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FINALIST: Ann M. Harten
Global VP of HR
Haworth Inc.
Ann M. Harten leads Haworth's global human resources initiatives including the design and implementation
of a multi-tiered, global leadership development program. She began her career at Haworth in 2005 as VP of
global information services, adding responsibility for human resources in 2008. Before joining the Haworth
team, Harten served as SVP and chief information offi cer for SIRVA, Inc.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
Harten's forward-thinking approach to management is based on data driving informed decisions. Metrics guide
the HR practice: an overarching People Dashboard helps address current issues and anticipate future needs.
Harten is also the driving force behind Haworth's Promote From Within program.
FINALIST: Sara Hill
CHRO
Ceridian
In her role as CHRO of Ceridian, Sara Hill oversees the global human resources functions across Ceridian and has
responsibility for enhancing the employee experience, increasing employee engagement, and developing people
and talent management strategies to bring Ceridian to the next level. Prior to joining Ceridian, she most recently
served as SVP, HR at U.S. Bancorp, providing HR leadership for the wealth management and securities services
division. She has worked at Fidelity Investments as VP of management effectiveness.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
Hill has been a champion at creating an environment that provides career advancement opportunities and
supports lifelong learning by offering several programs: Career Path Site (allows employees to create job
paths); Manager Essentials (leadership training programs); Top Talent Program (training and mentorship
program); and Learn @ Work Week (career development with more than 25 courses). These initiatives prove
valuable: 30 percent of open positions were fi lled internally.
FINALIST: Kawel LauBach
CHRO
Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority
Kawel LauBach was named CHRO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority in February 2013 to oversee all
human resource and guest service functions. He was was an original member of the Mohegan Sun at Pocono
Downs's management team tasked with opening the fi rst casino in Pennsylvania and most recently served as
the VP of administration, overseeing non-gaming operations, human resources, and guest service functions.
Prior to joining Mohegan Sun in 2005, LauBach worked for Harrah's Entertainment and subsequently Boyd
Gaming as a human resource executive at their Louisiana properties.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
LauBach has helped create a uniquely competitive guest-centric culture at Mohegan Sun. His innovative employee
engagement initiatives-including complimentary meals for employees and a chance in a money booth for perfect
attendance-have increased productivity while developing a more passionate and committed corporate culture.
His personal approach to leadership has resulted in guest and employee sentiment hitting the mid 90th percentile.
FINALIST: Jenn Mann
VP of HR
SAS
Jenn Mann leads a global HR organization that acts as stewards of the SAS culture and engages a global
workforce of more than 13,000 employees with diverse talents and skills. She is responsible for developing and
guiding SAS' HR vision and articulating the organization's strategy to help acquire, develop, reward, and retain
the best talent. Mann joined SAS in 1998 where she worked closely with executive leadership on employee
performance and organizational effectiveness initiatives. She led an HR team supporting worldwide marketing
and research and development divisions.
INNOVATION AND IMPACT:
Mann drives organizational talent management by ensuring SAS has the right skills in the right place at the
right time. In fact, 40 percent of SAS' positions are fi lled internally, which promotes career development and
growth. Internal development is also key: Mann's organization enlisted programs to train hundreds of global
SAS leaders and helped launch the new sales and technical support academies.
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