Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Smith & Nephew Endoscopy
Tom Finnerty, senior vice president of human resources at Andover, Mass.-based Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, received the John D. Erdlen Five Star Award, the highest honor bestowed annually by the Northeast Human Resources Association, based in Waltham, Mass.
Finnerty joined the company as a vice president of human resources in 1999 with more than 20 years' HR leadership experience. He was appointed to the interim role of company president in both 2003 and 2006.
He previously worked for Chiron Diagnostics Corp., and prior to that he worked for The Foxboro Co. in both human resources and operations management roles.
Finnerty received an M.B.A. from Babson College and an undergraduate degree in human resource management from the University of Massachusetts.