CHRO Moves this week include:
|Michael Baker International||Tennant Company||GuideSpark|
|HSN, Inc.||Rent-A-Center, Inc.||United Financial Bancorp, Inc.|
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Michael Baker International announced that Joseph R. Bongiovi has joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Most recently, Bongiovi was at the University of North Carolina (UNC) in Chapel Hill, NC, as a teaching and research fellow and assistant director and advisor for UNC’s Management & Society major degree program. His previous leadership positions include VP, Global Human Resources for Gilbarco Veeder-Root; Managing Director, Human Resources for Marsh Americas; VP, Human Resources for RP Sherer Americas; and VP, Human Resources for Citibank NY Consumer Bank.
Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) announced the appointment of Carol E. McKnight to Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources, replacing Tom Dybsky who will retire from Tennant in July after 15 years with the company. Ms. McKnight, most recently the Vice President of Human Resources for Arlington, Virginia-based ATK (Alliant Techsystems, Inc.), brings 20 years of Human Resources leadership experience to Tennant. Prior to ATK, Ms. McKnight was with New Jersey-based NRG Energy, Inc.
HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) announced the promotion of Maria Martinez to Chief Human Resources Officer. Ms. Martinez joined HSN in 1995 as a Manager in Human Resources Subsidiaries and was promoted to Vice President by 2005. Ms. Martinez then left HSN and went on to hold several senior-level positions in human resources for Bausch & Lomb and Darden Restaurants. She also established the Laser Spine Institute’s human resources function. Ms. Martinez joined HSNi in 2010 where she most recently served as Senior Vice President overseeing the talent management function for HSN and human resources and talent development for the Cornerstone brands.
Rent-A-Center, Inc. (NASDAQ: RCII) announced the appointment of Jody Diaz as Senior Vice President — Human Resources and Chief People Officer. Most recently, she served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Ace Cash Express. Prior to that she served as Chief Human Resources Officer for United Surgical Partners International.
United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBNK) and United Bank of Glastonbury, Conn. announced the hiring of Craig W. Hurty as the Company’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. Hurty comes to United from Aetna in Hartford, where he has been a Human Resources executive for the last 10 years. Most recently, he held the position of Vice President, HR Shared Services. He served as HR Head for Aetna’s Business Operations. He also headed Talent Strategies and Services. Earlier in his career he was in management with the executive search and compensation consulting practice of KPMG Peat Marwick and sales with Northwestern Mutual Life.