ACT has recently added new senior leaders and promoted existing staff as part of a corporate-wide effort to advance the organizations new strategic plan.
Weve created several new positions and have repositioned other roles within the organization to better align critical skill sets with ACTs future direction, said ACT CEO Jon Whitmore. All ACT employees play a significant role in making ACT an even stronger organization.
David Cumberbatch joined ACT as chief strategy and marketing officer. He directs the development and execution of ACT corporate marketing and market development strategies. He began his career at Proctor & Gamble in brand management and has held senior leadership marketing positions at a number of organizations. He worked at Microsoft in product management and business development roles and most recently was vice president of corporate strategy at Career Education Corporation.
Miguel Encarnação is the chief innovation officer. He is establishing an in-house ACT Innovation Studio to tap the innovative spirit of people throughout the organization and to move ideas from inception to value-added applications. He has taught at universities in the United States and Germany and is founder of the IMEDIA Academy, an accredited nonprofit vocational school of higher education. Most recently, he led emerging technology innovation at Humana.
Jennifer Yi has been named chief talent officer and vice president, workplace excellence. She leads efforts on learning and leadership development, talent acquisition and retention, performance management, and rewards, recognition, and compensation systems. She has held similar positions in numerous industries including manufacturing, financial services, and hospitality. She comes to ACT from Diversey, Inc., where she served as vice president of global talent strategies.
Paul Weeks has been promoted to vice president, educational services. He previously served as assistant vice president for client outreach and partnerships and was most recently interim vice president, educational services.
Lon Andersen has been named vice president, information technology. He previously served as assistant vice president, information technology operations and was most recently interim vice president, information technology.
Anjanette Swingle has been named vice president, operations and logistics. She led the ACT scholarship and recognition services department in operations for nearly six years and was most recently interim vice president, operations.