Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Executive Profile

Accomplished Executive with demonstrated ability to deliver mission-critical results, global experience[Job Title] skilled in talent recruiting, asset protection, financial management and customer relations.Innovative executive and marketing professional experienced in high-volume, multi-unit, retail and business operations. Desires a high-level position in a professional corporate environment.[Job Title] offering outstanding presentation, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude.Ambitious [Job Title] who creates strategic alliances with organization leaders to effectively align with and support key business initiatives. Builds and retains high performance teams by hiring, developing and motivating skilled professionals.

Skill Highlights
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Executive talent recruitment
  • Executive coaching
  • Human Resources leadership
  • Matrix Management
  • Organizational Restructure and change
  • Change management and implementation
  • Communication skills
  • Cross-cultural communications
Core Accomplishments

Staff Development:

  • Launched well-received program of professional development courses for all staff.
  • Mentored and coached employees resulting in a 12% increase in productivity.

Human Resources:

  • Spearheaded new [program] program which increased retention.

Professional Experience
06/2005 to 06/2008 Vice President Morgan Stanley | Macon, GA,
  • Provide full HR leadership for cable news network MSNBC
  • Strategic partnership with MSNBC leadership team
  • Establish and implement functional objectives in support of business goals and financial targets
  • Overall responsibility for maintaining positive work environment for 500+ non-union employees.
  • In conjunction with NBC News, led MSNBC population through TV 2.0 reorganization and relocation of cable operation from stand-alone facility in Secaucus, New Jersey to 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
  • Responsible for leading and delivering human resources initiatives to the business, including Session C, salary planning and employer of choice.
07/2004 to 06/2005 Human Resources Director Cedar Fair Entertainment Company | Shakopee, MN,
  • Responsible for managing human resources activities in support of NBC News with primary focus on newsgathering operation worldwide.
  • Partnered with operating leaders on a variety of human resources & business-related issues on both strategic and operational levels.
  • Counseled managers in addressing employee and organizational issues.
  • Provided generalist support in core human resources processes including employee relations, leadership and organizational development, recruiting and staffing, performance management, salary administration, and contract negotiation.
04/2003 to 08/2004 Plant Human Resources Leader Martin Marietta | Petersburg, KY,
  • Led the Human Resources operation for 800 non-union employees.
  • Consulted with plant leadership to design the organizational structure, define roles and missions, and facilitate team performance.
  • Key member of plant strategy team providing input on business planning.
  • Performed a leadership role in recruiting, selection, career development, restructuring, and workforce reduction.
  • Supported management in administering compensation plans and reward and recognition programs.
  • Responsible for hourly union relations activities.
  • Provided advice, counsel, and support for benefits, training, EEO, and compliance programs.
  • Facilitated plant communications and represented GE in the community.
  • Acted as an impartial advocate in resolving employee complaints and conducted investigations as necessary.
07/2002 to 03/2003 Human Resources Representative Langan | Fort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Acted as hourly advocate for 700 hourly manufacturing employees.
  • Conducted investigations and provided counsel and advice regarding concerns about workplace policies, procedures, and practices.
  • Consulted with business leaders on human resources issues, including policies, procedures, and practices, evaluation of employees, organization, and staffing.
  • Developed and executed a plan to ensure effective communication with the hourly workforce.
  • Partnered with leaders and employees to establish and maintain a positive work environment.
09/1997 to 07/2002 Attorney, Labor & Employment Section Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc | Boston, MA,
  • Counseled private and public employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws and regulations.
  • Consulted on workplace issues including payment of wages and other forms of compensation, disability and reasonable accommodation issues, family and medical leave, harassment and other work-related investigations, administering discipline and conducting terminations.
  • Drafted employment-related agreements, policies, and procedures and provided advice to employers on implementation.
  • Conducted training for employers concerning sexual and other unlawful harassment, discrimination, and various other employment-related matters including proper administration of personnel policies and procedures.
  • Appeared before various federal and state regulatory and administrative agencies, including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Employment Security Commission, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
  • Conducted nationally-sponsored seminars geared toward human resources professionals on various employment issues.
09/1995 to 09/1997 Attorney American Forest & Paper Association | City, STATE,
  • Ensured association compliance with federal and state employment laws, including affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, wage and hour, etc.
  • Ensured association compliance with federal lobbying laws and regulations.
  • Served as primary contact for all employment-related government agency inquiries and investigations including the OFCCP, Department of Labor, and EEOC.
  • Drafted and reviewed contracts involving consultants, licenses, and other legal matters.
  • Supervised copyright and trademark issues.
  • Served as counsel at association meetings and assisted with various corporate secretary functions, such as production of minutes, bylaws compliance and issues of board succession.
10/1996 to 02/1997 Attorney/Acting Director of Human Resources Attorney/Acting Director Of Human Resources | City, STATE,
  • Performed dual role as Director of Human Resources and in-house legal counsel.
  • Counseled managers and employees on human resources policies and procedures.
  • Counseled employees, and assisted supervisors in counseling employees, on employment-related issues.
  • Supervised recruitment and placement policies consistent with affirmative action obligations.
  • Coordinated administration of all benefit plans and directed purchase of corporate insurance and employee benefits.
09/1994 to 04/1995 Manager, Industry Relations American Forest & Paper Association | City, STATE,
  • Assisted with the formation and management of an industry grassroots coalition designed to build consensus on the industry's national legislative issues.
  • Helped develop new and existing membership categories.
  • Increased association's responsiveness to member companies through the development of communication vehicles, including a newsletter and electronic bulletin board.
  • Partnered with major consulting firm, association president, and committee of industry chief executive officers to restructure association.
08/1988 to 09/1994 Executive Assistant American Forest & Paper Association | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for the smooth and efficient organization of the Executive Office of the President.
  • Directed daily contact with industry chief executive officers.
  • Performed executive secretarial duties.
Expected in May 1987 Bachelor of Arts | Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio GPA:
Expected in May 1994 Juris Doctor | The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. GPA:
Expected in December 1994 Master of Arts | American Politics The Catholic University of America, , Washington D.C. GPA:

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