Kristy Swegheimer is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources. She is responsible for leading the human resources department, with a focus on developing and executing recruiting, talent acquisition and employee relations strategies that represent the organization’s culture and values. As a member of the executive team, Swegheimer contributes directly to long and short-term strategic objectives of the organization while maximizing organizational effectiveness. She oversees HR programs and initiatives that enhance the employee experience and partners with leaders across the organization.
Swegheimer has over 20 years of human resources management experience with 11 years in leadership roles. Prior to joining PGE, she was the Director of Human Resources for Newport Group, a financial services organization with over 1,100 employees in 10 states. Earlier in her career, she held leadership positions in the consulting and staffing industry. She has extensive experience in evaluating and improving process and efficiencies through technology and has expertise in creating superior recruiting and talent acquisition departments. She has successfully led company mergers while providing a clear integration strategy for leadership.
Some of her areas of expertise include: Leading enterprise-wide HR projects; influencing managers and driving organizational initiatives; cost benefit and compensation analysis; HR process improvement and procedure automation; advising on talent development and succession planning; standardizing HR policies and procedures; talent management and performance development; and high impact training and engagement programs.
Swegheimer holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification as well as a Human Resources Management Certification from University of Central Florida.