Keri Vadala, senior manager of global talent networks at Kronos Inc., in Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Throughout Keri Vadala’s seven-year tenure at Kronos, her influence has been palpable.
After just two years, she launched Kronos’ first-ever summer internship program and TED (Technology, Education and Development) program, all while performing her full-time job as talent acquisition coordinator.
Two promotions later, Vadala, 35, now is senior manager of global talent networks, and the internship program grew to 100 interns in 10 locations and three countries this year alone, serving more than 500 students in all.
“Keri has not only had a positive impact on Kronos, but she has had a positive impact on many, many lives,” Kristen Brown, VP of global talent acquisition at Kronos wrote in her nomination for Vadala. She added that Vadala inspires students to achieve what they aim for and helps them any way she can.
“It is a true pleasure to work with Keri,” said Kerry Willard Bray, assistant director of cooperative education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, a school Kronos partners with.
From the Lowell campus alone, Vadala brought 52 students to Kronos through the Lowell co-op program, and the grooming of student talent led to multiple full-time hires after the students graduated.
“This is a testament to the experience that Keri molds for students, as well as the overall workplace culture and opportunities at the company,” Willard Bray wrote.
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