Features Region: Northeast

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 […]

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 […]

Marguerite Eastwood – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits packages and an office near America’s most famous address may not be enough to recruit and retain top talent at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. No, employees also want a strong workplace culture, says Marguerite Eastwood, and that’s what she’s developing as the organization’s chief human resources officer. “I was brought […]

Amanda Bailey – Boston University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s not just Boston University, Amanda Bailey says of her most recent workplace. It’s literally Boston’s university, a renowned private research university—and one of Boston’s biggest employers to boot. Combine its 10,000-plus workforce with approximately 34,000 students and the total is more than what nearby Fenway Park could seat. So, it’s a formidable task Bailey undertook […]

Cheryl Young – Lisk

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For publicly traded companies listed on the Fortune 500, like Amazon, Apple or ExxonMobil, the ultimate measure of success is the value provided to shareholders. But, for a company like G.W. Lisk in Clifton Springs, New York, the success of the organization often leads to a thriving community. “Wanting to make a profit doesn’t make […]

Jim Marco – Glens Falls Hospital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The geographic splendor of upstate New York has its selling points, but that alone isn’t enough to attract quality employees to one of its major hospitals. On the healthcare front, it’s an applicant’s market. So emphasizes Jim Marco, who in January 2021 undertook a major role in recruiting and retaining the workforce at Glens Falls […]

Jason Delman – Mariner Finance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

John Smith enjoys digging deeply into technology and customers rave about the new app he helped develop. He likes working behind the scenes. Jane Doe, another employee, lives for personal interactions. She likes helping borrowers navigate the loan process because it can improve their lives. John and Jane aren’t real Mariner Finance employees, but they […]

Madison Grey – NFM Lending

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With over two decades of experience in the human resources industry, Madison Grey has learned that employees are the building blocks of a company—and that the human resources department is its foundation. A strong foundation is necessary to ensure that employees are engaged at work and are satisfied with their benefits. It also staunches a […]

Catherine F. Lamson – MEMIC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Tending to personnel matters for 10 years at a Maine bank had its moments, but Catherine F. Lamson had an epiphany of sorts during the 1980s. Health care seemed a wilder ride, “where rubber meets the road,” she recalls thinking. So she took her HR skillset from banking to a hospital, then to a diagnostics […]

Robin Cerrati – Restaurant Associates

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When visitors grab a bite to eat at the Morgan Library in New York City or the Smithsonian Institution Museums in Washington, D.C., their food isn’t being cooked by archivists or other museum staff. Instead, it’s provided by employees of Restaurant Associates, a contractor to these and other cultural institutions. Now celebrating its 75th anniversary, […]

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