Staffing Management

People Moves: July 2018

By Rick Bell

Jul. 26, 2018

Marie-Claire Barker

Global communications company Edelman named Marie-Claire Barker as global chief talent officer. Barker will lead the firm’s talent development, recruitment and retention efforts, partnering with leaders across the agency network to meet the evolving demands of clients and the diverse needs of employees. She will be based in New York.

Gene Raffone
Global asset manager Russell Investments named Gene Raffone as global chief human resources officer. Raffone brings nearly three decades of experience in human capital solutions and has been given a broad mandate in his new role. Raffone will be based in Seattle and serve as a member of the firm’s executive committee.

Dimitra Manis
S&P Global named Dimitra Manis executive vice president and chief people officer. She will serve on the company’s operating committee. Manis joins S&P Global from Revlon Inc., where she served as the company’s CHRO. Before that she was SVP for global talent at Estée Lauder Cos. and worked at technology and data analytics-based companies OpenLink and Thomson Reuters. Manis also served in senior leadership roles with AXA Group in Paris and Asia.

Sonya Hinds
Interim HealthCare Inc. named Sonya Hinds as chief administrative officer. Hinds previously was Interim’s senior vice president of human resources, training and IT. Hinds will continue to oversee HR, training and IT as well as recruiting and retention initiatives. Hinds served four years in the U.S. Army and is a veteran of the Gulf War.

Rebecca Robins
Interbrand named Rebecca Robins to the newly created role of chief learning and culture officer. Robins’ key focus will be nurturing and developing talent across Interbrand’s 21 offices. Robins has been a catalyst for the consultancy’s focus on learning and development through her leadership of the Interbrand Academy.

Jess Williams
Biscuitville Fresh Southern named Jess Williams vice president of people excellence. Williams will focus on the company’s talent management, organizational development and functional capability needed to support continued growth. She previously was director of HR for UPM Raflatac’s Americas region and Global Films strategic business unit. She also was director of HR for B/E Aerospace’s seating products group and, before that, worked in HR for General Electric and Honeywell.

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