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Toys“R”Us, Inc. [WAYNE, N.J.] announced that it has named Tim Grace as Executive Vice President, Global Chief Talent Officer. Mr. Grace previously served as Group Vice President, Human Resources, L’Oreal Group, where he led all human resources functions across North and South America. Prior to that, he spent 12 years at Schindler Elevator Corporation as Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration. Earlier in his career, Mr. Grace held various senior human resources roles at Wise Foods, Diageo (formerly Grand Metropolitan) and in the Frito Lay division of PepsiCo.
TripAdvisor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIP) [NEEDHAM, Mass.] announced the appointment of Beth Grous to the position of chief people officer. Previously, Grous was at Nuance Communications, where she had been the senior vice president of human resources. Before Nuance, Grous spent three years at Sanofi Corporation, serving as vice president of human resources. She also held a number of roles at Genzyme Corporation for nine years, including vice president of human resources, before it was acquired by Sanofi. Additionally, Grous held human resources leadership positions at Perot Systems Healthcare Services, Reebok International, Aramark Educational Services and Federated Department Stores.
ServiceSource® (NASDAQ:SREV) [SAN FRANCISCO] announced it has appointed seasoned HR executive Judy Morris as the company’s Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining ServiceSource, Morris served as Senior Vice President of HR at Dallas-based Aegis Global. Before Aegis, she was Vice President of HR of the Americas region with Sitel. In previous roles, Morris has served as Vice President of Human Resources at Comcast, leading the HR function for the Colorado region; and Director of HR at Archstone-Smith. During her HR career, Morris was also the Vice President of HR, and first employee, at Cloud 10 Corporation.
Exide Technologies [MILTON, Ga.] announced the appointment of Leslie W. Joyce as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, and Vice President Human Resources-Americas. Prior to joining the Company, she served at Novelis Inc., most recently as the Senior Vice President, Chief People Officer. Before her tenure at Novelis, Dr. Joyce was Vice President and Chief Learning Officer for The Home Depot. Earlier in her career, she also held positions of increasing responsibility with GlaxoSmithKline, and served in senior Human Resources roles in both public and private sector companies.
New Jersey American Water [VOORHEES, N.J.] announced that Holly Rotkowitz has been promoted to Director, Human Resources. Rotkowitz also serves as head of Human Resources for American Water’s Northeast Division, which includes New York American Water. Upon joining American Water in 2012 as a senior HR business partner, she provided strategic HR expertise to employees across multiple functions in the company’s Business Services organization. In 2014, she was promoted to Director of HR Services.
Tech Data Corporation (NASDAQ: TECD) [CLEARWATER, Fla.] announced that it has appointed Beth E. Simonetti to Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Most recently, she served as senior vice president, Human Resources at Baker & Taylor, Inc. since 2010. Prior to Baker & Taylor, she was an executive search consultant and was with Cardinal Health for 12 years in various HR leadership positions.