Webster Bank Names New Chief Human Resources Officer

WATERBURY, Conn., April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Webster Bank, a leading regional bank serving businesses and consumers from metro New York City to Boston, Mass., today announced Bernard Garrigues as its new executive vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO).  Garrigues reports directly to Joe Savage, president, and is based in Webster’s corporate headquarters in Waterbury.  At Webster, Garrigues will be responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including talent management, staffing, learning and development, and compensation and benefits.

Bernard Garrigues, executive vice president, CHRO at Webster

“Bernard’s strong background and global expertise in building diverse talent and organizational capabilities will prove valuable as Webster grows and deepens its relationship with consumers and businesses across our markets,” Savage said.  “His leadership will nurture our culture as a values-driven, community-focused bank, and he will guide our differentiation of living up to delivering exceptional customer service.”

Most recently, Garrigues was with TIMEX Group in Middlebury, Conn., where he was the CHRO and had comprehensive global HR responsibility for several thousand employees in 22 countries.  While there, he created new talent management, leadership development, and HR business partnership programs that drove operational excellence and strong employee engagement.  Prior to that, he worked 21 years for General Electric where he served in senior HR leadership roles with a number of GE businesses, including Commercial Finance, Capital Real Estate, Healthcare, and Capital IT Solutions in both the United States and Europe.  While at GE, Garrigues developed deep HR domain expertise in building culture, talent, and organization capabilities.

Garrigues is a graduate of the University of Montpellier in Montpellier, France with degrees in employee relations and law.  He is Six Sigma, Green Belt certified, a published author, and a seasoned guest lecturer.  Garrigues lives in Stamford, Conn.

About Webster
Webster Financial Corporation (WBS) is the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A. With $21 billion in assets, Webster provides business and consumer banking, mortgages, private banking, trust and investment services through 168 banking offices; 310 ATMs; telephone banking; mobile banking; and the Internet. Webster Bank owns the asset based lending firm Webster Business Credit Corporation; the equipment finance firm Webster Capital Finance Corporation; and provides health savings account trustee and administrative services through HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank. Member FDIC and equal housing lender. For more information about Webster, including past press releases and the latest annual report, visit the Webster website at
www.websterbank.com or follow us on LinkedIn http://linkedin.com/company/webster-bank and Twitter https://twitter.com/WebsterBank.

 

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ADT Names Laura Miller New Chief Human Resources Officer

BOCA RATON, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

The ADT Corporation (ADT) today announced the appointment of Laura Miller to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. Miller, who most recently served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Coca-Cola Refreshments, will report directly to Naren Gursahaney, ADT’s president and CEO. She will join ADT on May 5, 2014 and be based in the Company’s headquarters in Boca Raton, Florida.

In her new role, Miller will lead ADT’s human resources across the Residential, Small Business, and Health business units in North America. She will oversee all HR business partners, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, talent management, labor and employee relations, and diversity and inclusion.

Before joining ADT, Miller served in multiple senior leadership roles within the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, most recently as Chief Human Resources Officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments. As a member of Coca-Cola’s executive leadership team, she oversaw all areas of HR, including HR business partners, shared services, and centers of expertise, including compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, talent management, labor and employee relations, and diversity and inclusion. Prior to Coca-Cola, Miller held various HR leadership positions for Raytheon Company, a leading defense contractor and industrial corporation based in Waltham, Massachusetts.

“Laura has tremendous experience building and leading top-notch human resources organizations among some of the best and biggest global brands, while also understanding the challenges and opportunities associated with a highly distributed employee and office location base,” said Gursahaney. He added, “I look forward to Laura’s strategic insight as she assumes responsibility for ADT’s most important asset—our people.”

Miller commented, “ADT is a great business with a great brand and a tremendous amount of growth potential. I look forward to collaborating with team members across all levels of the organization to shape a high-performance company culture that will support and drive ADT’s continued market leadership.”

Miller holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

About ADT

ADT Security Services is a leading provider of electronic security, interactive home and business automation and monitoring services for residences and small businesses in the United States and Canada. ADT’s broad and pioneering set of products and services, including ADT Pulse® interactive home and business solutions, and health services, meet a range of customer needs for today’s active and increasingly mobile lifestyles. Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, ADT helps provide peace of mind to more than six million customers, and it employs approximately 16,500 people at 200 locations. More information is available at www.adt.com.

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