Ruder Finn, Inc. Hires Gina Kelly as Director of Talent and People Experience Across the U.S.
NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Ruder Finn, Inc., a leading independent global communications agency, today announced the appointment of Gina Kelly as Director of Talent and People Experience. Kelly joins Ruder Finn from The Walt Disney Company. Kelly's new role marks a milestone for Ruder Finn in the transformation of the HR function to focus on employee experience. Kelly brings years of experience in leadership development, employee training and engagement, recruitment, organizational design and strategy and employee relations. Kelly will spearhead Ruder Finn's employee engagement, performance management, recruitment and training services and enhance the overall employee experience within the agency. She will report to Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO, Ruder Finn.
"I'm pleased to be joining the Ruder Finn team," said Gina Kelly, Director of Talent and People Experience, Ruder Finn. "I have been truly impressed with the outstanding creativity of Ruder Finn's people and look forward to helping the agency continue to produce the best talent in the industry."
"The Ruder Finn culture is centered on the creativity and passions of our talent," said Kathy Bloomgarden, CEO, Ruder Finn. "Gina Kelly's expertise in employee relations and talent development will allow us to evolve our HR department to have a stronger focus on the employee experience, allowing us to stimulate and inspire originality at a greater level."
A hallmark of Ruder Finn is its "challenge culture", which encourages staff to stretch their abilities and contribute at the highest level possible. At Ruder Finn, we celebrate the creative and eclectic diversity of our staff. From journalism and communications, to arts, film and music, to technologists and psychologists, the diverse backgrounds of our people help us go beyond thinking out of the box and further expanding the box in which we think.
Kelly joins Ruder Finn from The Walt Disney Company, where she spearheaded talent management, recruitment and leadership development for the Technology Broadcast group at the ABC Television Network. Kelly holds an MBA with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Development from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business and Management, in Malibu, California.
ABOUT RUDER FINN, INC.Ruder Finn, Inc. is one of the world's largest independent public relations agencies with dual headquarters in the U.S. and China. Founded in 1948, Ruder Finn serves the global and local communication needs of over 250 corporations, governments and non-profit organizations. The agency is organized around four strategic pillars that reflect its core areas of expertise: Health & Wellness, Corporate & Public Trust, Technology & Innovation, and Consumer Connections. Key offerings include corporate reputation and media counsel, executive thought leadership, financial communications, employee engagement and internal communications, and crisis and issues management. RFI Studios, the agency's full-service digital practice, leads the industry in designing and developing internal collaboration platforms, building conversations and communities around brands, and staying top-of-mind in the world of mobile apps. For more information, visit www.ruderfinn.com.
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