ARC Names Helena Light Hadley as VP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Employee Talent Development will be Key Focus for New HR Leader

Apr 29, 2013, 13:57 ET from ARC

ARLINGTON, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ARC announced today the selection of Helena Light Hadley as vice president and chief human resources officer. As a member of the ARC executive team, Hadley will spearhead the company's strategy for cultural change and help advance its employee talent through training and professional development. Hadley comes to ARC from Rolls-Royce and begins her tenure at ARC on May 20.

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"I'm extremely enthusiastic about Helena joining the ARC executive team, as she has championed workforce development throughout her career," said Mike Premo, ARC's president and CEO. "She will also be a catalyst for the kind of cultural changes ARC continues to strive for as it becomes more customer-centric and offers new and innovative products to the travel industry. We look forward to welcoming Helena as a colleague and key collaborator on the ARC executive team."  

A 25-year human resources professional, Hadley began her career at Marriott International as director of training and development, eventually rising to vice president of staffing and development. She then moved to Invensys, PLC, a global technology company headquartered in London as its vice president of global learning and development. Hadley has also led employee development efforts at Constellation Energy, Honeywell, and FINRA, where she held the post of vice president of Organization and Talent Management and interim head of human resources. At Rolls-Royce, Hadley lead the Talent Management and Organizational Development Practice for the company's Global Defense Sector and North American Region.

Hadley holds a bachelor's degree in speech communication from The Catholic University of America and a master's degree in communication arts from the University of Maryland.

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