• Director Human Resources

    at First Northern Bank

    November 2005 - September 2015


    Provided leadership for HR operations for local bank. Responsibility included managing ER and performance, compensation, ensuring legal compliance, recruiting, on boarding, and training, resolving conflict, and organizational development. Conducted review of benefits, payroll, policies, and procedures. Determined coverage and costs of benefits. Updated HR policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with state/federal regs. Prepared job descriptions, set appropriate pay ranges and job grades. Head of Ethics and Compensation committees, defending bank in response to government inquiry. Interacted with BOD regarding executive comp. Ensured compliance with state/fed regulations related to ER, labor law, and safety. Led special projects and hr initiatives, including org dev strategies such as change management, leadership dev, and conflict resolution. Served as dispute resolution specialist, mediating all ER conflicts to achieve positive results for both employee and management.

  • Human Resources Manager

    at Financial Freedom -Subsidiary of IndyMac Bank

    April 2005 - November 2005


     Managed all HR issues for 150-employee branch, including recruitment, employee relations, compensation, infraction investigations, training, on boarding, manager counseling, and coaching. Coordinated recruiting for new imaging positions, comparing compensation strategies to local market.  Conducted individual and group training sessions on health and welfare programs during new employee orientation and performance management system integration. Trained supervisors on recruiting software.  Ensured regulatory and legal compliance for all HR issues, including employee relations, termination, and policies and procedures. Implemented change to FLSA determination of job descriptions.  Mediated and resolved multiple employee relations complaints at multiple locations, including Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

  • Director Human Resources

    at Bank of Lodi

    May 2004 - January 2005


     Managed all aspects of HR operations for community bank with multiple locations and 150 employees, including employee relations, compensation, new employee orientation, regulatory compliance, and performance management system integration.  Designed and implemented policies and procedures, including developing a new employee handbook and health and welfare programs. Revised job descriptions to be compliant with ADA regulations.  Spearheaded smooth transition of HR operations during conversion of Bank of Lodi following acquisition by Placer Sierra Bank.

  • Director Human Assets

    at Salu, Inc.

    October 2000 - April 2004


     Oversaw HR operations for e-commerce healthcare services company with multiple state locations and 150 employees, including employee relations, new employee orientation, regulatory compliance, and performance management system integration.  Developed and implemented policies and procedures, including health and welfare program, new employee handbook, employee satisfaction surveys, and ADA-compliant job descriptions.  Orchestrated employment strategy and recruitment mechanism, compensation philosophy, and levels matrix.


  • Psychology

    at Chapman University

    1998 - 2000 (2 years)

  • Psychology

    at CSUS

    1971 - 1975 (4 years)


  • English Native

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