Northeastern Appoints New VP for Human Resources Management

Northeastern University has appointed Jane Moyer vice president for human resources management, effective April 24, 2017. She brings extensive leadership and global experience in areas ranging from compensation and benefits to organizational development and employee recruitment, training, and development.

Moyer comes to Northeastern from ICON PLC in Dublin, a global provider of outsourced drug development services that employs 12,000 people worldwide. As ICON’s vice president for global HR shared services, she oversees all human resources back-office operations such as payroll, compliance, and contract generation and has led a number of initiatives that have streamlined processes and increased efficiency through building capable and integrated global teams.

“Having the right leaders at the right time in an institution’s evolution is critically important to success,” said Thomas Nedell, senior vice president for finance and treasurer. “Jane brings a global perspective on the importance of talent management to organizational success that will shape Northeastern’s continued transformation as a leader in higher education.”

Moyer succeeds Katherine Pendergast, who is retiring on June 30 after 47 years at Northeastern. A forward-thinking leader and “the university’s best ambassador,” Pendergast has guided the university’s human resources department for more than 20 years and served as a highly-respected advisor to several presidents and senior administrators. Her dedication to Northeastern is exemplified in myriad ways, from playing a critical role in recruiting and retaining outstanding talent, to making a powerful impact while leading campus tours for candidates for top university posts, to her longstanding commitment to urging employees to save and plan for retirement.

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