Staffing Management

People Moves: September 2018

By Rick Bell

Sep. 19, 2018

 Anne Buchanan, Guitar Center, HR promotions

Anne Buchanan

Guitar Center named Anne Buchanan as senior vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer. Buchanan will assume responsibility for leading HR strategy and enabling Guitar Center to attract, motivate, develop and retain a diverse and inclusive workforce. Buchanan joins Guitar Center from Global Brands Group.

Kim Healey

Kim Healey, English Premier League football club, HR promotions

English Premier League football club Everton named Kim Healey as the organization’s people director. Healey has more than 14 years’ experience in leading HR functions at football clubs, including spells at Blackburn and Wigan and has been head of HR at Everton since 2015. Healey will report directly to CEO Denise Barrett-Baxendale.

Christopher Pickett

Christopher Pickett, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., HR promotionsGreensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. announced that chief diversity officer Christopher Pickett is a recipient of the Diversity & Inclusion Award from Missouri Lawyers Media. The recipients were chosen for their work to significantly advance diversity, inclusion and the dignity of all people in Missouri’s legal profession and in communities in which exceptional legal work impacts justice for all. Pickett also leads Greensfelder’s securities and financial services industry group.


Julia KelloggJULIA KELLOGG North American Bancard Holdings, HR promotions

North American Bancard Holdings, LLC named Julia Kellogg as chief people officer. Kellogg brings more than two decades of global experience to her new role overseeing NAB’s companywide HR operations. Kellogg leads all HR functions for NAB and its affiliates throughout North America, including: employee relations; learning and development; talent acquisition; payroll; and more.

Mary Ellen Mullins, Taco Bueno, HR promotions Mary Ellen Mullins

Taco Bueno named Mary Ellen Mullins as chief people officer. Mullins joins Taco Bueno with 30 years of experience in the quick-serve restaurant industry. She was senior director of human resources for Sonic Restaurants Inc. and served in various human resources leadership roles with Yum! Brands for more than 25 years.

Tracey GrabowskiTRACEY GRABOWSKI, Procter & Gamble, HR promotions

Procter & Gamble named Tracey Grabowski as chief human resources officer. Grabowski succeeds Mark Biegger, who will retire in October after 34 years of service. She will report to David Taylor, P&G’s chairman, president and CEO. Grabowski joined P&G as an HR manager in the Chicago sales office. She then went on to assignments in nearly all of P&G’s major business units, across all major aspects of HR. Most recently, she was head of HR for North America.

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