Barney Drew has joined Larken Associates as human resources director.
Drew, who also joins the commercial and residential real estate building, development and management firm’s executive leadership team, will focus on developing and establishing an integrated Human Capital Management strategy to support Larken’s growth plans.
“This is an exciting time for Larken, and we owe all of that to the great work of our employees. Barney’s wealth of experience and expertise in human resources makes him a vital asset amid our ongoing growth,” said Chief Operating Officer Lenny Tartamella. “We welcome Barney to our leadership team as we know that his dedication to our employees will help us increase employee engagement, performance, and synergy across the organization.”
According to Larken, Tartamella and Drew will work closely to implement the human capital strategy initiative.
Drew will also work to build a HR department with technological resources to streamline internal processes, recruit top talent, and ensure a seamless experience for Larken’s 150 employees.
Drew was previously vice president, Human Resources for Hasbrouck Height’s Party Rental Ltd. There, reporting directly to the company president, he implemented an HR strategy for more than 800 full-time employees and up to 700 seasonal workers.
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