Orbis has named Mary Jane Jamar as the organization’s first Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). In this capacity, Ms. Jamar will also join and play a critical role on the Orbis Executive Leadership Team.
Ms. Jamar has extensive experience working across cultures to understand the demands of global HR practices and has an impressive track record with various nonprofits and impact organizations for improving organizational structure and innovating cutting-edge HR systems, according to Orbis. She has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and decisive tactician who creates and executes plans for maximizing human capital, develops strong yet flexible organizational structures, and establishes programs to support immediate and long-term objectives.
“We are thrilled to have Mary Jane join the Orbis team,” Orbis President and CEO Derek Hodkey, said in a news release. “Her 20-plus year track record of innovating HR systems from the ground up will enable her to get to work quickly on realizing an ambitious vision to strengthen Orbis’s global HR function, people, and culture.”
Ms. Jamar joins Orbis from Global HR Consulting, which utilizes a global network of partners to provide human resource management services to a variety of industries. Prior to that, she held the role of CHRO at Winrock International and at the International Rescue Committee (IRC). She has also held the senior HR role at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and the World Wildlife Fund.
“I am excited to join an organization where people are a priority and where we are working together to have a real impact on individuals’ lives.” says Ms. Jamar. “I’ve continued to be inspired by the excellence and passion the Orbis team demonstrates, and I could not be more enthusiastic about the work that’s ahead.”