POMCO, one of the nation’s largest benefits administrators, has announced that it has hired Louise Hand for the position of Director of Human Resources. Hand will be responsible for managing talent acquisition and retention, employee development, and employee benefit strategy for all of POMCO’s office locations.
Hand comes to POMCO with over twenty years of experience in human resource management. Prior to joining POMCO, Hand worked in the human resources department at Verizon Communications, holding various roles managing employee compensation, recruiting, talent management, benefits, and employee development.
“We are excited to welcome Louise to our human resource team,” said Terry Dowd, POMCO Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “She not only brings over two decades of employee engagement leadership to POMCO, she brings an enthusiastic, and hard-working attitude, and we are confident that she will excel in her position.”
Hand plans to draw on her previous roles to lead a cohesive employee engagement, and talent acquisition and retention strategy at POMCO.”
“I have long been aware of POMCO’s exceptional reputation in the community as a great place to learn and grow,” said Hand. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help POMCO continue on its path of community leadership and am fortunate to be part of an organization that is so committed to the individual success of its employees.”
Hand received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Binghamton University and her Masters in Business Administration from Syracuse University. She also has two Human Resource certifications, SPHR and SHRM-SCP. Hand is actively involved in the community, as she is on the Board of CNY SHRM and is currently serving as a Chair of the Total Rewards Committee for CNY SHRM. She has also volunteered as a Course Marshall for the Komen Race for the Cure that is held in Syracuse, NY each year for the past fifteen years.