January 25, 2023 – The Lapham Group has placed Lori DelGiudice as senior vice president of human resources for New Jersey Resources (NJR), an energy services company. Ms. DelGiudice, a career HR professional with more than 20 years of experience, is responsible for designing, implementing, and overseeing NJR’s human capital management strategies and programs. Her responsibilities will include labor and employee relations, professional development and training, strategic workforce planning and compensation and benefits initiatives.
“As a premier energy infrastructure company with nearly 1,300 employees and operations in six states, maintaining a productive and engaged workforce is an essential part of our operations and key to our continued growth and success,” said Steve Westhoven, president and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “Lori’s depth of experience and track record of strong organizational leadership and talent management will strengthen our ability to attract, develop and retain the best talent. I congratulate and welcome her to our leadership team.”
Ms. DelGiudice joins NJR from Honeywell International, where she served as vice president-HR for advanced materials for the performance and technologies division, overseeing HR strategy and operations for a global workforce of over 3,200 employees.
Over a 16-year career at Honeywell, Ms. DelGiudice held HR management positions of increasing responsibility, including global HR director for advanced materials and global HR manager for corporate functions. Her responsibilities and accomplishments included leadership in business transformation, mergers and integrations, talent management and acquisition for diverse business segments, labor relations, and driving diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ms. DelGiudice holds a master’s degree in HR management and a bachelor’s degree in management from Rutgers University.
Founded in 1952, New Jersey Resources is a Fortune 1000 company that, through its subsidiaries, provides natural gas and clean energy services. NJR is composed of five primary businesses: New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary; Clean Energy Ventures, which invests in, owns, and operates solar projects; Energy Services, which manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transportation and storage assets and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to customers across North America; Storage and Transportation, which serves customers from local distributors and producers to electric generators and wholesale marketers through its ownership of Leaf River and the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline Project, as well as its 50 percent equity ownership in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility; and Home Services, a provider of service contracts as well as heating, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products to residential homes throughout New Jersey. Based in Wall Township, NJ, the company has nearly 3,000 employees.
The Lapham Group is a boutique executive search firm headquartered in New York City. For over two decades the firm has conducted senior-level search engagements in insurance and diversified financial services, including private equity, venture capital, and asset management. Searches include board directorships, president/CEO/general management, risk management, finance and investment, marketing/sales, and information technology engagements conducted across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Far East.
The Lapham Group placed Parthasarathy Srinivasa as the new executive vice president and CIO of Erie Insurance (ERIE). His appointment follows the retirement last December of Bob Ingram, who served in the CIO role at ERIE for more than nine years. “I look forward to welcoming Partha to the ERIE family and building on the momentum Bob and our IT leaders have established,” said Tim NeCastro, president and CEO of ERIE. “His experience is a great match for where we want to go as an organization and the critical role technology plays in getting us there. Partha is a highly respected IT executive with deep experience in the insurance and financial services sector.”
In addition, The Lapham Group has developed strong working relationships with its clients in the implementation of strategic initiatives and new business ventures to include numerous search assignments for start-ups and turnaround opportunities.
Craig Lapham has served as CEO since 1997. Under his leadership, the firm has conducted senior executive search engagements for multiple Fortune 100 insurance clients and smaller emerging insurance/financial services firms across both P&C and life insurance. He previously served, from 1992 to 1997, as an attorney with global insurer American International Group within the corporation’s U.S. property and casualty business.
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