Listee Features — Human Resources

Jessica Artz


Jessica L. Artz, SPHR, is a human resources professional celebrating more than 15 years of business development through creative and efficient personnel management. Her interest in the field began after a summer job search brought her to a local staffing agency, who immediately recognized her interpersonal skills and placed her in a short-term position as a recruiter. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Wheeling University in 2003, Ms. Artz found work as a health care industry recruiter for Independence Air & NRI Healthcare. She excelled at the position and after only a few months, she was offered the opportunity to assume leadership and development of an employee team. In 2005, Ms. Artz joined Computer Science Corporation as

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Annette Myers


Throughout the years, Annette Myers has found success as an energetic professional with a particular knowledge in administration and human resources. She presently serves as an administrative assistant and human resources manager for the Solid Waste Special Service District #1 in Moab, Utah. Ms. Myers’ duties include accounting, government research work and legislative, marketing and regulatory work. Ms. Myers came of age under the wings of her hardworking parents. Surviving the Great Depression and during World War II, her mother started working as an accountant and secretary when women were encouraged to join the workforce in the absence of men. Later, her parents opened their hotel and restaurant serving many returning from the battlefields. With a small child to care

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Carolyn McMillan


Carolyn C. McMillan served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 through 1968. She was a disbursing clerk, computing and issuing payroll and travel checks to military personnel. Ms. McMillan attended Los Angeles City College and California State University, Los Angeles with a major in business administration and minor in sociology. Ms. McMillan has worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services as an eligibility worker and for the State of California Employment Development Department, first in the disabled veterans outreach program and then as a local veterans employment representative. In 1980, Ms. McMillan became assistant director for veterans employment and training service with the U. S Department of Labor. Her service area included San Bernardino and

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Brenda Yoder


Devoting 20 years of service to people in need, Dr. Brenda C. Yoder excelled with the Head Start Division of the Administration for Children & Families within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1999 to 2019. Before embarking on her professional path, she pursued an education at Ashford University in San Diego, obtaining a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in financial management, as well as a PsyD. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Yoder has served her community as a church youth counselor. Dr. Yoder’s specialty is in leading workshops for families and staff. She also led EEOC workshops, where people would come from all over to take her seminars for school credit. At one

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With nearly 25 years of experience to her credit, Kathleen P. Murray has excelled as a client advocate and a claims manager for Capstone Brokerage, Inc., since 2006. Prior to this appointment, she flourished as an account executive with the Caputo Insurance Agency, Inc., in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, from 2004 to 2006. Between 2002 and 2004, she held the position of an independent lead agent for Abraham and Petrini Insurance in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Previously, she served at the First National Bank of Pennsylvania as a commercial loan administrator from 1998 until 2002. Ms. Murray began her career as a department administrator with Trinity Industries, Inc., in Greeneville, Pennsylvania, from 1995 to 1997. Before embarking on her professional path, Ms. Murray

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Syretta Bowie


Originally attending college on a computer science scholarship, Syretta C. Bowie, CCP, now works with relocation companies trying to move people all across the world as the vice president of executive compensation, global mobility and workforce analytics at RR Donnelley in Warrenville, Illinois, since 2018. Her company has people who move from country to country and there has to be someone that coordinates their moves, but also makes sure all their taxes are paid. She also looks at all HR data and interprets to give the business information to give the business strategy. Additionally, Ms. Bowie is responsible not just for base compensation, but the incentive compensation and any long-term incentive compensation. Through these tasks, she works very closely with

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G. Valerie Egan


Although G. Valerie Egan started her career as a programmer and project manager at Merrill Lynch, she quickly realized that her true passions lay with human resources and recruiting. She worked her way up the ladder, and was eventually able to advance within the organization to the human resources department. There, she combined her skills and interests to recruit for information technology positions. Ms. Egan spent 18 years with the investment management company before deciding it was time to move on. She loved the work, but wanted more room for growth. That led her to AT&T, where she served as the assistant vice president for staffing and college relations, and to Aon Human Capital Services, where she served as the

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Respected for her detail-oriented nature and her ability to communicate with employees, Marjorie A. Nyquist Mero excelled in the utilities field. She started out as a clerk at the Southern California Gas Company, and grew into more advanced positions like engineer technician and job analyst at Power Co. and compensation supervisor at the Washington Water Power Co. (now the Avista Corporation). Ms. Mero knew she had found her niche when she joined Avista. She was promoted to compensation administrator after nine years in her previous position there, and to compensation manager two years after that. She retired from the organization as a human resources strategist in 1998. While she was with Avista, she also garnered experience with the Consumer Credit

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Skilled at solving problems, Linda R. Gay thrived in human resources for more than two decades. She started her journey as an assistant manager of affirmative action at the Raytheon Company in 1974, and quickly garnered a reputation for her fairness and her willingness to listen to her peers. This led Ms. Gay to advance to roles like senior human resources representative of Wang Laboratories, Incorporated, recruiter of the Zayre Corporation, and director of human resources for Cablevision. Over the years, her responsibilities came to include managing safety, wages, training, hiring, benefits, uniforms, and event planning, and representing both employees and companies. She retired in 1996. Ms. Gay credits much of her success to the female managers she worked with,

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Respectful and honest, Katherine Todd was known for her ability to connect with others. She strove to work with people, not against them, and she always put her best foot forward. That’s why she was the perfect candidate for the personnel field. Ms. Todd had been looking for a fulfilling job when someone suggested she pursue that path. The idea intrigued her, so she became a personnel assistant at Carnation Co. Her demeanor quickly won over her peers and superiors; they appreciated the way she treated them. Thus, when the head of the department retired, Ms. Todd was promoted to personnel manager. From there, she was asked to write an affirmative action plan for the corporation, which led to her

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