People

Human resource leadership promotions and appointments.
By: | April 2, 2018 • 5 min read
Topics: HR Leadership

Lori Sundberg has been named chief human resources officer at Western Digital Corp. In this role, she will work to align the company’s global HR and people strategies with its technology-transformation goals.

Sundberg has more than 20 years of experience in HR and most recently served as senior vice president of global human resources at Jacobs, a supply company with more than 50,000 global employees. She also worked as an HR leader at American Express and Arizona Public Services Co.

Sundberg has a bachelor of science degree in business management from Brigham Young University.

Elaine Cha was recently appointed as assistant vice president for HCM systems in the Office of Human Resources at Princeton University. Cha will work to integrate business processes and enhance workforce-planning analytics; lead HR-technology initiatives; and ensure HR services and standards meet university needs.

Most recently, Cha was global director for HR technology and service delivery at International Flavors and Fragrances. She earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Binghamton University and a master’s of business administration from the IFF/INSEAD Leadership Program.

Loews Hotels and Co. has hired Elizabeth Norberg as the hospitality group’s chief human resources officer and executive vice president. She will lead the company’s HR and people strategies.

Before joining Loews, Norberg was the executive vice president and chief human resources officer at RLH Corp. She earned a bachelor of science degree in business management from Colorado State University.

Carmel Galvin recently joined Autodesk Inc. as chief human resources officer. In that role, she will be responsible for the company’s HR strategy, learning and organizational development, talent acquisition and employee relations. In addition to her HR role, she will also manage Autodesk’s corporate real estate, travel, safety and security.

Galvin has more than 25 years of experience in HR leadership. Most recently, she was chief HR officer at Glassdoor. Prior to that, she worked at Deloitte, Advent Software and MSCI Barra Inc.

Galvin received a bachelor’s degree in political science and business from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and a master’s degree in business studies at the University College Dublin’s Smurfit School of Business.

Clemson University has hired Emily Watrous, an alumna, to serve as its chief human resources officer. She will head the Office of Human Resources, which supports talent acquisition, classification and compensation, benefits, learning and performance, employee relations, HR information technology and more.

Before joining her alma mater, Watrous was the chief human resources officer at Southern First Bank.

She will also serve as a member of Clemson’s executive board.

CampusLogic recently named Stacie Mallen its chief people officer.

Mallen has more than 20 years of experience in HR, including at Ulthera, where she oversaw the company’s people operations while it more than quadrupled in size.

Mallen earned a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Butler University.

Jacqueline M. Welch has been named head of human resources, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Freddie Mac. Welch joined Freddie Mac in 2016. She will oversee all HR functions and lead the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.

Before joining Freddie Mac, Welch was the senior vice president of international human resources for Turner Broadcasting.

She has a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in human resource management/personnel administration from The New School.

Tanika Giles has been named vice president of human resources at Waste Industries. Giles has more than 16 years of experience in HR and most recently led Ackerman Security’s human resource department.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Giles received a master’s degree in human resource management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. She is currently in a doctorate program at Walden University, studying industrial/organizational psychology and leadership/coaching development.

Aaron Bean has joined Nutanix as its chief human resources officer, overseeing the global people and places operations for the enterprise cloud-computing company.

Prior to joining Nutanix, Bean was the vice president of human resources at Skyhigh Network, where he handled recruitment and retention initiatives.

He earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Southern California.

Box Inc., a cloud content-management company, announced that Christy Lake will serve as its chief people officer. Lake began her career at Bain & Co. and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and has been an HR leader at The Home Depot, HP and most recently at Medallia, a SaaS company.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Connecticut.

Danielle Westermann King, staff writer for HRE, received her bachelor’s degree in English from Temple University. She has written and edited articles for various print and online healthcare publications and is now setting her sights on human resources. She can be reached at [email protected]

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