CHRO Moves this week include:
|The Kroger Co.||Avnet, Inc.||Argos Therapeutics Inc.|
|M&T Bank Corporation||JetBlue Airways||Ogilvy and Mather|
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The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) announced its succession plan for senior vice president of human resources. Kathleen Barclay, Kroger’s senior vice president of human resources, will retire in the fall of 2015. Timothy Massa, Kroger’s group vice president of human resources and labor relations, will succeed Ms. Barclay in leading these functions, effective upon her retirement. Ms. Barclay joined Kroger in 2010 in her current position. Before joining Kroger in 2010, Katy served as the vice president of global human resources for the General Motors Corp. Mr. Massa joined Kroger in 2010 as vice president of corporate human resources, talent development. In April 2014, he was promoted to his current role. Prior to joining the company, he served in various human resources leadership roles for 21 years at Procter & Gamble.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT) announced that it named Nicole Enright as its vice president of corporate human resources. Enright joined Avnet in 2002, and brings a wealth of knowledge and success to her new role. She began her career at Avnet as a senior consultant. She served as Avnet’s director of operational excellence in 2005, and in 2011, was promoted to vice president of Strategic Enablement Services, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. Prior to joining Avnet, she worked for a regional Avnet partner, as well as the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Argos Therapeutics Inc. (NSDAQ: ARGS) announced that Joan C. Winterbottom will join the company as chief human resources officer. Ms. Winterbottom most recently served as senior vice president of human resources at Amicus Therapeutics. She was also senior vice president of human resources at Savient Pharmaceuticals and held several positions in human resources at Johnson & Johnson, most recently vice president of human resources for global OTC, nutritionals, and wellness and prevention.
M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE: MTB) announced that Janet M. Coletti has been promoted to Executive Vice President for Human Resources. She will succeed Steve Braunscheidel as head of the company’s Human Resources division, as he transitions to part-time status March 1 after a 36-year career at M&T. Ms. Coletti has 30 years of experience at M&T. She began her career in 1985, as part of M&T’s Management Development Program and has since held numerous positions in retail banking and retail operations. She assumed responsibility for the Business Banking division in 2010.
JetBlue Airways announced that Mike Elliott has been promoted to the position of Executive Vice President. Elliott served as JetBlue’s Senior Vice President – People since May 2014 and as Vice President – Crew Relations from 2010-2014. Prior to JetBlue, Elliott spent 20 years at Airborne Express and then DHL culminating in the role of Vice President – Human Resources.
Ogilvy and Mather announced the appointment of Scott Murphy to Worldwide Chief Talent Officer. Murphy most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Prior to Turner, he held key roles with well-known organizations such as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Crawford Communications and Neiman Marcus Group.
Accolade, Inc. announced the appointment of Margery Geers joins from Walgreen’s Take Care Health Systems as chief people officer. Prior to Accolade, Margery was the chief people officer at Take Care Health Systems, a Walgreens Family of Companies. Before that, she was senior vice president of human resources for the Healthcare Management Services division of ARAMARK Corp.