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Nicola Dingemans was appointed chief human capital officer for the New York-based Oliver Wyman Group. She reports to John Drzik, CEO, and to Laurie Ledford, chief human resource officer of Marsh & McLennan Cos. She also joins the Oliver Wyman Group Management Committee, the Oliver Wyman Global Leadership Team and the Marsh & McLennan Cos. HR Executive Team.

Dingemans joins the organization from international law firm Reed Smith, where she served as global chief people officer. Previously, she served in multiple roles spanning a 20-year career at Booz, Allen & Hamilton (now Booz & Co.), including consulting to the chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors and serving in multiple HR and operations leadership roles.

She earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Queen's College in Oxford, England.

Associated Materials, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, appointed James Kenyon as senior vice president and chief HR officer.

Prior to this appointment, he served as vice president of human resources at Rexnord Corp.'s water-management platform. Previously, he served in various management positions at OM Group and Danaher Corp.

Kenyon earned a master's degree in organizational development from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Cleveland State University.

Providence, R.I.-based Textron Inc. named Cheryl H. Johnson executive vice president of human resources. She reports directly to Chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly.

Prior to the appointment, Johnson served as the director of talent and organizational development for Textron's Bell Helicopter division since 2011, where she oversaw Bell's talent-recruitment and succession process, and helped optimize its overall organization design. She joined Textron in 1996 and has held various human resource leadership positions across Textron's businesses, including senior human resources business partner for Greenlee from 2005 to 2006 and vice president of human resources for E-Z-GO, a position she held from 2006 until joining Bell in 2009 as human resources director.

Before joining Textron, Johnson's career encompassed multi-industry and multi-functional management roles spanning human resources, marketing and sales, and finance disciplines as well as retail, public administration and aerospace and defense industries.

She earned an M.B.A. and a bachelor's degree in operations management from Northern Illinois University. 

Amanda Davis was named director of brand culture and internal communications at Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, based in McLean, Va.

Davis most recently spent nearly four years as a director of brand- performance support for Embassy Suites Hotels. In this role, she oversaw a portfolio of more than 30 hotels -- both open and under construction -- from North Carolina to South Florida. Before that, she held regional support positions at 1-800-GOT-JUNK and Concord Hospitality Enterprises Co. She also spent two years as general manager at a Hampton Inn in Virginia and began her career working at Embassy Suites hotels in North Carolina and Massachusetts.

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She holds a bachelor's degree in international business from Liberty University and is a member of the Chamber of Commerce Executive Women's Group and Emerging Leaders.

Newtown Square, Pa.-based Balfour Beatty Capital Group Inc., a developer and operator of public-private partnership projects, named Shannon Ross as vice president of human resources.

Ross comes to Balfour Beatty from ARAMARK, where she served as human resources director for ARAMARK's Higher Education division. During her 13 years with ARAMARK, she also held positions as HR director for the company's operations at the athletes' village during the Beijing Olympics and similar roles with their correctional services and sports and entertainment divisions.

Ross holds an M.B.A. from St. Joseph's University and a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University.

Houston-based MicroSeismic Inc. announced today that Greg Burns has been appointed vice president of human resources.

Prior to joining MicroSeismic, he was HR director for Cooper Industries. He has more than 16 years of experience in international oilfield operations, with the majority of his career spent at oilfield-services giant Schlumberger, where he began as a field engineer.

Burns holds an M.B.A. from the Rotterdam School of Management and a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alabama.

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