Catalano accepts Senior Director of Shared Services appointment

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Friday, January 6, 2017

Human Resources Vice President Susan M. Basso is pleased to announce that Lauren M. “Lauri” Catalano has accepted the offer to become Human Resources’ first Senior Director of Shared Services. She will begin her role on January 16.

In this new position, Lauri will report to Mary Beahm, AVP, Human Resources, and will provide leadership and guidance for all activities within the new HR Shared Services Center, slated to begin operations later this year from the 331 Building at Innovation Park. 

Lauri’s extensive experience includes successfully leading the design and implementation of a shared services program and software implementation for Dassault Systemes, a $3.2B multi-national software company with over 15,000 employees worldwide.

In previous positions, she led the shared services team for Sapient, an international marketing and consulting company, served as an HR Strategic Partner for EMC Corporation, and was also engaged as a manager for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Lauri earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Vermont and recently moved to State College from Boston, Massachusetts. 

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