Emory Report
February 14, 2005
Volume 57, Number 19


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February 14, 2005
HR welcomes new faces

Katherine Hinson is director of hr communications

Recent reorganization within Human Resources has provided the opportunity to recruit some great new talent, and the division is excited to announce the arrival of three new faces.

Tom Fitch, director of employment
Fitch joined Emory in December, bringing more than 20 years of employment experience. Most recently, he worked at Cingular Wireless as senior manager of employee relations/ethics. Fitch also has worked for Georgia-Pacific Corp., Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), IBM, the University of Georgia, the Atlanta College of Art, Mercer University and the University of Tennessee. He holds a bachelor’s in social studies secondary education, a master’s in counselor education from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in counseling and student personnel services from the University of Georgia.

Kym Harris, director of learning services
Harris was a human resources and training manager at Emory before joining the corporate world five years ago. She spent that time as manager of corporate training and senior manager of customer service operations at Home Depot. Harris is working on her doctorate in organizational leadership at Argosy University in Sarasota. She received her B.S. in psychology from Rutgers University and her MBA from Florida’s Nova Southeastern University. Harris said she looks forward to expanding and enhancing training and development within HR.

Kathleen Maestle, benefits director
Maestle joins the HR team on Feb. 14. Having spent her entire 25-year career in employee benefits, Maestle recently worked for Eckerd Corp. as a corporate benefits manager. She’s also worked for Ceridian Benefits Services, AVX Corp., Wesbanco Bank, ORMET Corp. and Ohio Valley Health Services and Education Corp. Maestle received her B.S. in management from the West Liberty State College in West Liberty, W.Va.

Del King, formerly director of employment services, is now senior director for HR. Mary Smith, formerly director of benefits, now is director of compensation.

For more information on HR services, visit http://emory.hr.emory.edu/.