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Welliver names Judith Kennedy as Director of Human Resources

Welliver is pleased to welcome Judith Kennedy as Director of Human Resources.

Kennedy is an innovative out-of-the-box thinker with more than 20 years in human resources management. In her role at Welliver, she will utilize her strengths in interpersonal communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills to improve upon current policies, standards, and benefits; identify opportunities relative to employee relations and training; enhance recruiting and onboarding efforts; and manage the complete life cycle of the company’s workforce.

“Judy brings years of high-level business management experience and significant knowledge of all aspects of human resources,” said Anne Welliver-Hartsing, President. “We are pleased that Judy has accepted this role and are confident she will lead company-wide human resource efforts with innovative, collaborative, and productive leadership.”

Throughout her career, Kennedy has developed skills in the recruitment process, compensation programs, benefits administration, and systems implementation. She most recently worked as Director, Human Resources for a healthcare residence facility located in the Southern Tier where she was instrumental in managing employee recruitment and retention programs, New York State regulatory compliance, labor relations, and union negotiations.

“A great organization is defined by its talent,” said Kennedy. “Welliver’s established reputation as a leader in the community as well as in the construction industry tells me where to find the talent. I look forward to continuing on this path by building a qualified, diverse workforce that will take the company to the next stage of growth.”

A graduate of the University of Buffalo, Kennedy is an active member of several professional human resource associations, including the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Human Resources Association of the Twin Tiers (HRATT).