LOS ANGELES, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Oakwood Worldwide®, the global leader in corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions, is pleased to welcome seasoned HR executive Craig Simmons as senior vice president (SVP) and chief human resources officer (CHRO) for the global organization. Simmons will report directly to Chris Ahearn, CEO, Oakwood Worldwide.
"I am pleased to have someone as talented and as experienced as Craig join the senior leadership team," said Ahearn. "Craig will play an essential role as we start a new era of global growth. He will be a key member of my executive committee, a strong leader for our global HR organization and a strategic business partner for our leadership team. He brings with him a diverse background in HR, organizational development, consulting and legal experience, all of which make him a great addition to Oakwood Worldwide."
Simmons has more than 25 years' experience and was most recently CHRO for American Apparel. In that role he implemented company-wide strategic initiatives, provided guidance and mentoring to a world-class HR team and led the organization through challenging change initiatives. He has been an HR leader for the Screen Actors Guild Pension & Health Plans, Catholic Healthcare West, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Nestlé and has had his own consulting company.
He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law, his master's degree from Georgetown University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California.
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About Oakwood Worldwide®
Oakwood Worldwide®, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mapletree Investments, is the premier provider of corporate housing and serviced apartment solutions through its well-known brands, Oakwood®, ExecuStay® and Insurance Housing Solutions™. With a presence in all 50 United States and more than 95 countries, the award-winning company provides move-in-ready furnished accommodations to meet the needs of global organizations, individual business travelers, insurance clients and leisure travelers alike. Oakwood Worldwide was founded in and continues to base its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles and operates regional headquarters in London, Phoenix and Singapore. For more information, please visit OakwoodWorldwide.com.
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