This article accompanies Blending Old and New.
Category: Organizations with 7,500 or more employees
Title: Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Company: AbbVie, North Chicago, Ill.
Key HR Challenges: To build an HR department for a spinoff company and foster a corporate culture that honors the past but equips the company for a competitive new business environment.
Key HR Accomplishments: Developed "talent philosophy" in line with company's new identity; adapted HR processes from predecessor firm Abbott Laboratories to fit the new mission; brought in fresh talent to introduce new ideas.