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Human Resources Hires Two Managers to Attract, Retain and Engage University of Alberta Workforce



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Ashley Ingram and Melinda Allen

The U of A’s Office of Human Resources recently added Ashley Ingram and Melinda Allen to its leadership team to help focus on the division’s mission to “build a productive campus community where all can thrive.”

Both Director roles are designed to help attract, retain and engage the campus workforce. Ingram will oversee talent development and Allen will oversee total rewards. Both started in new roles within the Human Resources leadership team, reporting directly to Debbie McLoud, Associate Vice-Chancellor of Human Resources.

Ingram was formerly part of the Global Campus team and will create and manage a comprehensive learning and talent development program for all university staff. She has over eight years of training and development experience and brings a wealth of expertise from her roles in corporate and higher education environments and her volunteering for the Talent Development Association ( ATD) in a leadership capacity. She is a Certified Talent Development Professional (CPTD) and received the National One to Watch Award from ATD.

“Ashley is an accomplished talent development professional. We are extremely excited to have him on the Human Resources team,” said McLoud. “We look forward to seeing the results of his efforts to apply best practices in training and workforce development to support the career success and growth of our employees.

Ingram earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in human resources from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of education in training and development from Pennsylvania State University.

Allen brings extensive experience in compensation, benefits, employment compliance and human resources management and will lead the administration of total compensation, including salary programs and benefits. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from the University of Alberta and has over 30 years of business experience. She is also certified as a Human Resources Professional (PHR).

“The knowledge and skills that Melinda brings to our human resources team will be invaluable to our employees, especially in our campaign to make the university an employer of choice,” McLoud said. “Melinda is dedicated to helping our current staff, attracting our future. We are fortunate to have her on the HR leadership team.

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