President of Human Resources and Loss Prevention at CarMax Inc. since March 2, 2016.

·       FirstEnergy Corp. announced management changes that expand the roles and responsibilities for key executives and support the company's focus on customer service and cost management. The changes will be effective by September 7, 2015. Two members of the company's leadership team have been named EVPs. […] Charles D. Lasky, 52,  VP, Fossil Fleet Operations, has been elected to SVP, Human Resources, overseeing human resources services, policies, and programs for the entire company. Lasky will report to Lynn M. Cavalier, who will continue in her role of CHRO, reporting to Jones. [Many other leadership moves announced]

·       ACE Limited announced appointments to the new Chubb Group. [….]  ACE Overseas General. Becket McNab will serve as EVP, Human Resources. Currently, Ms. McNab is EVP, Human Resources, ACE Overseas General. In addition to reporting to Mr. Andrade, Ms. McNab will continue to have a reporting relationship to Phillip Cole, who is currently Global Human Resources Officer and SVP, ACE Group and will continue to serve in that role.

·       Freddie Mac announced that Lance F. Drummond was elected as a director on the company's board. Drummond is a senior business leader with extensive experience specializing in business transforming strategy development and execution, operations, technology and process re-engineering. Drummond served as EVP, operations and technology for TD Canada Trust from 2011 to 2014. Prior to joining TD, he was EVP of human resources and shared services at Fiserv Inc. from 2009 to 2011. Before joining Fiserv he was SVP and supply chain executive, service and fulfillment executive for global technology and operations and eCommerce and ATM executive at Bank of America from 2002 to 2008. He began his career at Eastman Kodak Company, where he held several senior positions, rising to become COO and corporate VP, Kodak Professional Division.

·       Texas Instruments Incorporated announced that Ravi Kyran has been elected VP of the company. As VP of Human Resources, Kyran is responsible for managing human resource functions for TI's global Analog business and TI India. Kyran joined TI in 2004 as a human resources manager for TI in India. He has since held a number of positions with the company, including human resource director for TI India and TI's worldwide Power Management business. He most recently served as human resources director of TI's worldwide High Performance Analog business.

·       Devon Energy Corp. announced that Tana Cashion, VP of Human Resources, is being promoted to SVP of Human Resources, reporting to President and CEO Dave Hager. [….]  Cashion, began her career with company in 2005 and was promoted to VP of Human Resources in 2010. During her more than 20 years in human resources, Cashion has worked in the oil and gas, retail and wholesale industries. [other appointments]

·       Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that Mark J. Hart has been named EVP, Human Resources and External Affairs, effective January 1, 2016. Mr. Hart succeeds Daniel S. Serbin who has announced his intention to retire after 35 years of dedicated service. Mr. Serbin will stay on with the company for a period of time to support this leadership transition. Mr. Hart will be responsible for leading the human resources function globally as well as having responsibility for global benefits and compensation, learning and development, and external affairs. Mr.  Hart began his career with Parker in February 2003 as Human Resources VP for the Instrumentation Group. Most recently, he was VP of Global Total Rewards with responsibility for Parker's benefits, compensation, health and wellness programs and the HRIS function.

·       United States Steel Corporation announced that Nancy Sykes has been named VP - human resources. In this position, she will be responsible for all facets of the company's human resources, as well as medical and health services. Sykes will be based at the company's Pittsburgh headquarters and will join the company's executive management team. Sykes was most recently at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, where she started as VP, talent management before moving to China in her current role of VP, human resources Asia-Pacific in October 2012.

·       Entergy Corporation announced a series of leadership changes to support the continued growth of its business. After more than 33 years in the utility business, Theodore (Theo) H. Bunting, Jr., group president, utility operations, has announced his intent to retire in the second quarter of 2017. [...]. Donald (Don) W. Vinci, 51, currently SVP, human resources and chief diversity officer, is being promoted to EVP, shared services and human resources, reporting directly to Denault. Vinci will continue to serve as the company's Chief Diversity Officer. Marcus V. Brown, currently EVP and general counsel, will assume additional responsibility for federal policy, regulatory and governmental affairs, and corporate communications. Aligning these organizations under Brown's leadership will allow for better coordinated action planning and decision-making related to the company's stakeholder engagement efforts in support of its key initiatives. Reporting to Brown will be Kimberly H. Despeaux, SVP, federal policy, regulatory and governmental affairs, and Necole J. Merritt, group VP, corporate communications. The changes for West, Vinci and Brown are effective May 8, 2016.

·       Voya Financial, Inc. announced that Elizabeth Derby has joined the company as VP of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Derby will work closely with Voya's executive leadership team to oversee the development and implementation of the company's evolving diversity and inclusion strategies. She reports to EVP and CHRO Kevin Silva. Derby's tenure in financial services includes several years leading RBC Capital Markets' diversity and inclusion programs, where she was responsible for the strategic development and successful execution of RBC's U.S. and global diversity initiatives.

·       The senior executive responsible for rolling out some of Computer Sciences Corp.'s most contentious workforce policies has moved on. Donna Lesch, who served as CSC's CHRO, resigned at the end of March. He did not respond to an inquiry about her replacement, and no HR chief is listed on the company's website. Lesch, who according to her LinkedIn profile was at Falls Church-based CSC for a year, was responsible for rolling out a number of recent workforce policies that were initiated at least in part to trim corporate costs. Among the most hotly contested was the company's decision last year to rate employees on an extreme bell curve, structured in such a way that 40% of the workforce would fall short of expectations.

·       Group 1 Automotive Inc. announced the retirement of Brooks O'Hara as VP of human resources, effective April 1, 2016. In conjunction with this transition, the company implemented the following personnel changes effective, February 1, 2016: Frank Grese Jr., 63. , is appointed SVP of human resources, training, and operations support. Previously, Mr. Grese served as company's regional VP of the west region since 2006. Daryl Kenningham is appointed as the new regional VP of the west region. Mr. Kenningham served as the regional VP of the east region since joining the company in 2011. David Fesmire is appointed as the new regional VP of the east region. Previously, Mr. Fesmire served as market director of the Houston/Beaumont and Gulf Coast markets. Grese Jr., Kenningham, and Fesmire will report directly to Earl Hesterberg, company's president and CEO.

·       Ann A. Adams has been named VP human resources at Norfolk Southern Corp., effective April 1, 2016. She succeeds Juan K. Cunningham, who retired earlier 2016. Adams will be responsible for all employment planning and staffing, employee development, employee benefits, compensation, Equal Employment Opportunity compliance, and employee assistance programs and medical services. Her office is in Norfolk. Adams joined Norfolk Southern in 2001 as a human resources manager and subsequently served in a number of HR roles, including recruiting, employee development, planning, and human capital management relating to SAP implementation. Since 2012, she has served as assistant VP human resources. Before joining Norfolk Southern, Adams founded a business developing customized database applications for retail clothing sales businesses, and served as a product manager for a database application marketing company.

·       AutoZone, Inc. announced that Rick Smith, VP Store Operations, will be promoted to SVP, Human Resources, Customer Satisfaction in January. Rick has over 30 years of experience. Additionally, Mike Womack, SVP, Human Resources, Customer Satisfaction has made the decision to leave AutoZone at the end of December 2015, and return to his home state of Ohio.

·       Charter Communications, Inc. announced that Paul Marchand , 45, will join the Company as EVP, Human Resources. In this role, Marchand will oversee all aspects of human resources, including recruitment, training, talent management, payroll, compensation and benefits planning. He will report to Tom Rutledge, President and CEO. Marchand joins Charter after nearly 12 years with PepsiCo, most recently as SVP of Human Resources for the North America Beverages Field and Supply Chain organization. Marchand's experience also includes human resources roles at Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan and the May Department Stores Company. He holds a Master's Degree from Columbia University in Organizational Psychology and a Bachelor's Degree from Syracuse University in Advertising & Marketing.

·       Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Dawn Smith has been promoted to director, diversity and inclusion, effective immediately. In this new position, Smith will provide leadership and serve as a resource and subject matter expert on diversity, inclusion and equality issues and initiatives across the HII enterprise.  She will report to Corporate VP and CHRO Bill Ermatinger.  She will also serve as principal advisor to the entire senior executive staff, as well as the corporate office Diversity & Inclusion Council. Smith has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in human resources since joining the company in 2003.

Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Karen Velkey has been promoted to the position of corporate VP, benefits and compensation, effectively immediately. She reports to corporate VP and CHRO Bill Ermatinger. In her new position, Velkey has responsibility for formulating and maintaining competitive benefit and compensation programs for HII, including executive compensation, salary and wage administration, incentives, deferred compensation, health and welfare insurance, and retirement benefits. Velkey joined HII in April 2011 and has more than 20 years of experience in human resources. She most recently served as director, corporate compensation.

·       On September 15, 2015, the Board Of Oshkosh Corporation appointed Mr. Steven C. Mizellto the Board's Human Resources Committee, which is the only committee of the board to which he has been appointed to date. Mr. Mizell currently serves as EVP and CHRO of Monsanto Company.

·       Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. announced that Mary Bilbrey, 51, a human resources leader with 30 years of U.S. and global experience, will join JLL as CHRO for the Americas region, effective February 2016. She will work closely with Americas CEO Greg O'Brien, Global CHRO Trish Maxson and the region's business leaders to provide a unified, strategic approach to talent that aligns with business objectives and global human resources practices. She will be a member of the firm's Americas Executive Committee and Global Human Resources Leadership Team. Bilbrey joins JLL from HSBC, where she was the Head of Human Resources for HSBC USA. Prior to this role, Bilbrey held several leadership roles in HSBC's London headquarters. She headed HR for human resources in both the company's Global Banking and Markets business and its Global Private Bank. Additionally, as the leader of the HR transformational and design team, she designed the global HR operating model that was deployed in over 20 countries. She also held several roles that focused on compensation, benefits, and mergers and acquisitions in the United States.

·       On March 10, 2016, Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and Paula S. Larson, the company's EVP and CHRO, agreed that she would depart from the company effective June 30, 2016. Until the Separation Date, Ms. Larson will assist with the transition of her work duties to her successor. In connection with her departure, the company and Ms. Larson entered into a separation agreement and general release pursuant to which she agreed to a customary release and restrictive covenants.

·       On January 5, 2016, Jonathan M. Gottsegen resigned his position as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of United Rentals, Inc.  in order to assume an opportunity with another company.  Mr. Gottsegen remains with the Company through January 21, 2016 as part of the transition of his role. Effective January 22, 2016, Craig A. Pintoff, 45, has been named General Counsel of the Company, in addition to his existing role as SVP, Human Resources. Mr.  Pintoff has served as SVP, Human Resources since April 2011 and previously as VP, Human Resources since July 2005. Mr. Pintoff joined the Company in 2003 as director-legal affairs, with responsibility for leading the human resources division of the Company's legal department. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pintoff was chief benefits and employment counsel for Crompton Corporation in Connecticut and an attorney with White & Case LLP.

·       Mattel, Inc. announced the appointment of four executives to key senior roles are Richard Gros. 60,  as CHRO, […] Richard Gros will report to Mr. Sinclair and lead Mattel's efforts in becoming a more innovative and performance-driven organization. Mr. Gros has 30 years of experience in human resources with proven expertise in global talent acquisition and assessment, organizational strategy and development, succession planning and culture building. […]

·       On October 19, 2015, Jacqueline P. Kane, EVP - Human Resources and Corporate Affairs of The Clorox Company, provided notice of her intention to retire effective January 5, 2016, following over 11 years of service with the Company.

Ms. Kirsten Marriner, 42,  has been the Chief People Officer and SVP. The Clorox Company since March 16, 2016. Ms. Marriner served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Omnicare Inc. since March 27, 2013. She leads the human resource function across the Omnicare Inc. She plays a critical role in building a human resource function designed to drive operational changes, talent objectives, and strategies for long term growth. She is a Seasoned Leader with more than 20 years of experience in human resources and a track record of driving change, improving processes and strategically managing costs. She has a comprehensive background in human resources leadership. For nearly the past ten years, she served in variety of progressive leadership roles for Fifth Third Bank, served as Senior Vice President, Director of Talent Management and Development. During her tenure, she also held key leadership positions including Director of Divisional Human Resources and Director of Compensation and Performance Management. Prior to joining Fifth Third Bank, she served in HR leadership role for KeyCorp and performed consulting work for both Deloitte and KPMG. Ms. Marriner holds a Bachelor's Degree from John Carroll University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

·       Celanese Corporation announced that Lori A. Johnston, the company’s SVP, Human Resources, has been named EVP and CAO. In addition to her leadership of Human Resources, Johnston will be responsible for Government Affairs, Global Communications, the Celanese Foundation and the company’s global community engagement programs. She also will lead the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts and develop the corporate security function. Johnston has served as the company’s SVP, Human Resources since 2012. Prior to joining Celanese, she was the VP, International Human Resources for Amgen Inc.

·       Frontier Communications Corporation announced that Kathleen Weslock, 59  will join the company as EVP and Chief People Officer, effective July 13, 2015. She will report to Daniel J. McCarthy, President and CEO, and serve as a member of the company's Senior Leadership Team. Ms. Weslock will oversee all aspects of human resources, including both strategic direction and daily operations. She will also be responsible for labor relations, transformation and growth. She will play a significant role in the integration of 11,000 employees who will join Frontier following completion of the company's pending transaction to acquire Verizon wireline assets in California, Florida and Texas. Most recently, as SVP/CHRO at Cisco Systems Inc., she was responsible for setting the agenda for business and HR transformation, with a focus on Talent, Leadership, Culture and Organizational Effectiveness.

·       Patterson Companies announced that Kelly Baker has joined Patterson Companies as Chief Human Resource Officer. Baker joins Patterson from General Mills, where she most recently served as VP, Human Resources for General Mills’ U.S. Retail Operating Segment. Prior to joining Patterson Companies, Baker served at General Mills for more than two decades in multiple human resources roles. In her most recent role as VP, Human Resources for the U.S. Retail Operating Segment, she led significant transformation and development of marketing and general management talent. In her previous role as VP, Human Resources, Corporate Groups, Baker led talent acquisition and development, and workforce planning for General Mills’ global finance, enterprise services, legal and external relations. She also provided leadership to the company’s global human resources transformation, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

·       Markel Corp. announced that Linda V. Schreiner will join the company as SVP, Strategic Management, effective January 4, 2016. She will be based out of the Richmond, Virginia, office and will report to F. Michael Crowley, President and Co-COO. Additionally, Schreiner will succeed Pamela J. Perrott, CHRO and SVP, who will retire at the end of 2016 after a 27-year career with Markel. Schreiner will work closely with Perrott during the transition and will assume the title of CHRO after Perrott's retirement. Schreiner was most recently SVP, Human Resources and Communications, at MeadWestvaco Corporation. She spent 16 years at MeadWestvaco as a member of the senior leadership team and was responsible for human resources, communications, the MeadWestvaco Foundation, and global facilities management. Her previous experience also includes senior positions at Arthur D. Little and Signet Banking Corporation.

·       CH2M announced the appointment of Shelie Gustafson, 51, to the position of CHRO to lead the company's global human resources organization. CH2M employs approximately 25,000 employees in 50+ countries. Gustafson joined CH2M in 2007 as human resources director for the operations and maintenance business group. In 2009, Gustafson was appointed VP, global human resources delivery overseeing human resources in CH2M's domestic and international regions, including North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and Europe. During her tenure at CH2M, she successfully led the human resources team in the integration of several acquisitions.

On September 10, 2015, CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd. announced that John A. Madia will retire as the EVP and CHRO effective January 2, 2016.

·       Airgas, Inc. announced that Nicole L. Kahny has been named SVP Human Resources, reporting to President and CEO Michael L. Molinini. Kahny joins the Company's Management Committee and succeeds Pamela J. Claypool, who was recently named Division President - North Division. Kahny previously served as the Company’s VP – Talent Management, responsible for key programs influencing the employment experience at Airgas, including talent acquisition and onboarding, performance management and retention, training and development, succession planning, and diversity and inclusion. She currently serves on the Company’s Sustainability Committee and as Chair of the Diversity Management Council.

·       France Gingras, SVP of Human Resources of McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. will serve as Acting EVP.

·       Michael Allen Schlonsky, 48, , also known as Mike, has been an Executive Vice President of Human Resources & Store Operations at Big Lots Inc. since August 2015, and serves as its Corporate Secretary. Mr. Schlonsky served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Big Lots Inc. from August 2012 to August 2015. Mr. Schlonsky served as Vice President of Associate Relations & Benefits of Big Lots Inc, from 2010 to August 2012. He joined Big Lots in 1993, was promoted to Director of Risk Management in 1998 and became a Vice President in 2000.Mr. Schlonsky assumes responsibility for all aspects of operations in 1,460 stores from coast to coast. Mr. Schlonsky has been with Big Lots for 22 years and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility culminating in his prior role of SVP, Human Resources. In conjunction with these promotions, the Company announced the departure of Richard Chene, former EVP, Chief Merchandising Officer, effective yesterday, August 27, 2015.

·       Rockwell Collins announced that Jeff Standerski , 49, has been named SVP, People and Inclusion. In this role, Standerski leads the global Human Resources function at Rockwell Collins, including Compensation and Benefits, Organization Development and Training, Diversity and Inclusion, Employee and Labor Relations, Talent Acquisition and Human Resources Delivery. He previously was SVP of the company’s Information Management Services (IMS) business in Annapolis, Maryland. Standerski replaces Martha May, who announced her resignation in March for personal reasons.

·       Ashland Inc. announced that Gregory W. Elliott, 54, a seasoned executive with extensive experience at global Fortune 500 companies, has joined the company as VP and chief human resources and communications officer.  He is based at the company's headquarters in Covington and reports to William A. Wulfsohn, Ashland chairman and CEO. In this role, Elliott is responsible for the global management of all aspects of human resources, including talent management and development, compensation and benefits, and labor and employee relations. He will also oversee global corporate communications. Elliott brings 25 years of senior-level HR and strategic communications experience to his new role. Since 2008, he has served as SVP, human resources and administration, at Navistar Inc.

·       ABM announced that David Goodes has joined the company as SVP and CHRO. Mr. Goodes will be instrumental in driving an HR strategy that will focus on supporting change management, organizational development and employee engagement as ABM implements its long-term strategic vision. Goodes brings 20+ years of human resources, marketing and operations experience to ABM, specializing in helping organizations drive change and rapid growth.  Prior to joining ABM, David held impressive leadership roles over the past nine years at Hess Corporation. Most recently, David served as the EVP of Human Resources for Hess Retail.

·       Juniper Networks announced two key appointments to its senior leadership team. Susan Lovegren, 54, has been appointed SVP of human resources and Bob Worrall has been appointed SVP and chief information officer. Lovegren reports to CEO. Lovegren most recently served as SVP of human resources at Plantronics, where she was responsible for leading programs that drive people and culture growth. She brings more than 25 years of leadership experience, including seven years at Juniper Networks where she served as a corporate VP leading the Company's global business-aligned human resources team. Lovegren is responsible for supporting Juniper’s broad business objectives and strategic direction for its people and overall culture with a focus on the needs of today’s diverse workforce. Lovegren also leads the Juniper Networks Foundation Fund.

·       As of April 6, 2016, Humam Sakhnini transitioned from serving as the Chief Strategy and Talent Officer of Activision Blizzard, Inc. to serving as the Chief Financial Officer of King Digital Entertainment Limited, at which point he ceased to be an executive officer of the Company.

·       McCormick & Company, Incorporated announced the appointment of Lisa Manzone to the role of Sr. VP Human Relations and Brendan Foley to President North America effective June 1, 2015. Ms. Manzone and Mr. Foley will become members of McCormick's Management Committee. In her new role as Sr. VP Human Relations, Ms. Manzone is responsible for the development and execution of the company's Global People Strategy. Her responsibilities will include benefits, learning and development, diversity and inclusion, organization development, succession planning, talent acquisition, safety, wellness and employee relations. Ms. Manzone joined McCormick in 2007 and most recently served as VP for Global Human Relations. In Mr. Foley's new role as President North America, he is responsible for the Consumer and Industrial Divisions for the U.S. and Canada, as well as the Human Relations, Quality, Supply Chain and Finance functions for North America. Mr. Foley continues to serve as a member of the Global Consumer Strategy Council. Mr. Foley joined McCormick in 2014 and served as President U.S. Consumer. Prior to McCormick, he spent over 15 years at H.J. Heinz serving as Zone President for Heinz North America, President for the U.S. Consumer Products business as well as President of the U.S. Foodservice business.  Prior to Heinz, he worked in marketing for General Mills Inc., and Ketchum Advertising/Chicago.

·       Coty Inc. announced a new organizational structure and the future leadership team in preparation of its merger with Procter & Gamble Company's (PG) specialty beauty business.  Coty said it plans to relocate its executive management offices to London to have proximity to its key strategic markets. After the merger, Coty's business will be organized into three divisions such as Coty Luxury Division, focused on fragrances and skin care, Coty Consumer Beauty Division, focused on color cosmetics, retail hair coloring and styling products and body care and Coty Professional Beauty Division, focused on servicing salon owners and professionals in both hair and nail care.
Sebastien Froidefond, 47, CHRO will manage all corporate human resources activities. The merger with P&G's Specialty Beauty Business is expected to close in the second half of calendar year 2016.

·       The Andersons, Inc. announced Arthur D. DePompei, 61, SVP of Human Resources, will retire April 30, 2016. Valerie M. (Val) Blanchett,  53,  will become VP of Human Resources, effective February 15, 2016. DePompei will provide assistance during the transition. Blanchett has more than 30 years of extensive HR experience, including organizational effectiveness, leading large-scale cultural change, talent management, labor relations and merger and acquisition work. Most recently she served as the VP for the Food Ingredients & Systems Platform for Cargill, Inc. She will be relocating to the Maumee area in the near future.

·       MDU Resources Group Inc. announced that Anne M. Jones, 51,  has been named as VP of human resources, effective January 1, 2016. She succeeds Mark Del Vecchio, who left the company in October 2015. In her expanded role Jones will oversee human resources at MDU Resources, as well as the corporation's business units WBI Energy Inc. and the utility group, which includes Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Great Plains Natural Gas Co., Cascade Natural Gas Corp. and Intermountain Gas Co.

·       Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that Sally A. Paull has joined the company as SVP, Human Resources. Ms. Paull has more than 20 years in Human Resources executive leadership roles at biopharmaceutical and healthcare companies, most recently at Inova Health System and Forest Laboratories. She will play a critical role in ensuring its scale the organization in the right way to ensure the company stay true to its science-driven business. At Inova, Ms. Paull built and led human resources programs as EVP and CHRO. Prior to that, she served as SVP and CHRO at Forest Laboratories.

·       Protective Life Corporation announced that Richard J. Bielen, the company's current Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, has been named President and COO of the company.[…] Mr. Adams will expand his responsibilities to include internal and external communications and a leadership role in Protective's strategic planning process and strategic relationships for the Company. Mr. Adams will continue his overall responsibility for Protective's human resource function, a position he has held since he joined Protective in 2006. […]

·       Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. announced the promotion of Ruth Cotter, 44, to SVP of Human Resources, Corporate Communications, and Investor Relations reporting to President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. In this expanded role, Cotter is responsible for overseeing all aspects of these three corporate functions and driving cross-functional alignment to help the company achieve its business objectives. Further building out the HR leadership team, Robert Gama (42) will take on additional responsibility driving AMD's HR strategy, operations, and execution as chief talent officer, reporting to Cotter. A 13-year AMD veteran, Cotter previously led AMD's global relationships with the media, industry analysts and Wall Street as corporate VP of communications and investor relations. Prior to joining AMD, Cotter spent several years at Trintech Group plc, a leading provider of transaction risk management solutions co-headquartered in Ireland and the USA, and CRH plc. Before that, she gained public relations experience in the public, banking, and consumer industries. Cotter serves on the National Investor Relations Institute's (NIRI) Board of Directors and the San Jose Sister City Program Board of Directors. She was nominated as a "Woman Worth Watching" by the Diversity Journal in September 2014.

·       On March 28, 2016, Avaya Inc. announced that Roger C. Gaston stepped down from the position of SVP, Human Resources effective as of March 31, 2016 (the Termination Date"). Mr.  Gaston is no longer an employee of the Company.

·       Xylem Inc. announced that Kairus Tarapore,53,  will join the Company as SVP and CHRO, effective July 27, 2015. Reporting to Xylem President and CEO Patrick Decker, Tarapore will lead the development and execution of the company's human resources strategy in support of Xylem's business goals and strategic priorities. Specifically, Tarapore will oversee the areas of leadership and talent development, talent acquisition, performance management, HR technology strategy and global compensation and rewards, and he will be based at Xylem’s headquarters in Rye Brook, NY. Tarapore, 53, joins Xylem from Babcock & Wilcox Company, a global provider of energy products and services and a defense contractor, where he most recently served as SVP and CAO. Prior to that, he was EVP, Human Resources, for Ceridian Corporation, a global human resources and payment solutions company.

·       TeamHealth named Steve Clifton as EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary effective Sept. 14, 2015, and Eric Norman CHRO effective Sept. 1, 2015. As EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary for TeamHealth, Clifton will provide counse[….]  As CHRO for TeamHealth, Norman will oversee and manage the organization's human resources (HR) infrastructure as it relates to talent acquisition and management, development, compensation and benefits, and employee relations for TeamHealth's more than 18,000 affiliated healthcare providers and administrative employees. Prior to his time at TeamHealth, Norman served as the SVP of HR, SVP of sales operations and HR corporate business partners, VP of HR for pharmaceutical distribution, and director of HR for Cardinal Health.

·       Carlisle Companies Incorporated announced the appointment of Amelia Murillo to the newly created position of VP of Human Resources, effectively immediately. In this newly created position Amelia will lead talent management and development initiatives, as well as partner with the divisions to drive human resource related synergies, operational efficiencies and best practices throughout Carlisle.

Carlisle Companies Incorporated announced that Corrine D. Ricard, SVP, Human Resources of The Mosaic Company, has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

·       Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced that Jeanetta Darno has joined the company as VP of Diversity and Inclusion. In this role, Ms. Darno will be responsible for enhancing the existing global diversity and inclusion best practices throughout the organization and will work alongside the leadership team to guide the company's overall diversity strategy. She will report to John Gabrielli, SVP and Head of Human Resources. Ms. Darno, a seasoned Human Resources executive, joins the company from Huntington National Bank, where she was SVP of Diversity and Inclusion.

·       Greif, Inc.  announced the appointment of DeeAnne Marlow, 49,  as SVP, Human Resources. Marlow joins Greif as a member of the executive steering team reporting directly to Greif CEO David B. Fischer. Marlow joins Greif from global manufacturer Cummins Inc., where she oversaw a team of 140 HR professionals across five continents.

·       Analog Devices, Inc. announced the appointment of Jean Philibert as SVP of human resources. Prior to joining Analog Devices, Ms. Philibert served as SVP and chief people officer for Kixeye. Ms. Philibert assumes her new role effective immediately, taking over for retiring SVP of human resources, Bill Matson, who will continue with ADI as a senior advisor until his retirement during 2016.

·       Victoria Vezina, the VP, Human Resources of Skyworks Solutions Inc. ceased to be employed by the company effective July 21, 2015.

Laura A. Gasparini , 65, has been Vice President of Human Resources at Skyworks Solutions Inc. since August 2015. Ms. Gasparini She first joined Skyworks in 1989, and rejoined in 1998 following a brief tenure with Unitrode Corporation from 1995 to 1998. Throughout her career at Skyworks, She has held increasing positions of responsibility within the human resources organization including manager, division manager and senior director of compensation, benefits, HR information systems and stock administration. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, the Federation of European Employers and World at Work.

·       Alliant Energy Corporation announced the promotion of Wayne Reschke to SVP. Wayne has served as VP of human resources since joining Alliant Energy in 2009. In addition to bringing experienced guidance to the company's talent management, he has provided strong leadership for the safety and marketing and communications areas.

·       Visteon Corporation has appointed David G. Pettyes as VP and CHRO. Pettyes has more than 20 years of global human resources experience and joins Visteon from Delphi Corp., where he was a VP of global human resources. In his most recent assignments, he led human resources for the Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture Division and Delphi Asia Pacific, after previously serving as VP, global HR, for Delphi's Electronics and Safety Division. Pettyes, 44, reports to Visteon President and CEO Sachin Lawande. As a corporate officer and member of Visteon's global leadership team, he is responsible for the company's global human resources strategy and programs, including recruitment and development, compensation and benefits, labor relations and organizational structure. Pettyes was recently based in Shanghai, China, as VP of global HR for Packard.

·       Ryerson Holding Corporation announced that CHRO Roger Lindsay will retire April 1, 2016. In connection with Lindsay's retirement, Ryerson's human resources responsibilities will be transitioned to Mark Silver, Ryerson's EVP, general counsel and secretary. In addition to human resources, Silver is responsible for managing the company's legal, risk management and real estate functions. He brings more than 20 years of legal experience to Ryerson, including 12 years at Sara Lee Corporation where he held multiple positions such as VP and assistant general counsel, VP of corporate development, as well as chief counsel, mergers and acquisitions.

·       TEGNA, the soon-to-be-independent company comprising the Broadcasting and Digital businesses of Gannett Co., Inc. held its first investor meeting to present strategy, growth opportunities and financial projections. Following the spin-off of Gannett’s publishing assets, which is expected to be completed on June 29, 2015, the company will be renamed TEGNA and is expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TGNA. In addition to Gracia Martore, who will continue to serve as President and CEO of TEGNA, current Gannett CFO, Victoria Harker, will be promoted to EVP and chief financial officer, and Todd Mayman, currently Gannett’s SVP, general counsel and secretary, will be promoted to EVP and chief legal and administrative officer of TEGNA. The executive leadership team will also include Dave Lougee as President of TEGNA Media, Jack Williams as President of TEGNA Digital, Bill Behan as SVP of labor relations and Kevin Lord, 52,  as CHRO. As previously announced, current Gannett Board Chairman Marjorie Magner will serve as Chairman of TEGNA’s Board of Directors. Howard Elias, Lidia Fonseca, Jill Greenthal, Gracia Martore, Scott McCune, Susan Ness, Bruce Nolop, Neal Shapiro and Henry McGee will also serve as TEGNA directors.

·       Starwood Hotels & Resorts is gearing up to open three new hotels in Dubai’s Al Habtoor City, starting with the emirate’s St. Regis, featuring 234 rooms, at the end of the year 2015. The development will also include the UAE’s W hotel (356 rooms) and the large Westin (1004 rooms) in the Middle East.   […]  Dara Pinke, director of human resources – complex, has previously managed six pre-openings including the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah.

·       Scripps Networks Interactive, has created new senior roles designed to optimize the effectiveness of marketing, brand integration and research across its U.S. networks. The appointments follow last month’s promotion of Kathleen Finch to a new cross-network role as Chief Programming, […] Alaka Williams has been appointed SVP of Network Human Resources, operating across all of Scripps Networks’ brands in the United States. Williams currently leads human resources for Travel Channel. She will continue to report to CHRO NJ Pesci, and will work closely with Kathleen Finch in her new role as the business takes a more coordinated approach to content creation, scheduling and marketing. In a related move, Cheryl Middleton Jones has been appointed SVP of International Human Resources. Reporting to NJ Pesci, she will work closely with Jim Samples, President of Scripps Networks International, overseeing HR initiatives and development outside the United States as the company continues to expand rapidly around the globe.

[…]. Alaka Williams has almost twenty years’ experience in a variety of human resources leadership roles. For the last five years, she has headed human resources for Travel Channel, based in the company’s Chevy Chase headquarters as a key member of the network’s senior management team. She joined Travel Channel from Live Nation, where she was Regional Human Resources Director for the company’s North American music division. Williams previously held senior HR roles with non-profit early childhood education national organization Zero To Three, and with KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc.
Cheryl Middleton Jones has been part of the human resources team at Scripps Networks Interactive since 2011, and recently returned to the company’s Knoxville, Tennessee, headquarters after nearly two years heading human resources at the company’s offices in Singapore. Middleton Jones previously spent almost ten years in a number of HR roles at banking and financial services group ING, having started her career at multinational conglomerate Honeywell.

·       Unisys appointed Laura Lafayette as its new HR director for Latin America. Lafayette held the same position at Unisys Brasil. She has 15 years of experience in the HR segment.

·       Iron Mountain Incorporated announced that Deirdre Evens , 51, has joined the company as Chief People Officer. Evens will oversee global human resources, leading operations and strategy to support the company’s growth through recruitment, talent development, and compensation and benefits. Evens will serve as a member of the company’s senior executive team and report directly to company's President and CEO William L. Meaney. Evens comes to the company from environmental, energy, and industrial services company Clean Harbors, where she served as the EVP of human resources since 2011. In this role, she oversaw recruitment, benefits and employee development for a global workforce of more than 13,000 employees. Evens joined Clean Harbors in 2007 as the company’s EVP of sales and marketing.

·       Aleris announced that it has appointed Tami Polmanteer to the position of EVP, CHRO. Polmanteer most recently served as CHRO at Daymon Worldwide of Stamford, Connecticut. Tami will join Aleris on April 18 and report directly to Sean Stack, Aleris president and CEO. Prior to joining Daymon in 2011, Polmanteer served as VP of human resources, International and Corporate Functions for the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek, Michigan, a company she joined in 1995 and advanced to hold HR roles of increasing responsibility within multiple divisions.
On September 8, 2015, Thomas W. Weidenkopf informed Aleris Corporation that he will resign from his position as EVP, Human Resources and Communications of the company effective on September 14, 2015.

·       Huntington Bancshares Inc. appointed Rajeev Syal , 49, as CHRO. Syal is a recognized industry leader in the financial services and human resources fields with deep knowledge of banking. In his new position, Syal will lead the further development and execution of Huntington's human resources strategies aimed at continuing to drive the bank's internal brand of doing the right thing for its colleagues and enhancing among its workforce its strong legacy of providing excellent customer service. Syal joins Huntington from Markit Group Ltd. where he was managing director and global head of human resources.

·       Univision Communications Inc. has appointed Margaret Lazo as CHRO, effective April 11, 2016. Lazo will be based in New York and report to Randy Falco, President and CEO. Roberto Llamas, who previously served as EVP of Human Resources and Community Empowerment, resigned from the Company to pursue other opportunities. Lazo joins Univision from GE Capital where she served as Global Human Resources Leader, consecutively, for the Commercial Real Estate and the Americas' Lending and Leasing businesses. Prior to GE Capital, she served in a number of Human Resources leadership roles at NBC Universal, including EVP, Human Resources for cable and broadcast Entertainment and Digital properties and SVP, Human Resources Telemundo Communications Group and VP, Human Resources for the TV Stations Division. She served as the HR functional acquisition integration leader supporting NBC's purchase of Telemundo in 2001 and was a key contributor to shaping Telemundo's business strategy following the acquisition, including the startup of content production studios in the US and Latin America. Lazo began her career working in Human Resources Management at Macy's.

·       Cinemark Holdings has appointed Angelia E. Pelham as the company's EVP and CHRO. Pelham has worked in multiple industries including Consumer Packaged Goods, Restaurants and Entertainment/Leisure. Before joining Cinemark, Pelham served as VP, Head of Human Resources for Main Event Entertainment and has held executive HR roles at organizations such as Walt Disney World Company, PepsiCo, Frito Lay, and Pizza Hut.

·       Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. announced that Julie Taylor, 49,  has been appointed CHRO (CHRO) and member of Broadridge's executive committee. Taylor succeeds Laura Matlin, who has served as acting CHRO for the past year. Matlin will return to her legal duties as deputy general counsel and will assume the newly-created role of chief governance officer, also serving on the company's executive committee. Taylor will report to Richard J. Daly, president and CEO, and lead all aspects of human resources globally at Broadridge, including  talent acquisition, organizational development, training, compensation and benefits. Taylor brings over 20 years of human resources experience, most recently as CHRO at Pall Corporation, a global supplier of filtration, separations and purification products with more than 10,000 employees. In her new role as chief governance officer, Laura Matlin will report to Daly, working closely with Broadridge's board of directors and representing the company's leadership on corporate governance issues. In addition to serving as acting CHRO for the past year, Matlin has served as the company's associate general counsel, chief privacy officer and assistant corporate secretary.

·       A.  O. Smith Corporation has named Shawn Schmonsky as VP of human resources for its water heaters businesses in North America, India, and Europe. Schmonsky  will be  responsible for  domestic and  international human  resources, including strategy development/deployment, talent management, workforce planning, total compensation, employee/labor relations, performance management, and organizational development. In addition, he will be a member of A. O. Smith Corporation's Human Resources Leadership Team. Schmonsky replaces Jane Sanford, who retired March 1, 2016 after spending nearly 13 years with A. O. Smith. She had been VP-global human resources of the North America, India, and Europe operations since 2007. She also held the roles of director-corporate human resources and VP-corporate human resources and organizational development. Schmonsky joined A. O. Smith in 2006 as human resources manager of the company's Ashland City plant. Since 2012, he has served as director-human resources, responsible for North American manufacturing operations and product engineering.  Prior to joining A. O.  Smith, Schmonsky worked from 2004 until 2006 as a senior human resources representative at Target in Tifton, Ga.

·       On September 10, 2015, the Board of Directors of Vectren Corporation elected Teresa J. Tanner as a new board member. Tanner is currently EVP, CAO at Fifth Third Bank. The recently promoted Tanner has led the Human Capital function of more than 300 human resources (HR) professionals since 2010 as the EVP and CHRO, providing support through organizational development and learning, talent acquisition and optimization, succession planning, employee relations and culture, total rewards and strategic human capital planning. She also supports the executive team in facilitating organizational design, structure, and business planning across the bank. In her new role, in addition to Human Capital responsibilities, Tanner also will lead Facilities, Strategic Sourcing, and the Enterprise Program Management Office. Tanner began her career at the McDonald's Corporation, where she progressed through various operational and human resources roles through a 16-year span. She serves as an executive board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Artswave and as a director on the board of Freestore Foodbank, all of which are Cincinnati-area nonprofit organizations.

·       On April 1, 2016, Armstrong World Industries, Inc. completed the previously announced plan to separate its Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring segments into a separate and independent public company, […]J. On March 30, 2016, the following persons were designated as officers of AWI, effective as of March 30, 2016: Victor D. Grizzle as President and CEO - Brian L. MacNeal as SVP and Chief Financial Officer - Mark A. Hershey as SVP, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer - Stephen F. McNamara as VP and Controller - Ellen R. Romano, 53, as SVP, Human Resources - David S. Cookson as SVP, Americas and Charlie Chiappone as SVP, Ceilings Solutions.

·       New Jersey Resources announced the promotions of […] CFO& others…  In addition, Amanda E. Mullan, 49,  has been appointed CHRO, effective immediately. […] Ms. Mullan will continue to lead and manage the Company’s human resources and personnel functions. She joined NJR in 2015 after serving in executive leadership roles in the area of human resources for over 20 years.

·       Columbia Sportswear Company announced the appointment of Richelle T. Luther, 46. to serve as SVP and chief human resource officer. Luther has served as the company’s deputy general counsel since 2008. In her new role, Luther will be responsible for directing the company’s efforts to attract, develop and retain key talent to support the company’s portfolio of active brands, which include Columbia®, Sorel®, Mountain Hardwear®, prAna®, Montrail® and OutDry®. Prior to Columbia Sportswear Company, she served as corporate secretary and chief governance officer at Northwest Natural Gas from 2002 to 2008, and was an attorney at the Portland, Oregon law offices of Stoel Rives LLP from 1997 to 2002.

·       Donaldson Company, Inc. named Sheila G. Kramer, 56, VP of Human Resources (HR). Kramer will join Donaldson on October 12, and report to Tod Carpenter, President and CEO. Kramer, 56, will be responsible for leading and managing Donaldson’s efforts to attract, develop, engage and retain its highly talented workforce, while also supporting the Company’s strategic growth plans and driving performance. Prior to joining Donaldson, Kramer was the VP of HR for Taylor Corporation. Additionally, she brings experience from various HR roles during her 22 years with LifeTouch Inc.

·       Selective Insurance Group Inc. announced the following appointments by its subsidiary, Selective Insurance Company of America. Angelique Carbo (Somerset County, NJ) to EVP, CHRO-Designee. Ms. Carbo joined Selective in November 2015. She will assume the role of CHRO upon the previously announced retirement of current CHRO, Kimberly Burnett, 56, later this year.

·       Whiting Petroleum Corporation announced that it has appointed Carin S. Knickel , 59, to the company’s Board of Directors. Ms. Knickel served as VP, Human Resources of ConocoPhillips Inc. from 2003 until her retirement in 2012. She has 35 years of experience in the oil and gas industry beginning her career with Conoco in 1979, serving in the United States and Europe in executive, operations management, marketing, planning and business development positions.

·       Pacific Life Insurance Company announced five new VPs. Donna Burton to VP, Human Resources-Total Rewards, Corporate Division. Ms. Burton joined Pacific Life in 2007 as a Human Resources generalist. She was promoted to assistant VP, Human Resources Business Partner, in 2011 and transitioned to the Human Resources Total Rewards team in January 2014. As VP, Human Resources Total Rewards, Ms. Burton will have full responsibility for the compensation, benefits, payroll and human resource information system functions.

·       SunEdison, Inc. announced that Stephen Cerrone, 56.  has been named SunEdison CHRO. Cerrone has extensive executive experience, most recently at Hudson's Bay Company. Prior to that he was EVP of Human Resources at Sara Lee Corporation.

·       Exide Technologies announced the appointment of key new members of its leadership team-Anthony (Tony) Genito, EVP and Chief Financial Officer; Leslie W. Joyce, Ph.D., 53,  EVP and Chief People Officer, and VP Human Resources-Americas; and Ted Becker, SVP, Sales and Marketing Americas. […]

·       Thrivent Financial announced that it has named four executives to new leadership positions and realigned roles and reporting under the new organization. […] Terry Timm has been promoted to chief people and administrative officer for the organization.


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