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Thomas Chester: Business Services
December 12, 2006, Volume 53, No. 15

Thomas Chester

Business Services announced that Thomas Chester has joined the Division of Business Services as director of human resources.  Mr. Chester will be responsible for staff relations and development and other strategic issues impacting Business Services’ diverse workforce of 384 full- and part-time staff members and more than 600 third-party employees. He will also be responsible for Penn Children’s Center, Penn’s accredited childcare facility serving more than 100 children of Penn affiliates and the neighboring community.  Mr. Chester reports to Marie Witt, vice president of Business Services. 

Mr. Chester joins Penn from Burlington County Community College, where he served as executive director of human resources.  While there, he was responsible for key policy updates in compensation, benefits and contracts, and the implementation of training and development programs. Mr. Chester has a master’s degree in human resources management from Rutgers University in New Jersey and is certified by the Society of Human Resources Management as a Senior Professional in HR.

“With a workforce spanning business unit managers to front-line service representatives, our division welcomes Tom’s expertise in organizational development,” said Ms. Witt.

Almanac - December 12, 2006, Volume 53, No. 15