Billerica, Massachusetts-based JOH has promoted Laura George to VP of human resources.
George began her career with JOH in 2013. At that time, she had many years of experience in human resources, primarily in higher education.
“I was looking for new challenges and opportunities to grow,” she said. “When I submitted my resume for an HR position that described the employer as a family-run company, the description proved true. I was struck by the family feel at JOH and the longevity of the careers of the associates. JOH truly is a company that cares.”
George served as the director of HR at JOH for seven years, building enhanced systems of HR infrastructure to support its employees.
Responsible for recruitment, employee relations, benefit and compensation planning, and management coaching, the department of Human Resources impacts each and every associate at JOH. George remains committed to strengthening HR’s role in collaborating with associates and members of the leadership team and continuing to hire talent to support JOH’s growth and culture.
“Laura’s dedication to her work and our associates is representative of how JOH strives to perform as a company every day,” said John Saidnawey, chairman and CEO. “We are grateful to have her on our team. Congratulations on this well-deserved promotion.”
Outside of the office, George enjoys spending time with her family. Whether playing sports or hiking, outdoor activities are key in ensuring that she and her husband remain present and active in the lives of their four daughters and five grandchildren.
JOH was founded in 1956 by Harry O’Hare Sr. and is an independent food broker with 17 offices and strategic partnerships across the United States. JOH currently has over 500 employees and represents more than 400 clients.