2017 Game Changer: David Holden
Holden, a Florida-based Crowley Maritime HR director, isn't afraid of a heavy workload in multiple HR disciplines.
Being tasked with heading HR technology, benefits or administration for a company of 5,000 people would be a full-time job for most anybody.
Apparently David Holden isn’t just anybody, though. Holden, 39, is responsible for all three disciplines — HR tech, benefits and employee programs — as well as compensation.
His estimable workload hasn’t gone unnoticed, either. Holden and his team have been recognized for a number of awards both regionally and nationally, including the National Best and Brightest Award in Wellness in 2016.
Holden has implemented onsite virtual health kiosks — think telemedicine — a “live well” employee well-being program and he has placed a heavy emphasis on financial wellness for his employees.
With a push for employee advocacy, Holden is adding something else to his already full plate: challenging the status quo.