BUFFALO, N.Y., May 23, 2012 – To drive Rich Products Corporation’s human resource (HR) practices to the highest standards globally, Rich’s has appointed three executives, Stephanie Argentine, Jill Bond and Judy Campbell, to lead the HR function as part of an new shared leadership model.
Argentine, Bond and Campbell jointly bring a wealth of knowledge, diversity of thought and keen insight to Rich’s business leadership, and will help position the company to thrive in today’s ever-evolving, globally-competitive marketplace.
“Our global realignment has positioned us to identify trends and opportunities across national and cultural boundaries, and we’re communicating and capitalizing on that input faster than ever before,” said Maureen Hurley, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. “Engagement and collaboration among our associates are vital, and we’re confident this strong HR team will foster success.”
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Argentine’s diverse educational and professional background makes her an ideal fit for her new responsibilities on the HR team, which include strategic leadership, direction, internal consulting and support to the global organization. Her education includes both a Juris Doctor (1993) and an MBA in human resources and health care (2000) from the University of Buffalo.
Prior to joining Rich’s in 2010, Argentine served as the Human Resources Senior Director for the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa regions for Bureau Veritas, a quality assurance provider headquartered in France and with offices in 140 countries. She earlier served as chair of the business department at New York’s Medaille College, where she taught human resources strategy, negotiation and statistics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as a tenure-track professor.
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Bond’s extensive legal experience and her community involvement uniquely complement the backgrounds of her colleagues. In addition to worldwide oversight for Rich’s legal function, Bond serves as Chief Compliance Officer, with responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of Rich’s standards of business conduct and oversight of Shared Services and Benefits for Rich’s workforce worldwide.
Bond graduated from Canisius College in 1982 and from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School in 1985. She began her professional career at Hurwitz & Fine P.C., of Buffalo. Three years later, Bond joined Rich’s and has since ascended through the ranks.
She is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Bar Association of Erie County, the Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association, the American Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY) and was a former director of the Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association.
Bond has served the boards of numerous Buffalo-based organizations including the Aquarium of Niagara, Sister to Sister Connection, Westminster Early Childhood Programs and The Clarkson Center. She is also a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) and the charter class of the WFF/Kellogg Executive Development Program. She was a founding member of the Advisory Council for the Emerging Leaders Society of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County. And in 1996, Bond was named to Buffalo First’s 40 Under 40 list.
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In addition to shared responsibility for overall HR strategy and leadership, Campbell leads the HR development and execution for all business regions and functions and has primary responsibility for the development of the Rich’s Associate Value Proposition. A 21-year veteran of Rich’s, Campbell has risen through the ranks in the company’s HR department. In her most recent role as Vice President of HR and Strategic Planning, Campbell championed the establishment of consistent HR processes and best practices across Rich’s International locations.
Prior to joining Rich’s, Campbell worked as an executive recruiter for Richardson & Associates and in a variety of roles for Travelers Insurance culminating with responsibilities as the Director of Employment and Compensation. She is a native of Fort Erie, Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.
“These three Rich’s executives are a natural fit for our shared leadership model,” said Hurley. “They’ve forged unique relationships with each other, and Bond and Campbell have risen through our internal ranks together. Argentine’s strategic leadership qualities seamlessly round out the team. I’m confident their unique set of skills will position the organization for the highest level of HR leadership and global success.”