Category: Faces of HR

Faces of HR profiles members of the human resources community, sharing their personal experiences, successes, challenges, current practices, aspirations, and opinions on topics impacting the industry and its workforce.

Faces of HR: How Nicole Dawson Built a Trendsetting Workplace at BAL

In the fast-paced world of immigration law, where navigating complex legalities is par for the course, Nicole Dawson, Chief People and Culture Officer at BAL, isn’t just building a team; she’s crafting a culture. With a career spanning nearly two decades, her journey from recruiter to HR leader is a testament to her passion for […]

Faces of HR: Heidi Burton in Harmony with Growth at Stinson LLP

Heidi Burton isn’t your average HR leader. She’s a strategist, a sculptor of talent, and the mastermind behind Stinson LLP‘s thriving HR landscape. As chief HR officer, she works together with firm leadership to identify the needs that fuel growth. But her vision extends far beyond simply filling roles. Her mission? To cultivate a culture […]

Faces of HR: Michele Silverman on Championing Well-Being at Veterinary Innovative Partners

Michele Silverman isn’t your average HR leader. With two decades of experience, she’s not just a master of policy and procedure but also an architect of meaningful employee experiences. At Veterinary Innovative Partners (VIP), a network of over 40 veterinarian-owned-and-operated hospitals across nine states, her mission is clear: to empower veterinarians and their teams to […]

Faces of HR: Alexander Schaffel on Alignment and Harmonious Relationships

After undergrad, Alexander Schaffel got his start in the HR industry working in recruiting, with a focus on front-office financial services for a New York City-based organization. Not long after, he segued into law, practiced for 12 years, and joined Segal McCambridge, where he has spent the past 7 years as a shareholder. After some […]

Faces of HR: Andrew Scivally on Creating Safe Spaces to Learn and Fail, Decisiveness, and Taking Risks

Fast-forward to today, and Scivally, Cofounder and CEO of ELB Learning, a software company dedicated to creating learning experiences that unlock employee performance, is proud to share that ELB Learning has completely transformed. “We’re six times stronger after acquiring and integrating industry-leading learning technology and service companies over the past three years,” he told HR […]

Faces of HR: Katherine Loranger on Leading with Integrity and HR as a Service Function

Meet Katherine Loranger, Chief People Officer at Safeguard Global, a global workforce management company. She brings more than two decades of experience to her role, where she provides strategic HR planning to not only tap the best talent available but also position Safeguard Global as an employer of choice within the industry.  As a people leader, […]

Faces of HR: Veronica Calderon on Accessibility, Advocacy, and Alignment

Meet Veronica Calderon, Chief Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity Officer at DeVry University. She has more than 20 years of experience in a number of industries, including higher education, banking, health care, and long-term care. Before joining DeVry, she served as Senior Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at Truliant Federal Credit Union. In […]

Faces of HR: Angela Cheng-Cimini on Leading with a Conscience, Uniqueness, and Wisdom

Meet Angela Cheng-Cimini, SVP, Talent and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Harvard Business Publishing, which focuses on improving business management practices through myriad resources, including articles, books, case studies, simulations, videos, learning programs, and digital tools. She joined the publishing company in 2021, bringing more than 30 years of HR experience across multiple sectors […]

Faces of HR: Tyana Owings on Prioritizing Humanity, L&D, and Mentorship

Meet Tyana Owings, Director of People at Cloverleaf, a SaaS company that provides automated coaching to every team member. Over the course of her impressive career, Owings has grown into a talent development and people operations leader who believes companies succeed most when they truly put their people first. Early in her management career while […]

Faces of HR: Nina Lucas on Persistence, Possibility, and Progress

Meet Nina Lucas, Chief People Officer (CPO) at Omnia Exterior Solutions, a CCMP Growth Advisors, LP portfolio company, which helps support and grow high-potential residential roofing and remodeling businesses. Lucas brings more than 25 years of HR management experience to her role, including leading significant company transformations. Prior to joining Omnia Exterior Services, Lucas served […]