New Human Resources Directors Further Elevate McKinstry’s Focus on People

Julie Milner hired as talent development director; Karen Vogel hired as human resources operations director; Alli Burton promoted to director of talent acquisition.

SEATTLE (Oct. 30, 2018) — With two new hires and one promotion, McKinstry has bolstered its human resources senior leadership—reinforcing the company’s ability to hire, develop and retain top-notch talent. McKinstry focuses heavily on its people and their development, understanding that employee growth is closely tied to organizational growth and success.

McKinstry recently hired Julie Milner as talent development director and Karen Vogel as human resources operations director. The company also promoted Alli Burton to director of talent acquisition. These three leaders bring a wealth of knowledge to McKinstry: They have more than 50 years of combined experience in different areas of human resources.

“I’m thrilled to have Julie, Karen and Alli on board,” said Janice Clusserath, McKinstry’s director of human resources. “They’re strong and capable leaders of their respective departments, and I know every current and future McKinstry employee will benefit from their savvy.”

Milner came to McKinstry earlier this year after nearly 30 years of experience in the consumer goods and healthcare industries—having specialized in corporate training, employee and organizational development, strategic workforce planning and change enablement. She now leads a team that runs all elements of employee training and development at McKinstry.

“It’s vital for me to be at a company that I feel good working for, and I feel great at McKinstry,” Milner said. “McKinstry truly believes in building a thriving planet, and I’m proud that my team gets to develop and train the people who turn that mission into action.”

Vogel arrived at McKinstry with several decades of experience working in human resources for Nordstrom, WatchGuard Technologies and Liberty Mutual. As a self-described “benefits geek,” she and her HR operations team will ensure McKinstry’s people have the best-possible benefits while optimizing the underlying systems that power those benefits.

“I always want to be a part of an organization that puts its talent first, and that’s absolutely the case at McKinstry,” Vogel said. “Our employees and our business can and do succeed together.”

Burton has 15 years of recruiting experience and has been with McKinstry since 2011, when she started as a talent acquisition partner. Burton now directs McKinstry’s talent acquisition team, driving recruiting efforts across McKinstry’s national footprint.

“It’s a privilege to hire amazing, intelligent and thoughtful people into this company that I believe in so deeply,” Burton said. “I’m excited to work with my team to bring even more diverse talent to McKinstry in the coming years.”

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