Kudos to our certificants who have recently taken on a new job or have received a promotion or other type of recognition for their hard work in the HR profession! We’re keeping an eye out for announcements online, but feel free to let us know about your achievement. If you hold a PHR®, an SPHR®, HRBP℠, HRMP℠, GPHR® or California Certification and want to share your great news with fellow certificants, send an email to Margaret.Brown@HRCI.org
with a link to your announcement.
This week, our hats are off to:Alan Barlow, SPHR
, who is the new CEO of the Seneca Nation Health System. Barlow brings over seven years of executive health care administration experience to the position and holds dual master’s degrees in American Studies and Management and Human Resources from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Barlow has served as an HR director and CEO for several tribal and Indian Health Service (IHS) programs, including CEO of the Tule River Indian Health Center in California and the Fort Yates Indian Hospital in North Dakota.Amrita Bhalla, GPHR
, is the new Chief People Officer for the Thailand based hotel-management company ONYX Hospitality Group. In her new role, Bhalla is responsible for developing and advancing the HR organization for operations in South East Asia, Middle East and beyond. She brings experience from some of the world’s leading hospitality brands, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and The Oberoi Group where she was the executive vice president of Human Resources and was responsible for the group's global HR function. Russ Jackson, SPHR
and vice president of HR for Safeway, has been named by Human Resource Executive magazine to the influential 2012 HR Honor Roll. Human Resource Executive selected Jackson and four other HR professionals to recognize and feature in the October issue. Among his accomplishments at Safeway, Jackson has been instrumental in strengthening the company's leadership development efforts. The magazine noted that Jackson"implemented a series of new programs aimed at recruiting ex-military personnel for key roles; reshaped the organization's competency model; and enhanced the organization's already highly regarded health initiatives."René Lewis, SPHR
, is the new vice president of human resources for Residential Finance Corporation (RFC). Lewis will manage the strategic direction of employee relations, personnel development, compensation and benefits, and the company’s many culture-building and employee satisfaction initiatives. Lewis brings more than 13 years of HR experience to RFC across the spectrum of human resources, including leadership development, strategy, and employee relations. Prior to joining RFC, Lewis was the director of human resources for Signature WorldWide in Dublin, Ohio.
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