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Alberto Martinez Magliano – Intel/Microsoft

Watching the Apollo 11 moon landing in the summer of ‘69 on a black and white television in Venezuela, 6-year-old Alberto Martinez Magliano was thunderstruck with a love for science. It was that wondrous event, he says, that spawned a generation of would-be engineers like him. From that point in time, Martinez became a “studious […]

Austin Stonitsch – Dime Community Bank

In some ways, the February merger of BNB Bank and Dime Community Bank in the metropolitan New York area is a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same. Completed on Feb. 1, 2021, the merger combines banks that are well over 100 years old and, crucially, retains the community feel […]

Brian Svestka – Bruening Rock Products

For Brian Svestka, describing the process of building a road comes as naturally as slipping on a pair of well-fitting work gloves. First, there’s the demolition and removal of old highway, followed by grading and sloping, he says. Then it’s time to add the subbase of crushed stone before the road pavers finish the job. […]

Jody Sirianni – Synacor Inc.

When Jody Sirianni joined Synacor in May 2019 as its vice president of global HR, she was struck by the differences between the company and more traditional ones. “I had never worked in tech before and we’re really laid back,” Sirianni says. “There’s no dress code, we have 25-cent vending machines and events we try […]

John Iammatteo – Samaritan Daytop Village, Inc.

It couldn’t be opening soon enough. In September, The Richard Pruss Wellness Center will consolidate and expand the services of several Samaritan Daytop Village programs in one neighborhood. Samaritan is one of the largest health and human service agencies in New York State. “Last year the United States set a record for overdose deaths,” notes […]

Jose Luis Jacobo Jr. – Boeing

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood in East Los Angeles, Jose Luis Jacobo Jr. remembers struggling with English in school (Spanish being his first language). Surprisingly, his next fluency would come in mathematics, numbers being a “universal language”—and one he easily understood. Nurtured by a supportive family and network of mentors, his abilities in science, […]

Lesley Hanak – Savannah College of Art and Design

If employees are trying, but not hitting the mark, Lesley Hanak knows reprimanding can demoralize them instead of help them. So, she works with the employees and their supervisor to make sure they do well and use that strength to address the issue The chief human resources officer says this success-focused approach sets not only her department, but her employer—SCAD—apart. […]

Michael Naylor – PKL Services Inc.

There are times when Michael Naylor misses the adrenaline rush of flying an Osprey tiltrotor or a helicopter, but as the veteran Marine explains, “I’ve cheated death enough times.” What used to be exhilarating became more challenging with age. Now he’s content facilitating the training and operations for the aircraft to be professionally maintained and […]

Rebecca Shoniber – EyeSouth Partners

Rebecca Shoniber knows that some people are either skeptical of human resources departments or only view it as an administrative function. That’s why she takes the time to show them how she can improve processes, such as hiring, onboarding and benefits. As the vice president of human resources of EyeSouth Partners, she does this with […]

Ricardo Gonzalez – Del Monte Fresh Produce

Opened in 1985, Cerrejón is an active open-pit coal mine in Colombia valued at nearly $3 billion as of 2021. Despite its importance to the Colombian economy, Ricardo Gonzalez’s concern when he began working there was the employees and the surrounding community. As part of the mine’s environment, health and industrial safety division, Gonzalez focused […]

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