D. Hilton Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Apple Federal Credit Union

September 9, 2019 – Executive search firms have been stepping up their efforts to assist companies across the nation to find new chief people officers. The latest: Fairfax, VA-based executive search firm D. Hilton Associates recently placed Sharon Camper as chief people officer of Apple Federal Credit Union. Vice president Jessica Jarman led the assignment.

“Sharon’s experience and leadership skills make her an ideal fit for the chief people officer position at Apple Federal Credit Union,” said Andrew Grimm, president and CEO of Apple Federal Credit Union. “We are very pleased to welcome her on board and excited to see how the function will develop under her guidance.”

Ms. Camper has a diverse HR career spanning more than 20 years. She began working within the credit union industry in 2005 when she joined State Department Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, VA, as managing director of human resources and administration, a role she has held for the past 14 years. Prior to that, Ms. Camper worked for Discovery Communications and Hecht Co.

“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to join the team at Apple Federal Credit Union, a progressive credit union dedicated to serving the membership and developing its employees,” said Ms. Camper. “The culture, management and employee centered practice are second to none at Apple Federal Credit Union.”

Serving Northern Virginia

Since 1956, Apple Federal Credit Union has been a not-for-profit, member-owned financial services cooperative. It has a membership of nearly 210,000 and assets of more than $2.8 billion, with more than 20 branches across Northern Virginia. The credit union offers a wide variety of products, including free online and mobile banking, a full range of individual and commercial banking services, and access to more than 53,000 ATMs nationwide.

Founded in 1985, D. Hilton Associates specializes in the credit union industry. Over the past several months, the firm has recruited new CEOs for Greylock Federal Credit Union, First Financial Federal Credit Union of Maryland, Cascade Community Credit Union in Roseburg, OR and the ORNL Federal Credit Union in Oak Ridge, TN. The firm also recently filled marketing positions for Cascade Community Credit Union, Langley Federal Credit Union and Sharon Credit Union.

Ms. Jarman specializes in executive recruiting with an emphasis on placing information technology, retail delivery, finance and audit/compliance executives within the credit union industry. As a member of the D. Hilton senior team, she brings a wealth of experience in identifying and placing CEO candidates on a regional level by utilizing extensive online research campaigns.

Chief People Officers

In recent months, search firms have helped companies find new chief people officers across the nation. Here is a sampling from the Hunt Scanlon Media archives:

accelHRate was recently selected by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) to lead its search for a new chief people officer. Kimberly Shanahan, founding president and chief executive officer, led the search along with managing partner and co-founder Kelly McPherson.

Hanold Associates Seeks Chief People Officer for Canidae
Private equity-backed Canidae, a pet food company, has retained Hanold Associates to find its first chief people officer. Jason Hanold, CEO and co-managing partner of the search firm, is leading the assignment, joined by partners Keri Gavin and Mayank Parikh.

D. Hilton Associates Recruits Chief People Officer for Achieva Credit Union
Fairfax, VA, retained executive search firm D. Hilton Associates placed Jeff Blake as chief people officer of Achieva Credit Union in Dunedin, FL. Mr. Blake brings nearly 20 years of human resources and credit union management experience to his new role. 

Polachi Finds Chief People Officer for Bottom Line Technologies
Polachi Inc. recently placed Stephanie Baker Lucey as the new chief people officer of NASDAQ-traded Bottom Line Technologies in Portsmouth, NH. “We know Steph’s experience navigating organizational complexities will make her a great fit for our client Bottomline Technologies.”

Lucas Group Seeking Chief People Officer for Joint Venture
Executive search firm Lucas Group was recently retained to lead the chief people officer search for the new joint venture formed by affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company. Kyle Lehman, managing partner, human resources executive search, is spearheading the assignment.

Human Capital Consultants Places Chief People Officer for ONE Campaign
Human Capital Consultants, LLC placed Anchal Gupta as chief people officer for ONE Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy and campaigning organization. The search was led by senior search consultant Katherine Emery.

Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor; Stephen Sawicki, Managing Editor; and Andrew W. Mitchell, Managing Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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