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Mary Oleksiuk


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Tyson Foods
Georgia

Biography

 Ms. Mary A. Oleksiuk has been the Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President of Tyson Foods, Inc. since September 2014. Ms. Oleksiuk served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President at Hillshire Brands Company since October 22, 2012. Ms. Oleksiuk was responsible for the human resources strategy and function, including compensation and benefits, talent management, employee development and organizational design. She served as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President of Discover Financial Services since October 2011 until 2012. At Discover, she was responsible for managing all human resources functions in the organization, including talent management, staffing, compensation and employee relations, as well as developing effective employee engagement, diversity and performance management strategies. Ms. Oleksiuk served as Vice President of Human Resources at Orbitz Inc. since March 2004. Ms. Oleksiuk was responsible for Employee Recruitment, Development and Retention for the fast-growing company. She served as Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources at Alberto Culver Company since June 2010 until 2011. From November 2007 to June 2010, she served as Vice President of Global Human Resources at Alberto-Culver Company. Prior to that, Ms. Oleksiuk served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for the Bath & Body Works division of Limited Brands, Inc. from September 2006 to July 2007. From March 2005 to September 2006, she served as Group Vice President of Limited Brands' Personal Care and Beauty Sector. Before joining Orbitz Inc., Ms. Oleksiuk served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources of Communication & Learning for Solucient from January 2002 to March 2004. Previously, Ms. Oleksiuk spent 17 years at AlliedSignal, a diversified technology and manufacturing company and its successor by merger, Honeywell, in a variety of human resources and technical positions, as Human Resources Director, Technology and Engineering, from January 1998 to January 2002. She served as a Director of Amethyst, Inc. She is a Certified Green Belt in 'Six Sigma,' a program which companies adopt in order to minimize errors and maximize quality. Ms Oleksiuk received an M.S. in Biology (Genetics) from the University of Illinois in 1985 and a B.S in Computer Science and in Biology from Wayne State University, in 1983.  

Research Interest

 food and industrial microbiology

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