HR Director, Acuity Brands, Conyers, Ga.
This article accompanies The Quintessential Business Partner.
Greatest HR Achievement: Serving as a trusted, strategic business partner who understands the company's vision, business operations and strategies.
Greatest HR Challenge: Following the closure of a large U.S. production facility, Acuity Brands moved some of the work being performed at that facility to its Mexico plant. HR processes involving recruitment, employee development and retention needed to be transformed to accommodate the plant's growing demands.