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Merritt Island, FL 32952
Human Resources Executive with US and Int'l expat experience.
44 years experience W2
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I am ready to get back to work! Successful HR experience with large corporations. Remote or onsite. Skilled in Defense and Aerospace contracting, CONUS / OCONUS. I will not relocate Skilled in managing large employee populations within the US and International operations, varied contract types within highly matrixed and lean environments. Developed long range HR plans & strategies in support of company business objectives. A proactive hands-on leader, experienced in fast-paced, high growth, proposal intensive environments in the US and international locations (USA, EMEA, APAC). Extensive US and International HR and operations business experience within Fortune 100 corporations. Life as a Navy "brat" and as a career Army wife, I am highly adaptable to changing environments and priorities. Experienced in Govt Contracting, Department of State, Department of Defense, Aerospace Industry, High Tech, Manufacturing and Retail. TRUE international experience. Core Specialties

  • Ethics Compliance
  • Employee Relations and Investigations
  • Employment Law / Compliance
  • Mergers / Acquisitions Integration
  • HRIS systems: People Soft, SAP, ADP Workforce Now, Paycom
  • Long Range Workforce Planning
  • Organizational Development
  • Performance Management / Talent Management
  • Benefits Design and Compensation. Staffing, Recruiting, On boarding
  • HR Policy Development and Deployment
  • Strategic Planning / Tactical Execution
  • Center of Excellence Leader
  • Talent Management
  • Salary / Benefits Administration
  • Multi-Site / Multi Location Mgmt
  • Union / Non Union Employee Relations.
  • Int'l Programs and Projects.
  • Expat Management / Deployment
  • US and Intl Employment Law.

Head of HR
Jan 2019 - present
Charlotte, NC
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Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Director
Jun 2016 - Aug 2018
Melbourne, FL
As a member of the Executive staff I was responsible implementing and maintaining the organization’s Human Resource Strategy. Includes driving key human resource initiatives: performance management, compensation planning, succession planning, skills development, employee relations, organizational effectiveness, employee health and wellness. Responsible for providing oversight to all areas of the organization. Respond to federal and local agencies inquiries; coordinate activities and contracts with business brokers and vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with all federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Develop recruitment and hiring strategy
  • Work with legal counsel in researching applicable local, state, and federal laws to mitigate risk.
  • Conduct investigations of workplace and ethics issues.
  • Develop written investigation reports to support appropriate employment-related disciplinary consequences.
  • Developed equitable compensation plan and policy Company Sold
Performance Management Project Management Human Resource Cabling Compliance
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Senior Human Resources Contract Consultant
Jan 2013 - Feb 2016
Developed and directed management activities for high profile aircraft and security projects. Served as a major contributor in the development of Bid & Proposal responses. Created HR processes and policies and implemented change to ensure consistency, positive visibility and customer satisfaction. Developed organizational planning and policy development and executed in accordance with US and international labor law.
  • Successfully developed and directed HR process for high profile projects for private ventures.
  • Coordinated with corporate leaders, embassy professionals and foreign military advisors
  • Developed and organized business deployments to Haiti and the Middle East (Jordan) and organized deployments in accordance with US and international labor law
  • Served as a major contributor in the development of B&P response process for border patrol aircraft program (Jordan/Syria). Mission completed
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Director, Global Human Resources
Jul 2010 - Nov 2012
Developed and directed actions to support business units within the US, APAC, EMEA. Responsible for management and oversight of diverse workforce in excess of 6k employees in 18 US and Intl locations. Created strategic implementation plans to effectively integrate business acquisitions and new contract awards. Managed and executed multiple concurrent projects and established effective relationships with management and staff. Heavy emphasis on employee/labor relations, ethics and compliance. Managed significant complex employee relations issues reducing legal exposure.
  • Led 16 direct reports in the US and overseas.
  • Successfully created strategic hiring and retention plans for the integration and management of projects in the US, EMEA
  • Developed benefit and compensation plans for US and international populations (expats, local nationals, third country nationals).
  • Responsible for the direction and support of HR activities in high threat zone international locations (WPS, World Protective Services, and MRAP, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle support).
  • DoD Security Clearance DoS contract ended
Project Management Human Resource Employ Compliance
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Senior Employee Relations Business Partner.. REMOTE
Jan 2009 - Oct 2010
Tampa, FL
Responsible for advising and supporting business units in the US & Canada in the areas of employee and labor relations, corrective actions, terminations, harassment, discrimination investigations, hiring, and policy related issues. Consulted with the legal advisory team to mitigate legal exposure. Analyzed employment related concerns, patterns, and business needs to proactively develop and implement action plans to address pervasive issues. Investigates, advises and coaches business unit management on resolving employee issues and concerns.
  • Successfully conducted high risk ethics and compliance investigations
  • Advised and supported 450 business units in North America (US & Canada), union/non-union
  • Partnered with legal and management teams to resolve issues and mitigate legal exposure.
  • Recommended action plans consistent with company policies, and US labor law. Relocated after death of spouse
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Regional Manager Human Resources, Florida
May 2006 - Dec 2008
State Of Florida, FL
Effectively investigated high risk employee concerns and took action consistent with company policies and practices. Served as internal consultant for employee relations issues; terminations, harassment, discrimination investigations, hiring, legal concerns and other policy related issues. Analyzed employment-related concerns, patterns, and business needs and proactively developed and implemented action plans to address pervasive issues. Partnered with business leaders on organizational capabilities and capacity.
  • Directed and supported human resources within 12 retail districts in excess of 5600 employees
  • Conducted and resolved high level investigations
  • Directed and trained human resources staff in compliance and human resources effectiveness.
  • Ensured effective and compliant handling and resolution of employee issues and concerns.
  • Provided training and oversight to business leaders and managers Accepted opportunity to be "virtual"
Human Resource Compliance Employ
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Manager, Human Resources (VA/FL)
Sep 2003 - Aug 2006
Managed Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, Recruitment, and HR compliance, Training, Staffing and Recruitment and conducted several Mass Hiring Events. Managed ADA, COBRA, FMLA, and OSHA compliance responsibilities. Responsible for the development of strategic plans to roadmap business program requirements. Successfully represented corporation in OSHA employee complaints, and Employment Commission hearings.
  • Managed and developed human resources departments for existing and newly opened facilities.
  • Provided coaching and organizational development processes and advised management teams.
  • Successfully led mass hiring and seasonal hiring events within the region.
  • Successfully represented corporation on employee complaints, and hearings
Strategic Planning Human Resource Compliance Training Staffing
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Senior Manager, Business Operations / Human Resources
Jan 1996 - Dec 2002
Managed Organizational Development, Strategic Planning, Compensation, Benefits, Employee Relations, Recruitment, Training, Staffing and Recruitment. Responsible for the development of strategic plans to roadmap business program requirements. Successfully represented corporation in OSHA employee complaints, and Employment Commission hearings. Managed and created human resources departments for several newly opened facilities. Provided coaching and organizational development processes and advice to management teams.
  • Coordinated and managed new business acquisitions and customer deliverable requirements
  • Managed 10 HR and administrative and support personnel in the areas of HR, payroll, contracts, benefits, safety, facilities and security.
  • Responsible for employee relations, special investigations, international labor law for project/program compliance, policy reviews.
  • DoD Security Clearance DoD contract completed
Compliance Strategic Planning Human Resource Training Staffing
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Senior Project Administrator, Atmospheric Research (GTE)
Jan 1990 - Jun 1994
Developed, directed and deployed actions to support business operational units within the US, EMEA, APAC. Responsible for full range of HR including proposal development, project management. Consult with senior management to modify/shape the corporate HR policies, practices and strategies to meet customer requirements. Bonded procurement agent.
  • Responsible for sourcing and procurement of services and supplies. Successfully negotiated vendor contracts
  • Coordinated press briefings, public affairs activities and tours of government owned aircraft
  • Successfully managed contractor supported logistics and administration of large, highly visible NASA research program.
  • Developed expense and budget process for expense control, later adopted by the corporation
  • DoD Security Clearance NASA Contract completed
Project Management Proposal Development Sourcing Procurement Logistics
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Management Analyst
Jul 1977 - Dec 1989
Served in various program management positions supporting manpower and program management within the US and Europe (Desert Shield / Desert Storm). Focus was on manpower reductions and cost savings. Conducted major human resources impact analysis studies. Served as an internal auditor responsible for coordination and oversight of financial activities under the Morale, Welfare & Recreation services of the largest US community outside the US.
  • Supported various program mgmt. positions for manpower and program functions within the US and Europe.
  • Responsible for major human resources impact analysis studies DoD Security Clearance End of assignment
Program Management Human Resource Auditing Analysis
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Public Administration, Int'l Relations (Strategic Planning)
Troy University DC Metro Alumni
Human Resources Management and Services
University at Albany, SUNY
Pre Med / Allied Health, Radiology
City College of San Francisco
Human Resource
Program Management
Strategic Planning
Project Management
Proposal Development
Performance Management
Contract Negotiations
Customer Service
HRIS (Human Resource Information Systems)
Project Planning
Workforce Planning