Kelly Joins Thornton Tomasetti as Chief Human Resources Officer
NEW YORK, NY Thornton Tomasetti announces the appointment of Stephanie Kelly to the newly created position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Based in Thornton Tomasetti's New York headquarters, she will work closely with the executive committee to better align the firm's human resources operations with its overall business objectives.
"Stephanie has a strong background in change management and organizational efficiency," said Andy Goldbaum, Chief Operating Officer, Thornton Tomasetti. "She will help us develop a comprehensive human resources strategy to support our future growth plans and business objectives."
As Thornton Tomasetti implements growth plans over the next several years, Kelly will play a key role in advancing programs to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the firm's multi-generational talent around the globe.
Kelly will oversee the HR and Organizational Development departments, and will integrate those operations with some of the employee-centric programs that fall within the Corporate Sustainability department, such as employee wellness and social responsibility. Her duties include the development and implementation of workforce strategies, diversity and inclusion programs and compensation and benefit models as well as assessing the competitiveness of all programs and practices against comparable organizations, industries and markets.
Kelly has more than 30 years of experience in human resources working for a range of top-tier companies. She was previously Vice President at Healthfirst, an $8-billion, not-for-profit health insurance provider with more than 4,000 employees. She also served as Chief Human Resources Officer at online marketing firm Yodle, Inc. and Founder and Managing Partner of Apt Talent Partner, Inc., a human resources and change management consulting firm. Other employers include Cognizant Technology Solutions, Accenture, Bank of New York and Macy's.
She holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.
"People are the greatest asset of any firm," said Kelly. "Without dedicated, skilled employees taking care of clients, spreading the word about the brand and developing new ideas to foster growth, a business isn't likely to achieve lasting success."