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1800 Grismer Avenue #304 Burbank, CA 91504 310.433.7425

TOP-PERFORMING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SPECIALIST Over 11 years experience creating full-cycle HR departments, policies and procedures that have consistently reached new heights in staff development, talent retention, operational efficiency, and performance management. Achieved a high level of success in transitioning the HR function into a value-added business partner, reducing costs and risks, building leadership capabilities, and delivering total workforce solutions. Known for transforming underperforming business units into top producers, successfully orchestrating increases and reductions in staff, and facilitating business growth and market expansion through major human capital initiatives. EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENTS PARAMOUNT FARMS INTERNATIONAL, 2005 2011 (Worlds largest grower and distributor of pistachios) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER (Los Angeles, CA, 2006 2011) Managed human resources functions for 215 employees within 2 business units. Provided strategic planning to establish model performance expectations, manage change and transition, improve the workforce environment, and amplify achievement of the organizations mission. Designed organizational and staffing strategies to include identification of organizational competencies, quality and performance improvements, succession planning, and benefits and compensation design and administration. Counseled/guided senior managers on all HR issues, policies and regulations. Spearheaded organizational change during initial launch and ongoing expansion of National Merchandising Division. (Employees located throughout the US.) Managed onboarding and staff support to improve efficiency and to control risks and costs. Partnered with IT Department to develop a web-based workflow system that enhanced communications with remote employees. Reduced Workers Compensation claims by developing injury prevention guidelines. Enhanced resource utilization and business partneringinitiated comprehensive review of best practices for HR procedures within corporate business units. Established full-cycle HR policies and procedures across multiple lines of business. Coordinated service implementation of new health insurance third-party administratoroversaw plan design and enrollment procedures. Revamped and improved fleet and risk management strategies for 130 vehiclesestablished companys fleet management policy for Sales Merchandising Division. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS SPECIALIST (Lost Hills, CA, 2005 2006) Administered health and benefit programs for 1,200 production employees. Increased health plan participation by 14% by improving employee benefits education and enrollment procedures. Reduced cost of company-sponsored wellness programs by 11%. Mitigated risk through tight control and supervision of processes related to Workers Compensation, EEOC, FMLA, AA, ADA, and related regulations. Continued




EXCELL SERVICESTempe, AZ, 1996 2005 (International directory information service provider) BENEFITS ANALYST Served as corporate-level HR representative and administrator of US and Canadian employee benefit plans. Assisted with recruiting and onboarding of new-hires for multiple Call Centers. Managed several ancillary employee programs and consistently exceeded all established goals for these programs. Pioneered the design, implementation and utilization of multiple benefit plansadministered 401(k) and RRSP plans including management of fiduciary responsibilities and non-discrimination testing. Optimized all essential functions during multiple Call Center closings and accompanying reductions in staff (RIFs). Reduced cost of benefits administrationimplemented new efficiency enhancement, an online benefits enrollment system. Key contributor to implementation of new HRIS program (Employease). KSAZ-TVPhoenix, AZ, 1995 1996 (FOX network affiliate) TV TRAFFIC ASSISTANT Planned, scheduled and coordinated commercial copy for broadcast logs. Assigned advertisers to commercial allocations and assisted with logistical planning. Contributed to successful implementation of BIAS scheduling software. KLRU-TVAustin, TX, 1990 1995 (Public television station) ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL SERVICES Administered educational services programming and managed program acquisition and scheduling. Oversaw and conducted media utilization training for elementary and secondary educators. Provided technical support. Participated in adopt-a-school program and promoted other non-profit community service activities. EDUCATION & OTHER SKILLS Bachelor of Science in Communications University of Texas, Austin, TX Professional Development: Workplace Violence Training, Diversity Training, Workplace Investigations, Safety in the Workplace, Professionals in Human Resources Association Computer Skills: Proficient in HRIS/HRM applications, Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Access), and Employease