Cathy Malear


Cathy Malear
Chief Human Resources Officer Spring 2016 (retired)
UniGroup, Inc.

Catherine H. (Cathy) Malear retired as Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at UniGroup, Inc., the parent of specialized transportation companies United Van Lines, LLC, and Mayflower Transit, LLC, as well as related subsidiaries.

Malear has been with UniGroup since 2005 and is responsible for human resources, corporate responsibility and sustainability, and support services. She has more than 30 years of experience in human resources and administrative services.

Prior to UniGroup, Malear served as the Executive Vice President, Human Resources, at Huntington Bancshares and Sr. Vice President, Human Resources of the Americas at ING, the Dutch financial services company.

Before that, Malear was responsible for all aspects of human resources, including the design and administration of benefit and compensation plans, talent management and leadership development, labor and employee relations, staffing and recruiting with 10 years at GE and Fortune 50 companies in technology and manufacturing businesses.

Malear earned her masters degree in communication and business at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Malear is a member of the board of directors for the St. Louis Alzheimer’s Association, on the board of the Southwestern Illinois NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), a member of the national board of directors of HRPS, and past president and founding member of the St. Louis HRPS Affiliate.

Malear has been a member of many volunteer boards, committees, and organizations, including United Way, Urban League, and the Red Cross.

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