HR professionals listed in alphabetical order by their organization's name, drawn from the top five largest employers in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, as well as trade organizations and the region's staffing companies who responded to the Business Journal.
(page 1) Shireen Donaldson, Agilent Technologies; Cindy Gillespie, Amy's Kitchen; Jan Becker, Autodesk; Joanne Sanders, Bolt Staffing Services; Sandi Weimer, Express Employment Professionals
(page 2) Amy Keyser, Fireman's Fund Insurance; Rudy Collins, Kaiser Permanente; Neil Kreuzberger, Kreuzberger Associates; Shannon Benjamin, Manpower; Theresa Gianfortune, Marin General Hospital
(page 3) Maria Patrick, Pacific Hospitality Group and The Meritage Resort and Spa; Craig Nelson, Nelson Staffing; Traci Moranda, The Personnel Perspective; Shane Anderies, The Professional Associations of Sonoma County (PASCO) and Anderies & Gomes LLP; Kristina Holloway, The Professional Associations of Sonoma County (PASCO) and Healdsburg District Hospital
(page 4) Erica Huggins, Robert Half International; Lynda Sheppard, Select Staffing; John Evans, Silverado Resort; Debra Miller, St. Joseph Health; Lisa Rogelstad, Star Staffing; Nicole Smartt, Star Staffing
(page 5) Julene English, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa; Tom O’Brien, Trinchero Family Estates; Robert Eisen, Queen of the Valley Medical Center; Jane Hynes, W.A. Hynes & CompanyShireen DonaldsonAgilent Technologies1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa 95403, agilent.com, 877-424-4536
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Shireen Donaldson is the vice president of human resources for Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group, a position she was promoted into in 2009. Ms. Donaldson joined Hewlett-Packard in 1997 as a human resources consultant and in 1999 was named HR manager for Agilent’s Advanced Networks Division, based in Australia, after HP and Agilent became separate companies.
She moved to Sonoma County in 2003 to be the HR manager for the Signal Analysis Division in Santa Rosa, and in 2005 was named the company’s Wireless Business Unit HR manager, where she worked until assuming her current responsibilities.
Before working for HP, she worked as a senior HR consultant for Victoria Legal Aid and served as a senior consultant in the organizational development unit of the Victorian WorkCover Authority, both in Australia. Ms. Donaldson received her bachelor of science in applied science from the Phillip Institute of Technology and an MBA from Monash University.Cindy GillespieAmy’s KitchenP.O. Box 449, Petaluma 94953, amyskitchen.com, 707-578-7278
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Cindy Gillespie is the director of human resources for Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., where she is responsible for overseeing the HR functions at three plant locations including Santa Rosa, Medford, Ore., and Corby, England. Her responsibilities also include leading the Corporate Giving Team at Amy’s and managing the office facilities.
Prior to Amy’s, Ms. Gillespie spent 14 years as the vice president of human resources for New Zealand Milk Products, Inc. an international marketing company located in Santa Rosa. She holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial relations form California State University, Hayward (now East Bay.)Jan BeckerAutodesk111 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael 94903, autodesk.com, 415-507-5000
Jan Becker is the senior vice president of human resources for Autodesk, which is the third largest employer in Marin County with roughly 1,000 employees. In her current role, Ms. Becker is responsible for worldwide human resources, corporate real estate facilities and community relations at the software development company.
Previously, she was the senior director of human resources for the company’s design solutions division and manager of the “HR Future” team. She joined Autodesk in 1992. She’s held management positions with Sun Microsystems, Activision, Digital Equipment Corp. and Hewlett-Packard. She holds a BS in business administration from San Jose State University.Joanne SandersBolt Staffing Services955 Broadway, Sonoma 95476, boltstaffing.com, 707-939-2800