Joy Linsday named vice president, Human Resources, Americas

Joy Linsday, a senior human resources executive with more than 20 years of experience in medium and large, private and public sector companies, has been appointed as vice president, Human Resources, Americas, for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, effective September 24. She will report to Thorsten Kirschke, president, Americas. In her new position, Joy will lead the Human Resources function for Carlson Rezidor’s business in the Americas.

One of her key responsibilities will be to develop and implement a comprehensive, three-year human resources strategy to support Ambition 2015 as it pertains to Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas. This will include talent management programs, succession and development planning, and reward and recognition plans that are aligned and consistent with company strategy.

Joy joins Carlson Rezidor from Creative Memories, a $120 million global, direct-selling company in St. Cloud, Minn., where she was executive vice president of Global Human Resources and Learning. Her prior experience includes positions as head of Global Human Capital for Deephaven Capital Management; vice president of Human Resources for Ameriprise Financial, Inc; senior Human Capital partner for UnitedHealth Group; vice president of Employer Solutions for Wachovia Insurance Services; and director, Human Resources Operations for Gevity, a professional employer organization in Florida.

“Joy’s appointment supports our Ambition 2015 strategy to build a global team and organization,” explained Thorsten. “She brings Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group strong strategic human resources capabilities and business management experience as well as a successful track record in company transformation, turnaround and change management. Her global experience, and skill in bringing diverse teams together for the collective pursuit of business goals, will be especially beneficial to us.”

Reporting to Joy will be Steve Outwater, vice president, People Development, Americas; Julie Anderson, senior director, Human Resources, Americas; and Bonnie Yuvaraj, director, Human Resources, Americas.

Joy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management from the University of South Florida and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Tampa. She is a member of the Senior Professional of Human Resource (SPHR), Human Resources Executive Council and a board member-at-large for the Senior Community Services. 

September 11, 2012
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A senior human resources executive with more than 20 years of experience joins the Carlson Rezidor team this month.

Joy Linsday is Carlson Rezidor's new vice president, Human Resources, Americas.