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Human Resources Leader

Big Sandy, Texas, 75755, United States
January 24, 2018

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Executive Summary

Work History


*** ****** ***** ****, *** Sandy, TX • Cell: 903-***-**** • Dynamic and skilled strategic HR executive with over 15 years hands-on experience building Human Resources initiatives in areas of cultural transformation, organizational change and employee development. Solid understanding of business dynamics, competitive strategy and profitability. Adviser and coach to business leaders. Expertise with common sense approach to talent management, recruitment and retention, change management, policy and process design, benefit and compensation design, employee and industrial relations.

Vice President, Human Resources - HRBP, 2015 to Current SYSCO EAST TEXAS, A DIVISION OF SYSCO USA1, INC. – Longview, TX Proactive and innovative contributor to the senior leadership team. Aggressively and continuously seek out opportunities to propose and implement new ideas, processes and programs. Partner to senior management team to identify and proactively develop talent through formal training, mentoring, coaching, and “stretch” assignments. Participate in succession planning to ensure talent is available and ready to assume positions of greater responsibility and mobility. Drive performance management process and consult leaders on associate reviews and evaluations. Support Organizational Development actions. Drive change management, business and cultural transformation efforts.

Consult leaders and associates regarding employee relations; policy and procedure interpretation/application, dispute resolution, corrective action, leaves of absence, harassment, and separations. Facilitate associate engagement programs. Analyze findings and review trends with senior management and recommend actions to ensure positive organizational changes. Review, interpret, administer and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, and company policies and procedures. Direct Affirmative Action Program initiatives and employment law compliance.

Direct workforce planning, recruiting and retention initiatives. Oversee all benefits and compensation policies, procedures, and programs. Deliver leadership training for leaders on various HR topics, including ethics, labor laws, policies, and procedures. Provide direction and support to HR staff; proactive guidance, troubleshooting support, and issue escalation.


Director, Human Resources, 2007 to 2015

SYSCO EAST TEXAS, A DIVISION OF SYSCO USA1, INC. – Longview, TX Played a vital role in ensuring the successful launch of East Texas operating company and Human Resources department startup.

Key leader and driver who developed and implemented strategies and tactics related to talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, benefits and compensation design for company.

Collaborated with senior leaders and HR Centers of Expertise to deploy a portfolio of people strategy initiatives, including a new centralized recruiting process; a new talent management process; an updated performance management program; new Sales and Operations programs; and a new leadership development program.

Researched and negotiated Perks and Rewards program offerings Transitioned company from state workers' compensation program to "non-subscriber" custom Injury Protection program saving $500k annually.

Manager, Human Resources, 2005 to 2007


Human Resources Administrator, 2002 to 2005

AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER, INC. – Corpus Christi, TX Supervisor, Workforce Management, 1999 to 2001


Human Resource Generalist, 1998 to 1999


Bachelor of Science: Human Resource Management/Business Administration, OKLAHOMA WESELYAN UNIVERSITY - Bartlesville, OK

Professional in Human Resources Designation (PHR)

SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP)

Board - East Texas Human Resources Association

Chair - Kilgore College Industrial Maintenance & Technology

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