Spotlight: Leaders in Human Resources

Shireen DonaldsonAgilent Technologies1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa 95403,, 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 to in 2009. Ms. Donaldson joined Hewlett-Packard in 1997 as a human resources consultant and in 1999 was named human resources manager for Agilent's Advanced Networks Division, based in Australia, after HP and Agilent became separate companies. She will remain with the new spin-off company -- Keysight Technologies, which will separate from Agilent toward the end of 2014 and be headquartered in Santa Rosa -- and will be responsible for business HR and learning and development.

Before joining 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. She moved to Sonoma County in 2003 to be the human resources manager for the Signal Analysis Division in Santa Rosa. In 2005 she was named human resources manager for the company's Wireless Business Unit, where she worked until assuming her current responsibilities.Cindy GillespieAmy's KitchenP.O. Box 449, Petaluma 94953,, 707-578-7278

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Cindy Gillespie is vice president of human resources for Amy's Kitchen, Inc., where she is responsible for overseeing the human resources functions at three plant locations including Santa Rosa and Medford, Ore. Her responsibilities also include 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 from California State University, Hayward (now East Bay).Jan BeckerAutodesk111 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael 94903,, 415-507-5000

Jan Becker is 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 and community relations at the software development company.

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