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Debbie Sampson, MA, SPHR

Edgewater, MD 21037 Cellular: 443-822-9248 Residence: 410-956-5182

Accomplished human resource/organization development consultant with extensive experience leading and implementing large-
scale change, facilitation, leadership development, workforce planning, and talent management; in; Proven track record of
partnering with key stakeholders in various industries including business, higher education, and healthcare in the design,
implementation, and execution of enterprise-wide strategic plans that successfully drive large-scale change; Demonstrated ability
to analyze performance issues, present creative solutions, and achieve desired business results; Proven ability to develop and
lead cohesive, highly engaged teams. Experience includes:

Organizational Development Consulting
Integrated Talent Management
Succession Planning
Competency Development
Large-scale Change Management
Leadership Development & Executive Coaching
HR Administration (recruiting, employee relations,
policies & procedures) SPHR certified
Business Process Improvement
Training & Development
Strategic Planning
Performance Management


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 20082014
Sr. Director, Talent Management & Organization Development
Led, directed, and developed high-performing team (30 members); recognize as one of top 10 ranking managers
based on Gallup Engagement results; and managed a budget of $4.5 million. Reported to Executive Vice President,
Human Resources.
Created/Implemented an Integrated Talent Management Strategy for the University which included; Onboarding,
Workforce Analysis, Performance Management/Employee Development, Competency Development, Leadership
Development/360, and Succession Planning. Work recognized as a best practice model at CUPA national
conference in 2012.
Managed multiple strategic, large-scale change initiatives throughout the University and Johns Hopkins Medicine:
o Led implementation on online performance management process , driven by SuccessFactors
o Directed University Training Development, and Leadership Development programs. (Increased training
delivery capacity by 40%, with 97% satisfaction)
o Spearheaded the administration, communication, and training of Gallup Engagement Survey, for the entire
University. Achieved record response rate for any survey administered University-wide.
o Partnered with Cook-Ross Inc., to design and implement a system-wide diversity & inclusion training strategy
for entire University; trained 50+ internal facilitators. Significantly increasing overall diversity/inclusion
Director, Organization Development & Diversity 2006-2008
Delivered leadership development, team development, and organizational development consulting, achieving
significant enhancements in overall organizational effectiveness for numerous clients throughout the University.
Senior Organization Development Specialist 2002-2006
Collaborated with leaders and cross-functional teams throughout the University to provide organization development
consulting, group facilitation, team development, conflict resolution, strategic planning, diversity/inclusion training, and
business process redesign.

Allstate Insurance Corp., Northbrook, Illinois 1986- 2002
Property and casualty insurance company; $35 billion in revenues, 60,000 employees
HR/OD Department Manager, Corporate Office 1997 - 2002

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Led international HR team responsible for handling expatriate administration, training/communication strategy, and
oversight of HR policies/procedures for 6 international offices.
Spearheaded the design, implementation, and training of performance management & performance improvement
process for Allstates entire 60,000 employees and agents.
Led cross functional team in the design/development of Allstates 1
company-wide online employee
satisfaction survey for all 60,000 employees and agents; Designed training material for managers &
supervisors to increase skills. Leadership Index improved each year by 4-10 ppt.

HR Department Manager, Direct Response Division- 1994-1997
Managed 4- member HR team providing HR support to Direct Response Division (e.g., recruitment, policy
development/administration, employee relations, benefits, compensation, etc.). Guided business clients in
executing strategic planning using Malcolm Baldrige approach; large-scale change involving major staff reduction,
significant process improvements with savings of $1million.

Operational Department Manager, Dean Witter Business 1990- 1994
Managed 50 - member team, with 6 direct reports. Oversaw new business, call -center, broker licensing, and
general operational processes & procedures (Increased productivity by 30% and reduced cycle time from 30+
days to 15 days through implementation of process improvements and enhanced cross-training practices)

Division Manager, Settlement Annuities 1987-1990
Managed a team of 5 underwriters and 10 administrative staff responsible for processing settlement annuities
for Allstate. Successfully streamlined processes and enhanced communications and reporting, which resulted
in significant cost savings and 12% increase in business.

Senior Project Manager, Special Projects 1986 - 1987
Served on a cross-functional team responsible for managing special projects for Allstate Life Insurance.
Researched, analyzed, developed recommendations collaborated with clients throughout the organization to
implement process improvements and ensure compliance to Federal regulations.

Professional Designations/Certifications

Society for Human Resource Management - SPHR certified
Life Office Management Association (LOMA) - Fellow Life Management Institute certified
CPP, INC - MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
Linkage, INC. - Certified Executive Coach,
Vital Smarts - Crucial Confrontations; Crucial Conversations
Profilor Leadership 360 Korn ferry (formerly PDI Ninth House)
Unconscious Bias Trainer Cook Ross, Inc.
Toastmasters International - Served as Sponsor and chartered 3 different clubs for 3 different organizations

MA Human Resource/Organizational Development, Webster University
BA Zoology/Medical Technology, Ohio University

Presenter Annual CACHE Colloquium on Disruptive Behavior, June, 2014 Denver, Colorado
Speaker at International Quality & Performance Conference 2001, Long Beach, California
Speaker at CUPA National Conference 2005, 2012 Boston, MA