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Tom Nicholson, HRPS Executive Director
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HR People & Strategy (HRPS) is proud to announce the addition of Tom Nicholson as Executive Director. Tom will lead all aspects of the organization's strategy and operations, manage the headquarters team and assume responsibility for meeting the strategic and operational goals set by the HRPS Board of Directors.

Tom brings extensive corporate, agency and association leadership experience with him to HRPS. Most recently, he served as the executive director for the Arthur W. Page Society, which is the leading organization for senior corporate communication officers, public relations agency CEOs and academics in the field of public relations and corporate communication. During his tenure, the Society produced two consecutive years of positive cash flow following five years of negative cash flow, produced the two highest attended Annual Conferences in its history and grew its membership to an all-time high.

Previously, Tom served as vice president and general manager for Avery Weigh-Tronix LLC, a manufacturer and seller of industrial and retail weighing systems with operations in North America, Europe, the Mideast and Asia. Tom had profit and loss responsibility for two divisions and led a team of 170 employees from sales, service, manufacturing, finance, engineering and administration. Prior to that, he served as director, public relations and communications for Sears, Roebuck and Co. While with Sears, Tom created all executive, associate and external communications for the Project Management Office, led the public relations strategy development and implementation for the company's $28-billion retail business, and helped launch the Sears Home Services business unit and the Sears HomeCentral brand. Tom also served as vice president, public affairs for HSBC North America, one of the world's largest financial institutions.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.

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