C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, has named Angie Freeman to the position of VP of human resources.
Freeman, an employee at C.H. Robinson since 1998, will oversee the global human resources function including employee relations, benefits, recruiting and learning and development. In addition, she will lead key initiatives to support the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company’s talent strategies.
Prior to this position, Freeman was VP for investor relations and public affairs where she was responsible for overseeing development and execution of enterprise branding, corporate reputation, sales support and stakeholder relations strategies.
“Angie has a long-term track record of successful leadership in numerous areas within C.H. Robinson as a result of her widespread responsibilities over the past 14 years,” said John Wiehoff, chairman and CEO. “I am confident in her abilities to lead our company in defining and shaping the role of human resources and leading our team of human resource professionals.”
In addition to her new role, Freeman continues to serve as president of the C.H. Robinson Foundation, which was established in 2005 to provide philanthropic support to communities. She also is a board member and chair of Community Health Charities of Minnesota. Freeman received bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science degrees from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s of science from the London School of Economics.
Replacing Freeman and leading investor relations will be Tim Gagnon, an employee at C.H. Robinson since 1999. As director of investor relations and analytics, Gagnon will oversee the company’s investor relations activities as well as continuing to lead C.H. Robinson’s analytical services. Gagnon has served as the director of enterprise business analytics since 2010. Gagnon received a bachelor of science from Central Connecticut State University and is the chairman of the board for the Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins, Minn.