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|American Express Global Business Travel||BDO USA, LLP||Lionsgate|
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American Express Global Business Travel has named JoAnne Kruse as Chief Human Resources Officer. Most recently, Ms. Kruse was the founder and partner in a HR consulting firm, Human Capital Partners. Prior to founding HCpartners, Ms. Kruse served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Travelport LTD. Ms. Kruse also held the role of Executive Vice President of Cendant’s Travel Distribution Services Division, the predecessor to Travelport.
BDO USA, LLP announced that Cathy Moy, assurance managing partner for the firm’s Boston practice, has been named to the newly created role of Chief People Officer (CPO) and Donna Comerford, formerly with Deloitte Consulting, will be joining the firm as Chief Human Resource Officer. Donna Comerford joins BDO from Deloitte Consulting where she served as national human resources leader for the firm’s technology service area since 2008. Ms. Comerford will report directly to Cathy Moy.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) announced that Ross Pollack has joined senior management team as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Between 2009 and 2012, he helped turn around Hong Kong-based Celestial Pictures Limited as its CEO. He was instrumental in orchestrating Celestial’s channels merger with Lionsgate, Saban Capital and Tigergate that formed the Celestial Tiger Entertainment platform in 2011. Pollack previously spent 13 years with Sony Pictures Entertainment as a human resources and operations executive, including six years in Hong Kong as Senior Vice President, Distribution–Asia. Pollack joined Sony Pictures as Vice President, Total Rewards, in 1996 and was named Vice President of International HR and Operations in 1998. Prior to joining Lionsgate, Pollack was Managing Director of Insigniam in Hong Kong and Los Angeles.
Linde announced that Peter Vermeulen has joined as head of Human Resources for North and South America. Most recently, Vermeulen was vice president Talent Management & Diversity for Johnson & Johnson. Prior to that, he held various HR management and leadership roles at J&J, including positions in Europe and the U.S., as well as with DHL and Shell Oil Company.