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LORRAINE L.

WOOD Objective: To achieve success within your organization through my ability to bui ld trust, cultivate relationships at all levels, influence others as well as imp lement and drive strategic & tactical projects to a successful outcome. PO Box 930 * Tahoe City, CA 96145 * (925) 451-9600 * lw11a2cf6@westpost.n et - Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/loriwood0129 HUMAN RESOURCE LEADERSHIP: 20+ years of combined professional experience, including human resources, projec t management, business administration and executive/senior level leadership. An HR Professional disting uished by commended performance, progressive growth and proven results. * I have a passion for people management and enjoy engaging, developing, coachin g and building high performance, results oriented teams. * I am a highly personable leader that enjoys being a part of a broader executiv e committee or senior level team. I am a dynamic business partner that drives c reative, value added solutions for both internal clients and external guests. * I have a passion for driving Operational Excellence within an organization, wo rking with internal groups to improve processes, programs and performance to del iver improved effectiveness and efficiency. * I am an excellent communicator capable of building relationships and positivel y influencing at all levels within an organization. I offer a valuable skill set , including driving execution, demonstrating courage, critical thinking and fost ering open communication & trust I offer an extensive strategic & tactical background as a senior HR leader, incl uding advanced experience in employee engagement, employee & labor relations, em ployee recruitment and retention, staff development, mediation, conflict resolut ion, benefits and compensation, HR records management, HR policies development a nd legal compliance in a seasonally fluctuating environment. SKILL SET HR Department Startup Employment Law FMLA/ADA/EEO/WC CA/NV Employment Law Visa Employment Organizational Development Mediation & Advocacy HRIS Technologies Staff Recruitment & Retention Employee Relations Benefits Administration HR Program/Project Management Orientation & On-Boarding Training & Development Performance Management Additional Skills: Accounting Business Administration Project Management Purchasing/Procurement Supply Chain Management Fulfillment Marketing

HUMAN RESOURCES PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE TARGET CORPORATION - Northern California Big Box Retailer. Regional Human Resources Manager (Northern California & Nevada), 08/2004 - 11/20 05 Regional Human Resources Manager (Washington, Idaho & Montana), 07/2002 - 08/200 4 Promoted to manage of a full spectrum of regional HR operations, systems and pro grams within a multi-state, multi- location organization. Personal efforts led t o continued professional growth within organization and increased responsibility . Key Responsibilities: * Fostered a teamwork/open-door environment conducive to positive dialogue acros s the organization. * Played a key role in ensuring the successful launch of new stores within regio n. * Improved Team Member Survey Results through creating, implementing and leading strategy * Managed employee and labor relations issues within region using sound judgment and decision making skills including: EEOC/ADA/FMLA/Drug Free Workplace/Unemplo yment Claims/Harassment Investigations/State & Local Wage & Hour Compliance * Oversee all performance management issues, corrective action and terminations at executive and hourly levels * Advised and trained store leadership teams on handling of corrective action, e mployee relations and harassment * Proactively recruited, hired and trained stores human resources managers and s tores executives to meet current and future needs * Drove hiring processes, resolved staffing needs, turnover and budgets within r egion * Drove sales through building successful, result oriented teams committed to gu est service and brand * Drove diversity; facilitated college campus recruiting , internships and imple mented mentor programs * Implemented company policies, maintain compensation guidelines and build compa ny culture within regions * Developed and implemented training and professional development programs for a ll levels of management and store teams * Resolved OSHA workplace compliance concerns, managed workers compensation clai ms, safety and return-to-work programs * Partner with Assets Protection teams on all internal investigations, arrests a nd terminations * Well engaged in overall strategic planning within region Executive Store Human Resources Manager - Elk Grove, CA 95758 (10/2000 - 6/2002) * Assigned to District Resource Role for Stores HR Managers (10/2001 - 6/2002) * Awarded HR Manager of the Year Award (2000 - 2001) * Analyze all staffing needs and manage hiring processes within stores; manage t urnover, compensation and benefits * Manage and approve all performance management processes and terminations withi n stores * Facilitate training programs specific to each departments requirements; teams of up to 250 employees * Implement company programs & policies; assist store executive team with develo pmental programs for team members

* Participate in systematic store operations Executive Sales Manager - Various Locations (9/90- 9/98) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (OUTSIDE OF HUMAN RESOURCES) STEPHEN GOULD CORPORATION - Northern California Manufacturer of retail and industrial packaging for the food, cosmetic, consumer electronics and other industries. Project Manager, 11/2008 to Present Recruited to play a key role in the management of new projects including print, cosmetics, food, hard goods and well known consumer electronics products. Broug ht onboard to generate new clients and vendors bringing additional manufacturing opportunities to the company. * Maintain the objectives & timelines of a project throughout its life cycle via strong execution skills and attention to detail * Manage bidding process among multiple vendors; make final buying decisions ens uring best pricing * Define scope and develop RFP's including time lines, costs, milestones and des ign elements as well as manage budget structure. * Effectively communicate status updates with corporate, management, QC, logisti cs & vendors * Provide creative input on product development concepts, component & marketing ideas and bring products to market. * Maintain an uninterrupted supply chain through flawless execution of inventory & fulfillment management * Actively source new vendors while maintaining strong relationships with curren t suppliers both domestically and offshore. * Determine logistical approach with highest cost savings to each project * Develop and maintain strong relationships with buyers through integrated cost center involvement * Successfully implemented continuous improvement processes in the area of proje ct management. TAHOE BLUE REAL ESTATE & MORTGAGE SERVICES - Lake Tahoe, CA Real Estate enterprise specializing in vacation homes in the Lake Tahoe region. Owner & Real Estate Consultant, 7/2005 - 11/2008 Established to provide real estate and mortgage services to the prospective vaca tion home buyers. Modeled after the "Keep Tahoe Blue" organization which protect s the Lake Tahoe basin. * Managed office operations such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable & Mark eting * Developed client relationships through consistent follow up & communication wh ile keeping their long term goals in line * Maintained current client base through continued analysis of the market and ex ecution at appropriate timing * Provided time sensitive market information to clients while assisting with spe cific financing needs * Facilitated Real Estate transactions via strong relationships with colleagues and specialized market information * Maintained state compliance requirements via continued education with Departme nt of Real Estate training programs

EDUCATION PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Portland, OR General Studies / Psychology (1 year) FOREST GROVE HIGH SCHOOL - Forest Grove, OR General Studies / Diploma 1987 OF NOTE HR Designation Goals: * Attain PHR/SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources); Anticipated completi on March, 2011 * Attain PHR-NV (Professional in Human Resources with NV state-specific certific ation); 2012 * Attain PHR-CA (Professional in Human Resources with CA state-specific certific ation); 2012