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After meeting in closed session Wednesday, the Oneida County Labor Relations and Employee Services Committee approved an annual salary increase of around $2,000 for county human resources director Lisa Charbarneau.

Charbarneau, who will be at the county’s pay grade “S” at step “8” effective Jan. 13, will receive an annual salary of $84,896, an increase of around 2.5 percent.


Angela Ridge Named Vice President, Human Resources for CFI

JOPLIN, Mo.Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CFI, a North American full-truckload carrier and division of TFI International Inc., today announced the appointment of Angela Ridge to the position of Vice President, Human Resources, reporting to CFI President Tim Staroba. Ridge’s experience and expertise within the transportation and logistics industry will create immediate value and forward momentum, strengthening CFI.

Ridge was most recently the Corporate Education Strategist for Oregon State University, where she was responsible for the university’s corporate training programs and staff development initiatives, including the implementation of an institutional-wide learning management system.


Planet Home Lending adds Kimberly Grandy as VP of human resources LENDING Planet Home Lending adds Kimberly Grandy as VP of human resources

Planet Home Lending has announced that Kimberly Grandy has joined the lender and servicer as its new vice president of human resources.

Most recently, Grandy was a part of J.G. Wentworth‘s home lending division, where she revamped the performance management system and created policies and procedures that enabled the company to onboard employees faster and in compliance.

City welcomes Keri Smith as new Human Resources Specialist

–On Nov 27, the City of Paso Robles welcomed Keri Smith as the new Human Resources Specialist to the Administrative services Department. Smith was raised in Apple Valley, CA, and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources (HR) Management from San Diego State University in 2010. Smith has since worked in many HR capacities, most recently as Human Resources Generalist for Hogue Tool and Machine, Inc.


Broward Health Appoints New Corporate Chief Human Resources Officer

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Broward Health has announced the addition of Kiera Page, MLER as the new corporate chief human resources officer.

“We are pleased to be welcoming Kiera to the Broward Health team. With her background and experience, we are confident she will help build effective relationships with all levels of management and employees,” said Beverly Capasso, interim president and CEO of Broward Health.

Page has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Kean University in Union, New Jersey and a Master of Labor & Employment Relations from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.


Smetana named to Human Resources role

Erik Smetana has been named executive director for compensation and talent for Vanderbilt University Human Resources. Smetana, most recently associate vice president and deputy chief HR officer for the University of Missouri system, will join Vanderbilt Human Resources on Jan. 3 and will help lead strategic and operating initiatives that seamlessly integrate HR’s consulting functions involving job design, classification, compensation, candidate sourcing, and hiring to help ensure that hiring units across campus can recruit and retain great employees.

Smetana is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) as well as the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR), and he sits on the research advisory committee of the national board of CUPA-HR.


Home Health VNA names new human resources manager


Chanel Adu, of Burlington, has been named human resources manager for Home Health Foundation, which consists of Home Health VNA, Merrimack Valley Hospice and HomeCare Inc.

In this role, Adu will oversee the staffing, compensation, benefits and employee relations activities for one of the largest home health and hospice agencies in the region. In addition, Adu will be responsible for employee engagement and retention and the advancement of corporate culture initiatives across all three companies.


Deborah Deters Named EVP – Chief Human Resources Officer at Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc.(NASDAQ:HTLF)  announced today that it has named Deborah Deters as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. She will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team and report to President, Bruce Lee.

Deters, who most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at HUB International, LTD, brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Heartland. She is a member of Human Resources Professional Association (HRPA).


Pfitzinger Takes Over As City HR Director

Shauna Pfitzinger has taken over the human resources (HR) duties for the city of Washington.

Pfitzinger, 40, recently was hired by the city to fill a newly created position. She started Nov. 1 as the human resources generalist for the city.

Pfitzinger said she was excited to work for the city. A St. Clair native, she has been a Washington resident for the last 17 years.

“I’m going to handle everything from hiring, to training, to disciplinary actions to benefits,” she said. “Really everything in the day-to-day HR world.”