Vicki M. Wenger VICKI M. WENGER

2 Whisper Lane, Malvern, PA 19355

702-539-9159 vickimwenger@gmail.com

25 Years of HR Experience at Fortune 500 Companies



SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES EXECUTIVE / STRATEGIC BUSINESS PARTNER

Delivering transformational HR leadership to drive success of growth initiatives in diverse industries.

Executive Profile:

Proactive, business-minded HR leader with a dynamic career, building a talented workforce and steering major corporations through complex transitions. Proven expertise defining organizational structure and human capital requirements to align HR functions with business goals. Record of success serving as catalyst to optimize performance, enhance productivity, and drive revenue growth. Articulate communicator and skilled negotiator.


SIGNATURE LEADERSHIP QUALITIES

Organizational Development Talent Management Employee Relations Training & Staff Development
Compensation & Benefits Succession Planning Strategic Planning & Business Analysis Business Partnering
Regulatory Compliance Change Management Committee Membership Staffing & Recruitment



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


COZEN O'CONNOR - Philadelphia, PA 2013
International law firm ranked #89 in size servicing corporate clients in a variety of practice areas, employing 1100 employees.
CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

Designed and implemented HR reorganization plan to maximize efficiency, and introduced a formal leadership development program, to sharpen competitive edge. Developed firm's employee engagement strategy, beginning with the senior leadership team, to include a common business goal & strategy. Designed and implemented new disability and employee relocation policies, and continued work on revision of Employee Policy Manual to meet changing business needs.

COX COMMUNICATIONS, INC. - Las Vegas, NV 2003 - 2012
Third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider ranked #397 on the Fortune 500 prior to privatization.
VICE PRESIDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES

Coordinated all HR strategic planning and implementation serving 1400 personnel. Managed team of HR professionals across functional areas including Talent Acquisition & Retention, Employee Relations, Training & Organizational Development, Benefits & Compensation, EEO/Affirmative Action, Safety, HRMS, and Payroll. Facilitated employee onboarding program. Directed leadership development activities. Served on National Diversity Council.
  • Received Vision Award nomination for achieving best bundle growth and rank as #1 sales organization company-wide 2 consecutive years (2010 and 2011) after executing new sales recruitment program.

  • Recruited 50% of Senior Team Members resulting in surpassing operating cash flow budget by $32M in 2011 and beating budget by 8%.

  • Achieved employee engagement score of 95% on 2011 Employee Survey exceeding company average in all survey categories.

  • Directed initiative improving staff leadership development skills and streamlining operational procedures leading to best market share against RBOC competitors company-wide.

  • Coordinated design and establishment of Local Diversity Council organizational structure enabling attainment of key diversity goals in marketing, supply chain, people, and public affairs.


CABLEVISION SYSTEMS CORPORATION - Bethpage, NY 1987 - 2002
Leading telecommunications and entertainment provider in the New York region ranked #382 on the Fortune 500.
AREA DIRECTOR, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS (1999 - 2002)

REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES (1994 - 1999)

HR DIRECTOR (1990 - 1994)

HR MANAGER (1987 - 1990)


Began as HR Manager servicing 300 employees in generalist capacity; promoted to HR Director after few years while population grew steadily and significantly. Managed 15+ HR professionals servicing 3600 employees across 13 locations in New Jersey. Developed company-wide HR policies and procedures as Regional Director. Served as Team Leader on key projects including creation of employee handbook, cultivation of job descriptions, and corrective action training as Area Director. Ensured compliance with federal and state employment laws.
  • Facilitated integration initiatives following acquisition of Clearview Cinemas including standardization of company policies/procedures and introduction of Employee Relations (ER) program.

  • Received multiple commendations for service quality after directing Employee Relations team in reductions in force activity across New York Metropolitan Area.

IZOD LACOSTE (division of GENERAL MILLS, INC.) - New York, NY 1980 - 1983
Major apparel designer and manufacturer. General Mills is ranked #169 on the Fortune 500.
CORPORATE EMPLOYMENT MANAGER

Conceived and established staffing and recruitment guidelines. Authored internal policies and procedures covering staffing, promotions, transfers, terminations, and exit interviews. Provided counsel to Senior Management on employee relations, organizational development, and corrective action recommendations.
  • Achieved significant annual savings and exceeded MIS staffing objectives 50% by developing and implementing multi-sourcing methodology.

EDUCATION


PhD, Counseling Psychology program coursework - New York University, New York, NY
Completed 4 years of full-time program coursework and practicum (4.0 GPA)

MS, Counseling and Personnel Services - Fordham University, New York, NY
            Degree received with full academic scholarship as Graduate Assistant (4.0 GPA)

BA, Psychology - Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
            Degree received with full academic scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude (3.85 GPA)

Professional Diploma program, Counseling Psychology - Fordham University, New York, NY
Completed semester of program coursework (4.0 GPA)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


Board, Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board           Member, Society for HR Management (SHRM)
Board, Foundation for Independent Tomorrow (FIT)           Member, Southern Nevada HR Association (SNHRA)




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