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BRAD W. PATTEN 9715 N.W. County Rd. 1347 Blooming Grove, Texas (214) 244-5480 bwpatten@yahoo. HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER / HR BUSINESS PARTNER


Award-winning human resources manager, with more than 20 years of experience man aging HR operations and initiatives for one of the nations leading food and beverag e companies. Trusted advisor, recognized for expertise in the areas of employee relations, conflict resolution, and investigations. Effectively manage HR activi ties for multiple locations and 700+ employees. Standout strengths include:

Multi-Site HR Operations Management Performance Management Employee Relations Inv ations Team Leadership & Training Regulatory Compliance HR Policy Development & Implementat ion Recruitment & Retention Management Conflict Resolution Safety Awareness Employee Incentives Benefits & Compensation Lawsuit Avoidance PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Career Note (2010-Present): Pursuing volunteer assignments with Methodist Health Systems while focusing on job search. DEAN FOODS (dba OAK FARMS DAIRY), Dallas, Texas 1989-2010 Dairy foods industry leader with 25,000+ employees and $12.5B+ in sales. Human Resources Business Partner (2009-2010) HR / Safety Director (1993-2009) Managed all facets of human resources for 3 manufacturing plants, 6 distribution facilities, and 700 full-time employees. Resolved disciplinary issues and condu cted all terminations. Advised employees and managers on policies and benefits. Conducted background investigations and approved applicants for hire. Wrote and implemented HR policies. Liaised with local, state, and federal regulatory agen cies to resolve compliance issues. Investigated complaints, injuries, and vehicu lar accidents.

Conducted benefit enrollment meetings and approved all FMLA / Disability leave r equests. Also handled issues regarding diversity management, change management, compensation, employment law, recruitment and retention management, safety aware ness, HR best practices, and government audits. Served as an employee advocate a nd company representative. Impacted corporate performance through expert development and coordination of a wide range of safety, performance management, and incentive programs. Served as a key contributor to major corporate projects, including an initiative to integrate Accounting & FP&A into centralized accounting centers. Facilitated plant acquisitions and closure initiatives by spearheading efforts i n the areas of on-boarding, pension plan / 401K transfers, and preparation / com munication of insurance plans. Sites ranged from facilities in Texas and Oklahom a to Louisiana, Alabama, and New Mexico. Received the 2007 CEO Award for Excellent Communication and Management Skills. Received Award for Outstanding Employee Participation in the Dean Foods 401k Plan 004. Recognized for Excellent Leadership Abilities as recipient of the Pete Schenkel Le dership Award in 2003. Additional Positions at DEAN FOODS: Various Roles in Distribution & Sales (19891993) Early Career Role: DEL LAGO RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER, Restaurant & Room Servic

e Manager EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT B.A.A.S., Occupational Education (90 credit hours completed toward degree) Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas Training: Train the Trainer in Hazmat Response; Recruitment & Retention Manageme nt; Union-Free, Lawsuit Avoidance Workshop Affiliation: Member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM)