Human resource leadership promotions and appointments.
By: | December 12, 2018 • 2 min read
Topics: HR Leadership
Businessman climbing the corporate ladder of success

Carey Martin will succeed David Binkley as chief HR officer at Whirlpool Corp. Martin has been with the company since 2013, serving first as vice president of human resources for North America, then as vice president of global HR in 2017.

Before joining Whirlpool, she held numerous global-leadership roles at Eaton Corp. Martin earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business and a master’s degree in HR and labor and industrial relations from MSU.

Namely recently hired Lorna Hagen as its chief people officer. Before joining Namely, Hagen was chief people officer at OnDeck. She also held various leadership roles at Loft, Dow Jones and HarperCollins.


In her new role, Hagen will manage Namely’s people operations team, and will also share her perspective on the future of work at industry conferences, including HRE’s Health & Benefits Leadership Conference and Namely’s HR Redefined.

Hagen earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality business management from Cornell University.

Alexina Chai recently accepted a position as senior vice president of human resources at Alexander & Baldwin, a commercial real estate company based in Hawaii. Most recently, she served as senior director of business and clinical strategy at UnitedHealth Group.

Prior to her work at UnitedHealth Group, Chai served as senior vice president and human resources director for American Savings Bank. She has also held HR and leadership positions at American Express, the St. Paul Travelers Inc. and Aon Hewitt.

Chai earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Carleton College and a master’s degree in organizational psychology at Columbia University. She also holds a mini-master’s certificate in human capital management from the University of St. Thomas.


Ashley Bugeja Vuu has been named the senior director of human resources at TA Digital, which provides digital-transformation solutions.

In this role, Bugeja Vuu will oversee the employee experience for all of the company’s North American employees. Before starting at TA Digital, she held numerous HR-leadership positions at large tech consultancies, including Infosys, Unisys and Computer Science Corp.

Bugeja Vuu earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Roosevelt University.

Danielle Westermann King is a former staff writer for HRE.

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