Features Human Resources

Rodney Whitmore – Great Minds

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The breadth of Rodney Whitmore’s career in HR extends from soft drinks to software. For more than 30 years, Whitmore has led HR teams regionally and nationally at companies such as Kroger, PepsiCo and The Economist Group, the publishers of CQ Roll Call. He’s helped businesses evolve and transform in response to  globalization. He’s negotiated […]

Mohsine “Mo” Gdid – Greater Omaha Packing Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a tight labor market in the Heartland as in much of the country. No matter, Greater Omaha Packing Company has been on a hiring spree with the U.S. Department of Agriculture watching.   Last summer the federal agency granted this meat packer $20 million toward its $100 million investment in capital projects that will allow […]

Troy Heflin – Volvo Financial Services

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Embrace change and don’t fear vulnerability. Those words may not fully summarize Troy Heflin’s career in human resources, but they have been at the forefront of his work at Volvo Financial Services over the past eight years. Heflin, the senior vice president of people and culture at VFS, is helping leadership and employees thrive as […]

Emre Altun – Harmony Public Schools

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Texas schools are facing a significant teacher shortage, with educators leaving the profession in droves and 77 percent of those who remain saying they’re considering changing careers, according to the Houston Chronicle. Headlines like these are what keep Emre Altun up at night. As chief human resources officer at Harmony Public Schools, a Houston-based charter […]

Jane Fontaine – Digital Federal Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There was a time when EVP stood for executive vice president, but it’s been taking on a secondary meaning in the business world. The term “employee value proposition” is gaining popularity and for good reason. For there’s corporate competition for talent. Young people adept in infotech and cybersecurity can practically write their own ticket. Also […]

Rochelle Noone – Stanford Medicine Partners

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in Memphis Tennessee, Rochelle Noone became acutely aware of prejudice and racial injustice, especially following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. What she saw—and experienced—remained with Noone as she grew and took on leadership roles in human resources at companies including Telecare Corp. and Planned Parenthood Mar Monte in the San […]

Angela Antrim – Payroc

Est. reading time: 5 mins

With 125,000 global clients and an annual business volume of $65 billion in transactions, Payroc has provided payment processing services for almost 20 years. Yet despite that size and influence, and despite having acquired 14 other payment processing companies, it didn’t have a dedicated HR leader— Chief Operating Officer Matt Austin previously had the role […]

G. Kent Streuling – America First Credit Union

Est. reading time: 5 mins

That old western adage of “this town ain’t big enough for both of us” must have gone through the minds of at least some employees at Community One Federal Credit Union in 2009. Their Nevada firm had just been acquired by a bigger operation, the Utah-headquartered America First Credit Union, and that usually means the […]

Cole Carroll – Mansfield Energy

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mansfield Energy is hardly an invisible company—not with its fleet of trucks hauling diesel, gasoline, and other products to customers throughout the U.S. It’s ranked the 48th largest private company in the U.S. for its volume of business by Forbes magazine, and Cole Carroll is making it her job to ensure people know Mansfield further. […]

Gary Fleenor – Caris Healthcare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Death may be the great equalizer but not in how it comes about. “Hospice has roughly a 90 percent Caucasian usage rate,” Gary Fleenor tells Vision in January. “For minority groups, the utilization rate is unfortunate.” Vice president of HR for Caris Healthcare, a hospice operator in five Southeast and Midwestern states, Fleenor is trying […]

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