Human resources administrator leaving Ridgewood school district

After five years of service in Ridgewood, human resources manager Gary Hall has resigned, effective Sept. 1.






Hall will be taking a job as human resources administrator for Bergen County Technical Schools and Bergen County Special Services School District.


“Gary, it’s been a pleasure to work with you for the last five years,” said Board of Education (BOE) President Sheila Brogan at last week’s meeting, when the announcement was made. “Thank you for the good work that you’ve done.”


She noted that Hall had helped the district “ask the right questions” when personnel inquiries came up.


After the meeting, Hall expressed mixed emotions.


“I’m excited about the new opportunity that the job offers, but I’m very sad to be leaving here. It’s a very well-run school district that is well-supported by the community,” he told The Ridgewood News. “The community should be proud of the school district.”


Hall said he hopes to take what he learned in Ridgewood and “apply it for the rest of my career.”


Just this past school year alone, Ridgewood has grappled with several human resources issues.


Hall was one of the BOE’s chief negotiators during the months-long negotiations for the new Ridgewood Education Association (REA) labor agreement, which was approved last October. The contract process began the previous school year, when educators increasingly expressed concerns about working without a contract.


The new REA agreement covers the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2015 and will result in a compound annual salary growth rate of 2.3 percent over those four years, with higher employee contributions to their health insurance premium costs.





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Participant Media Names Lynn Heymont Senior Vice President, Human Resources

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Lynn Heymont has been appointed Senior Vice President, Human Resources
for Participant Media, it was announced by Participant CEO Jim Berk.
Heymont, who will report to Berk, will be responsible for the direction
and administration of human resource strategy for Participant Media,
including the film group, its digital division TakePart and its new TV
channel, Pivot, which launches August 1st.

“Participant has grown to be a multiplatform media company with
operations in both LA and NY,” said Berk. “Given our rapid growth curve
and our expansion into television with Pivot and our plans to increase
our workforce both domestically and internationally, we are very
fortunate to have Lynn, with her wealth of HR experience in the
entertainment industry.”

Said Heymont, “As a strong advocate of working collaboratively with
senior management teams to effect corporate goals and initiatives, I’m
delighted to join Participant and be part of a team of outstanding
professionals who live their values and make a difference every day.”

Lynn has held a number of senior Human Resources leadership roles in the
entertainment industry, including at CBS, Sony Pictures Entertainment,
and most recently, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group where she was the
Executive Vice President, Human Resources – North America. In that role
she was a pivotal member of the due diligence team that was responsible
for the rapid succession of strategic acquisitions which doubled the
size of the company and its digital footprint.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Lynn has had a long
history of public service, including serving on the Board of Directors
and as West Coast Vice Chair for The Emma L. Bowen Foundation for
Minority Interests in Media, the President’s Council of Cornell Women,
and the Dean’s Advisory Board of UCLA Extension. In 2011 Lynn was
elected to Cornell’s University Council which partners with the Board of
Trustees on issues impacting the university’s faculty, staff and student
body.

Lynn holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, and was the 2009
recipient of Cornell University’s Helen Bull Vandervort Alumni
Achievement Award. In 2005, she was honored as one of forty female
executives selected by the Los Angeles Business Journal with its annual
Women Making a Difference Award.

Participant (participantmedia.com)
is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus
on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that
inspires social change. Participant’s more than 40 films include GOOD
NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC.,
WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’, THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its
films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its
new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain,
encourage and empower every individual to take action.

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DDA Public Relations
Alice Zou, 310-205-4868
alice.zou@ddapr.com

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