Shirley strategizes and develops human resource programs aimed at growth, leadership capabilities and overall organizational performance for Matheson Companies. She is responsible for leading organizational strategy, promoting operational effectiveness, and elevating team performance through innovative leadership.
As the leader of the company’s HR organization, Shirley aligned the HR function with the company’s overall business strategy. She is leading the development of the company’s people strategy to support talent by highlighting the skills and capabilities that employees need to be innovative in today’s technology driven environment. Shirley promotes organizational transformation through a culture of participation, inclusion and collaboration, to drive exponential business value for customers, employees and stakeholders.
Shirley is a 20 year HR veteran and has extensive experience leading organizational transformations, driving large scale-growth, talent acquisition, leadership development and succession planning. Prior to her role at Matheson, Shirley was Vice President of HR at Pearson VUE, a Global HR Business Leader supporting AMEA, APAC, North and Central America businesses made up of 3500+ employees and 5000+ sites. She was responsible to for HR strategies, talent acquisition, retention, development, and overall human resource programs and practices. Shirley has also held leadership positions with Sutter Health and Teleplan companies.
Shirley received her Master of Art degree in HR and Industrial Relations, from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and her MBA from Nova Southeastern University. She resides in Folsom, and relishes spending time with her two granddaughters.