Cumberland native appointed state’s new director of human resources

PROVIDENCE – Kyle Adamonis, a Cumberland native who now lives in North Attleboro, Mass., was named last week as the state’s executive director of human resources/personnel administrator.

“I am pleased to announce that Kyle Adamonis will be leading our Division of Human Resources, where she will spearhead the state’s efforts to build, maintain and develop a skilled modern workforce,” said Department of Administration Director Michael DiBiase in a release.


Sullivan University names new VP of Human Resources

LOUISVILLE (Aug. 28, 2017) – Melissa Lowe, who over more than a decade built the Sullivan University System Human Resources Department into a tremendous asset for the entire system, has been promoted to Vice President of Human Resources for the system.

Melissa Lowe, VP Human Resources, Sullivan University

Lowe holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Louisville and a Master’s degree in Human Resource Leadership from Sullivan University. Lowe is a Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS), Senior Professional of Human Resource (SPHR), and SHRM Senior Human Resources Professional


Human Resources launches bilingual e-newsletter

Human Resources has served the HR practitioner community in Hong Kong since 2015.  Thanks to the support of the local human resources community, Human Resourcesmagazine has quickly become one of the most popular publications for the industry in Hong Kong and the region.

Today, it is my pleasure to announce to you, our dear readers, that our e-newsletter will from now on be available in both English and traditional Chinese.


BFAIR Names New Director of Human Resources

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Berkshire Family & Individual Resources has appointed Michelle Baity as the director of human resources.

A key member of the senior leadership team at BFAIR, Baity brings great experience and knowledge to the organization. Prior to joining BFAIR, Baity’s extensive human resource experience includes the past 16 years at Berkshire County ARC, most recently serving as the assistant director of human resources. During her tenure at Berkshire County ARC, she worked in all capacities within the human resource field, gaining new responsibilities and skills throughout the years.

Prior to her work in human resources, Baity’s career was rooted in a dedication to the field of human services.


Twitter CMO Leslie Berland is also taking over human resources as the new ‘Head of People’

Twitter hired another HR exec from American Express, where Berland used to work. Twitter has found someone to take over its top human resources role that’s been empty for almost six months: Leslie Berland, who is already in the building as Twitter’s CMO and head of communications.

Berland’s expanded role ed internally Thwas announcursday by CEO Jack Dorsey, according to a source. A company spokesperson confirmed that Berland is now overseeing the human resources team as “Head of People” and will continue to run marketing and communications


Lisa DeMatteo hired as Humboldt County Human Resources director

The following is a press release issued by the Humboldt County Administrative Office:

The County of Humboldt is pleased to announce Lisa DeMatteo as its new director of Human Resources. DeMatteo was appointed to the position by the Board of Supervisors in July and began work last week.

DeMatteo has extensive experience providing senior-level human resources administration to organizations in diverse industries including not-for-profit healthcare, public education, manufacturing and service organizations.


UM System’s human resources leader resigns

After nearly a year as the interim vice president for human resources and chief human resources officer in the University of Missouri System, Jill Pollock has resigned effective immediately.

UM System President Mun Choi notified staff of her decision via an email. Pollock did not immediately respond to an email Tuesday afternoon.


Sodexo India appoints Pradeep Chavda as director of human resources

Sodexo has announced the appointment of Pradeep Chavda as the new human resources director of its India operations, effective August 2017, said a company statement issued today. Chavda takes over from Mallika Dsouza, who has moved into a larger role in the global seniors segment at Sodexo in the United States.

Chavda is a graduate from MS University, Baroda and has a Master’s degree in social work and two postgraduate diplomas; one in human resources and the second in industrial relations and personnel management.


Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources awards two 2017 scholarships

JSAHR (Jersey Shore Association of Human Resources), a human resources organization that provides two annual scholarships to support its commitment to education and the advancement of the Human Resources profession, has awarded two Ann C. Edwards scholarships.

The Ann C. Edwards SPHR Scholarship is given annually as a tribute to Ms. Ann C. Edwards, the founding member of JSAHR who served in various board and leadership roles in human resources profession in New Jersey, including president of JSAHR.


Schneider Electric Appoints Helen Bradley New Human Resources Lead in North America

ANDOVER, Mass.Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today named Helen Bradley to its North America Operations leadership team as Senior Vice President of Human Resources in the region. Helen will be responsible for overseeing Schneider Electric’s people strategy and driving the company’s vision of creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce.