Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at CALIBRE Systems, Inc.
Q: What are you doing in your current position?
As the Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, I am responsible for managing all aspects of Human Resources as well as payroll administration and corporate security for CALIBRE.
In this role, I am also a member of the Corporate Leadership Team and advises the Board of Directors and Corporate Officers on matters concerning: Risk Management, Legal Issues, Federal & State Compliance, M&A, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, and Company Culture as well as Talent Acquisition, Performance Management, Employee Development, and Executive Coaching, Conflict Resolution, and Training.
I have over 20 years of experience in human capital management, with proven success in developing programs to achieve corporate goals. I also have experience creating and managing HR programs and policies for a dispersed workforce to include international employees in and out of war zones.
Q: How did Marymount help prepare you for your job?
Marymount helped me greatly! I felt like I received a very thorough and well-rounded education that definitely gave me the ability to analyze data and draw insightful conclusions as well as present those conclusions in a meaningful and concise manner. The research and writing skills that I developed and honed have helped me greatly in the workplace.
Q: What advice would you give to current Marymount students in their career search?
First, interface with your other students and professors to start building your network before entering the workforce. Second, if pursuing a career in HR, learn the aspects of the business to better relate to the other managers and executives in the organization. And third, don’t take the initial “No’s” you may hear as “Never” but rather “Not Yet”!