i4cp is excited to announce that Mary Ann Downey has joined as Talent Pillar Director. Mary Ann brings extensive knowledge and experience in the talent and human capital field and will assist in driving i4cp’s talent research and community events. She has a practitioner background working in multiple functions for large global organizations such as Caterpillar, Inc. (Peoria, IL), General Motors (Detroit, MI) and ING (Atlanta, GA).
Mary Ann has led enterprise-wide initiatives on aligning policy and practices after an acquisition, has worked on HR compliance issues (including Affirmative Action Planning), has created an online Human Capital Management (HCM) metrics tool and scorecards, has built a Workforce Planning capability and has been involved in various other special projects.
She has been invited to present at many professional organizations and conferences, including Catalyst – 2008 Awards Conference, Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS), International Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM), HR.com and others.
Mary Ann is a licensed attorney (IL). She received her Juris Doctorate (JD) from Saint Louis University. She also holds a Master degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (MHRIR) from the University of Illinois – Champaign and a BS from Illinois State University. She is currently based in Atlanta, GA.