SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Josh England, President of Salt Lake City-based transportation provider C.R. England has announced the appointment of Mitch England as Vice President of Driver Relations and the promotion of Lisa Callister as Vice President of Human Resources.
Mitch England, who previously served as the company's Vice President of Human Resources, will take on duties in a newly created position adding emphasis to England's efforts to attract and keep the best drivers in their fleets. Callister was promoted from her position as Director of Human Resources.
"Mitch England has been the Vice President of Human Resources for almost two years and has been instrumental in creating a strong HR Department," Josh England said. "He's also made very significant contributions to the company in other positions since he began full-time eight years ago. With Mitch in his new role, the company gains a strong advocate for drivers.
"Lisa Callister has been with C.R. England almost a year and a half as Director of Human Resources and has done a tremendous job," England added. "She has an impressive track record as an HR executive at prior career stops before we were fortunate enough to have her join us. We're excited about the future of the group under Lisa's leadership."
Mitch England has been with the company since 2007 holding such positions as Vice President of Human Resources, Director of Maintenance Support and Director of Fuel. In his new position, England will oversee the Payroll, Independent Contractor, Driver Advocates and Reception groups.
England has been a driving force behind sustainable initiatives at C.R. England. He was an integral part in the creation and implementation of the SAE field testing at C.R. England, which tests the efficiency and environmental impact of new equipment and technology. Such items that have resulted from the testing center include the utilization of side skirts and aero kits. England was selected as one of six recipients as an EPA SmartWay® Champion in 2011 for his significant contributions to creating and implementing green initiatives at C.R. England.
England holds a Bachelor's in Marketing from the University of Utah and an MBA from Notre Dame. He also holds a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
Callister joined C.R. England in October 2013 as Director of Human Resources. In her new role, she will oversee a full spectrum of human resources leadership initiatives for the C.R. England employee base nationwide. This includes administrative oversight and leadership for all human resource functions including, employee relations, talent acquisition, employment, HRIS, compensation, benefits, employee health, organizational effectiveness, workforce planning, and leadership development.
Previous to C.R. England, Callister was the Vice President, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness at Zions Bancorporation, one of the nation's premier financial services companies. Prior to her position with Zions, Callister worked in various human resources, organizational effectiveness and employee relations roles in Los Angeles, California for Grifols Inc., a Spain-based biotechnology company and Countrywide Financial Corporation.
Callister holds a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from the University of Utah and has certifications in Organizational Development/Effectiveness (UCLA), DDI Leadership, Vital Smarts Leadership and as an Achieve Global Leadership Trainer. She is recognized as a Senior Professional in Human Resources and a member of both the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Professionals In Human Resources Association (PIHRA).
About C.R. England
Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of North America's largest transportation companies. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. Visit www.crengland.com.
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