2017 Game Changer: David Holden
Holden, a Florida-based Crowley Maritime HR director, isn't afraid of a heavy workload in multiple HR disciplines.
David Holden, director of HR technology, benefits and administration at Crowley Maritime, in Jacksonville, Florida
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.
[To read about our other 2017 Game Changers, click here. ]