Pam Bonnell Joins HR Department

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Pam Bonnell is a new face in Human Resources. She is our new director of staff and organizational development and is beyond excited to be at Emerson. She began her service in January and she has quickly immersed herself in the community. If you haven’t met her yet, you will very soon!

In her new role, Bonnell will be responsible for providing resources while supporting and enabling staff to meet their professional career goals. She has been tasked with assessing, identifying, and addressing key learning and talent needs across the College. She will develop, coach, and deliver training programs to staff at all levels on topics ranging from technical, management, and leadership to competency development. In addition, Bonnell will assume responsibility for performance coaching, onboarding, engagement, and encouraging employees to thrive in a constantly changing environment.

Since she started two months ago, she has talked with many Emerson community members. Based on the initial feedback she’s received, she is planning to focus on the following areas first:

  • Improve communication from HR throughout the campus community
  • Create and implement an easy/meaningful performance management process for the 2016–2017 year, as well as looking at how we can make improvements for the next year
  • Develop a curriculum that will support staff and managers as they look to improve their skills

Bonnell has spent her 20+ year career in learning and organizational development both in financial services and in retail. For the last 11 years, she was the director of talent development at Barnes & Noble College. Prior to that, she served as the director of learning and development at CitiBank and as the AVP of learning and performance at Prudential Financial.

Originally from North Hampton, New Hampshire, Bonnell is thrilled to be back in New England, closer to her family and even closer to the beach! Her other passions include spending time with her two daughters and going to concerts. She is a lover of all music, but country has a special place in her heart. As a new resident of Melrose, Massachusetts, she is looking forward to exploring her new neighborhood.

Bonnell considers your input in her work vital and welcomes your feedback and suggestions. Don’t be shy; she is excited to get to know us all!

Sharon Duffy (Campus Life)

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