Human resource leadership promotions and appointments.
By: | October 1, 2018 • 2 min read
Topics: HR Leadership
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Katherine Richardson has accepted a position as chief HR officer at the PURE Group of Insurance Cos. She will be tasked with developing core people strategies to build upon PURE’s workplace culture.

Richardson previously was senior vice president and global head of HR at Allied World Assurance Co. She has a bachelor’s degree in business and history from Texas A&M University and a professional certification through SHRM.

Lorisse Garcia was recently appointed senior vice president of people operations at Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, the parent company of the Tampa Bay Lightning. She will be tasked with enhancing employee engagement and satisfaction.

Garcia previously consulted for the hockey team and its parent company. She also spent 18 years with the Orlando Magic basketball team in numerous leadership roles.


Garcia has a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Rollins College and is a leadership and career coach.

Thomas Pearl accepted a role at Organogenesis Inc., a regenerative-medicine company, as vice president of human resources. He will oversee recruiting and the development and support for hundreds of global positions.

Most recently, Pearl was vice president of HR and laboratory diagnostics at Siemens AG. He also held numerous leadership roles at Bayer HealthCare, where he led the strategic direction of HR functions for the global company.

Pearl has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Siena College.

Communications-services company Sprint Corp. promoted Deeanne King to chief HR officer. She has worked at Sprint for almost 30 years, most recently as senior vice president of omnichannel operations and customer experience.


King spent 13 years of her time at Sprint in HR, including in executive roles overseeing training, talent development and relationship management. She currently leads a cross-functional, inter-departmental team focused on improving the customer experience.

King earned a bachelor’s of business administration in computer information systems from Baylor University and has participated in Georgetown University’s Strategic Business Leadership Series, Duke University’s Executive Leadership Program and KPMG’s Executive Women’s Leadership Forum.

Jack Ryan recently joined financial-services firm Rockefeller Capital Management as its chief human capital officer. In this role, Ryan will be responsible for all HR functions, including leadership development and management across wealth management, asset management and strategic advisory.

Before joining Rockefeller, Ryan spent 25 years at General Electric, most recently as chief learning officer.

Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and graduated from GE’s Human Resources Management Program.

Danielle Westermann King is a former staff writer for HRE.

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