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W&L’s Office of Human Resources Announces Two Appointments

— by on October 22nd, 2008

Washington and Lee University announces two appointments to the Office of Human Resources, one of whom fills a new position in the office. Jodi Owsley is the new manager of compensation programs and Mary Katherine Snead will fill the new position of assistant director of Human Resources for Work/Life Initiatives.

“I am very excited to have Jodi and Mary Katherine join our growing HR team!” said Amy Barnes, executive director of Human Resources.

Owsley was assistant treasurer and also staff associate in the treasurer’s office at W&L before joining Human Resources in early October. Previous positions are executive assistant to W&L’s President between her time in the treasurer’s office, executive assistant for Lexington Downtown Development Association and voter information data manager for Mimi Elrod’s campaign for delegate to the Virginia General Assembly.

“In her new role, Jodi will be working on the new staff classification system and will assist with benchmarking faculty and staff salaries,” said Barnes. “Jodi will also assist in the annual salary review process.”

Jodi has been very involved in faculty and staff compensation issues in her role as assistant treasurer,” Barnes continued. “Those responsibilities will now be centralized in Human Resources.”

Owsley received her B.A. at Washington and Lee University and an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech.

Snead came to W&L from VMI where she was employee development manager responsible for their employee training program among other things. She also worked for The Home Depot as a human resource manager and in the human resource office at the University of Mississippi.

Snead also was coordinator of student organizations and Greek life at Belmont University and was national consultant and regional director of Chapter Services for Chi Omega Executive Headquarters.

“We felt Mary Katherine would bring energy, enthusiasm and creativity to the position and to Human Resources,” said Barnes. “Her HR background, both in higher education and in industry will enable her to lend expertise to other HR projects in addition to the work/life initiative.

Snead received her B.A. from Millsaps College and her M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University.