Vice President for Human Resources
Jeanette Whitman-Lee graduated with a BA in English from Eastern CT State University, where, near her alma mater, she experienced her first professional role — teaching elementary school in a small Catholic school for the Diocese of Norwich, CT. After 11 years of teaching, Jeanette transitioned industries working in a variety of multi-unit roles in the retail industry (Macy’s, Kohl’s and Bed, Bath & Beyond) including District Merchandising Manager, Regional Operations Manager, Regional Staffing Manager and Regional Director of Human Resources. During this time Jeanette also volunteered as a weekend Administrator at Holy Family Home and Shelter, a homeless shelter for children and families in Willimantic CT, a part-time Administrator at the Ronald McDonald House, has served on the Board of Directors for Financial Federal Credit Union since 2012 and is currently a member of the MBA Advisory Board at Berkeley College in Woodland, NJ.
Her most recent professional role was Regional Director of Human Resources for Allied Universal Security Services – serving 24,000 Security Professionals and 4,000 Support Employees across the Region which spanned the geography of NJ to Maine. She earned her CPP (Certified Protection Professional) certification from ASIS and her SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional in HR) from Society of Human Resource Managers, contributing actively in a variety of different ways to both professional organizations.
Jeanette’s experience and background in working in education, which has intersected social service programs, as well experience on enterprise tactics within larger companies, have ultimately fostered a unique lens in which to approach the most important asset to any organization – the people who make the company GREAT! Jeanette lives with her husband Ed in Bridgeport, CT with their 3 rescue cats: Bubby, Mon Amie, and Cyrano.