City of Portland human resources director stepping down unexpectedly

Anna Kanwit, director of human resources for the city of Portland for the past 5 1/2 years, announced Wednesday that she is resigning effective Nov. 30. Her departure was unexpected.She helped oversee a workforce of about 8,000 people, including seasonal and part-time employees. She took the lead on negotiating with the city’s many unions.


Human Resources Management Association of Chicago Selects SmithBucklin for Full-Service Association Management

After a three-month competitive search HRMAC’s Executive Committee selected Summy to lead the organization, citing her comprehensive record of accomplishments as well as her ability to move forward organizational goals. Summy was most recently the Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Previously, she served as Vice President of the Personal Membership Groups of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Executive Director of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. She is an active member of Association Forum and a mentor at MATTER, a community of healthcare innovators, entrepreneurs and start-ups.


Blue Apron (APRN) Appoints Lainie Cooney as Chief Human Resources Officer

Blue Apron (NYSE: APRN) has announced that Lainie Cooney has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. Cooney is a member of Blue Apron’s executive leadership team, responsible for driving the company’s human resources strategy and reporting to Chief Executive Officer Matt Salzberg.

Cooney joins Blue Apron with over 20 years of experience designing and executing human resource strategies across geographically dispersed organizations, with a focus on operational excellence, change management, talent acquisition and performance management.

“I’m excited to welcome Lainie to Blue Apron and believe she will be an invaluable member of our team,” said Blue Apron CEO Matt Salzberg


NMSU alumna named assistant vice president for human resource services

Gena Jones, an alumna of New Mexico State University, has been named the university’s assistant vice president for human resource services, bringing more than 24 years of human resource experience to NMSU.

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Gena Jones, an alumna of New Mexico State University, has been named NMSU’s new assistant vice president of human resource services. (Courtesy photo) 
Her first day at NMSU will be Nov. 16.


New human resources director in Concord

CONCORD — Jasmin Loi is the new director of human resources, replacing Elia Bamberger who retired earlier this month.

Loi comes to Concord from Vallejo, where she oversaw the human resources department, represented the city in labor negotiations and advised department directors and managers on personnel matters, organizational structuring and issues relating to employee classification and compensation.

Loi will earn an annual salary of $176,000 plus medical and retirement benefits. Her first day is Oct. 23.


Concord Names New Human Resources Director

CONCORD, CA – Jasmin Loi was appointed Concord’s new Director of Human Resources, replacing Elia Bamberger who retired last week, according to city officials.

Loi, whose first day will be Oct. 23, recently worked as the Human Resources Director for Vallejo, and also previously was Indio’s director of human resources and risk Management and human resources service manager for the County of Riverside.



Stevens Industries Inc. welcomes Sandra Bushby as Human Resources Manager

Stevens Industries, Inc. welcomed Sandra Bushby as its new Human Resources Manager.

Bushby steps into the role after the retirement of Joan Thies, who had been with the company since 1999. Bushby was previously employed at Execulnsight, KPMG LLP and Pfizer. She is a Certified Inclusion and Diversity Professional/Advanced Practitioner (CCDP/AP) and has a degree in Marketing, Business Administration and Mass Communications from Illinois State University. Her specialties include leveraging work styles, creating inclusive workforces and fostering employee engagement.


China aims to expand human resources industry

BEIJING, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) — China will foster growth of the human resources industry in the next few years to better serve the country’s economic development, according to a government plan.

By the end of 2020, China expects revenue of the human resource industry to reach about 303.7 billion U.S. dollars, according to an action plan released by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.


Gazali Abas is new sec-gen for Human Resources Ministry

PUTRAJAYA: Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa announced the appointment of Dr Mohd Gazali Abas as the new Human Resources Ministry’s secretary-general effective today.

Gazali, who is the National Institute of Public Administration (Intan) director, has served in the public sector for 31 years, starting from Jan 31, 1986. “He has vast experience in the field of human resources as well as in project and financial management.


Peraton Names Laurie Foglesong Chief Human Resources Officer

Peraton Names Laurie Foglesong Chief Human Resources Officer

Peraton Names Laurie Foglesong Chief Human Resources Officer

Peraton CEO Stu Shea has promoted Laurie Foglesong to the position of chief human resources officer.

Foglesong has more than 20 years of experience in human resources, most recently serving as HR director for Harris Corporation. She was an integral leader in the transition of its legacy government IT services business. Previously, Foglesong led HR for other government contracting and tech-centric companies, including Engineering Management & Integration, Ariel Research Corporation, and Advanced Switching Communication.