Lois has held senior HR leadership positions with both domestic and global responsibility, with emphasis in workforce planning (including succession planning); organizational development; employee relations; regulatory compliance (including Affirmative Action Officer); compensation and rewards; benefits (including development of wellness programs); performance management; recruitment; and mergers & acquisitions.
With over 25 years of experience, Lois has served a wide range of industries including food service, manufacturing, and government; with experience in both union and non-union environments. She is a business person first, who can develop and implement programs to manage the human capital of an organization, and align with the overall business goals. Lois is a change agent who can either develop needed processes or work with a team to help develop the needed direction, and then implement it, to accomplish acceptance and cooperation with employees.
She is a national member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is a member of the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut (HRACC). Lois is currently on the Board of Directors of HRACC, where she serves as the co-chairperson of the Community Relations Committee. Lois is also a member of National Association of Professional Women. She has been an ISO 9001 and AS9100 Training and Competency Process Owner for multiple businesses.
Lois holds a BS in Food Science and Management from Pratt Institute where she graduated with honors, and an MBA (HR concentration) from the University of Connecticut. Lois also holds certification in Hogan Personality Assessment tools, and was a graduate of the first class of HRACC’s Strategic Leadership Institute. Lois holds two HR certifications: SPHR certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute, and SHRM-SCP certification through the Society for Human Resource Management.