Adrienne Gemperle ’99 (Seattle, MS Mgt.) is Chief People Officer at NYC-based Plated, a premium meal-kit service. She previously served in senior human resources roles at Starbucks for nine years, most recently as Senior VP of Partner Resources. In that role, she oversaw a team of HR professionals serving over 125,000 partners at 7,500 stores.
Dr. Juan “Kiko” Suarez ’14 (PhD, GSLC) has been appointed Chief Academic Officer at Huntington Junior College in Huntington, WV. The appointment was made by HJC President Fred Fransen and is an important step in positioning the college for future success. As Chief Academic Officer, Suarez is tasked with growing the college’s academic offerings based on the needs of the local business community and national trends. This is a newly-created position “We are incredibly fortunate to bring Dr. Suarez on board, and are especially excited to draw on his expertise in competency-based learning and credentialing,” said Fransen. Suarez said that