Craig Simmons takes up HR role at Oakwood

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US: Oakwood Worldwide has appointed Craig Simmons as senior vice president (SVP) and chief human resources officer (CHRO).

Simmons will report directly to Chris Ahearn, CEO of Oakwood Worldwide. He has more than 25 years' experience and was most recently CHRO for American Apparel. He has also been an HR leader for the Screen Actors Guild Pension & Health Plans, Catholic Healthcare West, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Nestlé, and has had his own consulting company. 
 
"I am pleased to have someone as talented and as experienced as Craig join the senior leadership team," said Ahearn.  "Craig will play an essential role as we start a new era of global growth.  He will be a key member of my executive committee, a strong leader for our global HR organisation and a strategic business partner for our leadership team.  He brings with him a diverse background in HR, organisational development, consulting and legal experience, all of which make him a great addition to Oakwood Worldwide."
 
Simmons earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco School of Law, his master's degree from Georgetown University and his bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California. 

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