Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Laura Martinez is a member of the senior management team, representing the HR department’s role in organization strategy. She is responsible for the HR budget and directs and oversees all HR functions, including, but not limited to, talent acquisition, benefits administration, training and development, leadership development and risk management. Under Martinez’s leadership, HR serves as a conduit to instill corporate values, culture, philosophy, history and more, from an associate’s first day on the job and throughout their career at JAMS.
Martinez has been with JAMS since 1989. Prior to becoming Vice President, she served as Director of Human Resources and Administration. Her longtime experience at JAMS in a variety of positions has given her a clear understanding of the integral role each position plays in the overall success of the company and has given her the perspective to make wise HR decisions. She is an effective leader, and her extensive knowledge of JAMS has gained her respect throughout the company.
Martinez received her B.A. in Organizational Studies at Pitzer College of the Claremont Colleges. She was certified as a Professional of Human Resources through Chapman University in 1995. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and Professionals in Human Resources Association, and is affiliated with additional professional organizations that have allowed her to ensure the HR function remains progressive, meeting the needs of a growing organization.