Bloomington, Ind., September 24, 2014 – Connie Jackson, who has served as global vice president of human resources since 2005, has been promoted to senior vice president of human resources, the company said today. As senior vice president, Jackson will continue her responsibility for human resources globally for Cook Group Incorporated and its affiliates.
“Connie has been a leader within the Cook organization for more than 36 years, ” said Pete Yonkman, president of Cook Medical. “Over the years, we’ve asked Connie to move from a local HR manager to a global leader within the company. She has met and exceeded this challenge while establishing best practices in human resources across the Cook organization.”
Jackson is a true success story that is not uncommon at Cook. She joined the company in 1978 as a receptionist and eventually took on the role of supervisor for the payroll and insurance departments. In 1988, she assumed the role of personnel advisor and in 1996 she began work as manager of the human resources department. Jackson was named vice president of human resources for Cook Incorporated in 2005. During her tenure at Cook, Jackson has worked tirelessly to advocate for employee benefits, conduct interviews nationwide to support Cook’s expanding workforce, coordinate data compilation required for the US Department of Labor, and support work on personnel issues for Cook companies globally including the French Lick Resort. Jackson lives in Bloomington, Ind., with her husband and enjoys spending time with her two sons and one grandson.
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