People

Human resource leadership promotions and appointments.
By: | July 19, 2019 • 3 min read
Topics: HR Leadership

Rock Anderson was recently named senior vice president of human resources at FINRA, which specializes in investor protection and market integrity. In this role, Anderson will lead all facets of HR, including benefits, professional development, employee relations, talent acquisition, diversity programs and more.

Anderson comes to FINRA from Cox Automotive, where he was executive vice president and CHRO. He previously held leadership positions with Siemens, Wachovia Bank and INROADS Inc.

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Dillard University and Tulane University, respectively.

Carla J. Chaney has been appointed CHRO at Equifax Inc., where she will have global responsibility for the HR center of excellence.

Most recently, she was executive vice president of HR and communications at Graphic Packaging International, where she led HR programs and acquisition integrations, as well as drove improvements to employee-development programs. Previously, she held leadership positions at Exide Technologies, Newell Rubbermaid and Georgia-Pacific Corp.

Chaney earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Cision announced Susan Steele as global CHRO for the media-software and services provider. She will focus on fostering a continuous-learning environment, enhancing productivity and leveraging the employee experience for company and client success.

Steele has more than 25 years of experience in the HR field, with a particular focus on using AI and emerging technologies to empower employees. Prior to joining Cision, she was HR reinvention lead for global talent and transformation at IBM. She has also held HR-leadership roles at WPP, Deloitte and Linklaters.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in English, French and management science from Carnegie Mellon University.

TDIndustries has named Steve Cunningham as the new chief people officer for the company, which provides engineering, construction and facilities services.

Cunningham has more than 20 years of experience in HR leadership, most recently at Essilor of America, an optical-products developer. Previously, he held leadership roles at Frito-Lay, BCE West and Circle K Corp.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Creighton University and a master’s degree in industrial/organization psychology from the University of Nebraska.

OnDeck has appointed Deb Stroff as its next chief people officer, where she will lead all aspects of the small-business lender’s people strategy.

Stroff previously was CHRO at Hogarth Worldwide, and she has also held leadership roles at EY, Time Inc. and Ritz-Carlton.

She holds a bachelor of science degree from New York University.

Charlene Thomas recently took the helm of the United Parcel Service Inc.’s HR operations. Thomas was named CHRO earlier this summer, filling a role vacated by longtime leader Teri McClure, who made history as the first African-American senior vice president at the company.

Thomas has worked at UPS since 1989, most recently leading small-package operations across 25 states. She has also served in roles in global marketing, corporate learning and talent development.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Temple University and a master’s degree in business from Eastern University.

Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. has appointed Mary Beth DeNooyer as CHRO. In this capacity, she will lead all global HR operations, including business-partner teams, talent management and development, talent acquisition, total rewards, HR operations, compliance, and diversity and inclusion.

DeNooyer comes to the position with nearly 25 years of experience in the HR space. Most recently, she served as CHRO at Pinnacle Foods Inc. and previously held leadership positions at Hillshire Brands, Sara Lee, the Pepsi Bottling Group and General Mills.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Drexel University and a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Jen Colletta is managing editor at HRE. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in writing from La Salle University in Philadelphia and spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter and editor before joining HRE. She can be reached at [email protected]