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Ms. Deirdre C. Drake

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Senior Vice President - Chief Hum...

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U.S. Cellular Corporation
8410 W Bryn Mawr Ave Ste 700
Chicago , Illinois 60631
United States

Company Description: United States Cellular Corporation (U.S. Cellular) provides wireless service to approximately 6.1 million customers in five geographic market areas in 26 states as...   more

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  • master's degree , business administration
    St. Joseph's University
  • bachelor's degree , human resources
    Central Michigan University
  • MBA
    St. Joseph's University
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U.S. Cellular Corporation | About Us | Leadership | U.S. Cellular, 3 Jan 2016 [cached]
Deirdre C. Drake Senior Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer
Deirdre C. Drake Senior Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer
Deirdre C. Drake As senior vice president - chief human resources officer, Deirdre leads the human resources organization and is responsible for delivering integrated human resources solutions that directly enable the achievement of U.S. Cellular's strategic objectives. She will collaborate with various teams to ensure there is appropriate support for the organization's mission and vision of providing the ideal customer experience.
Deirdre began her career in human resources in 1989 with Marathon Oil Company. She has also held increasingly senior leadership positions in human resources with Kraft Foods, ARAMARK Corporation and The Bank of Montreal Financial Group. Prior to joining U.S. Cellular in April 2014, Deirdre was managing director and chief human resources officer for the Bank of Montreal Financial Group-Capital Markets Division.
Deirdre earned a bachelor's degree in human resources from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich., and a master's degree in business administration from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. She is a lifetime member of the National Black MBA Association and is actively involved in a number of local and national not-for profit organizations.
Deirdre Drake Joins U.S. Cellular Executive Team as Chief Human Resources Officer | 2014 Press Releases | Press Room | U.S. Cellular, 15 April 2014 [cached]
Deirdre Drake Joins U.S. Cellular Executive Team as Chief Human Resources Officer
CHICAGO (Apr. 15, 2014) - United States Cellular Corporation [NYSE: USM] announced that Deirdre Drake has joined the company as Senior Vice President - Chief Human Resources Officer, effective today. Drake will lead the human resources organization and champion the company culture to drive growth.
Drake's extensive human resources leadership experience includes successive positions with Bank of Montreal Financial Group, most recently as Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer, BMO Capital Markets. Prior to joining Bank of Montreal, she was Senior Vice President - Human Resources for ARAMARK Corporation.
"Deirdre brings a passion for inspiring people and a commitment to shaping and evolving company culture to drive growth," said Kenneth R. Meyers, U.S. Cellular President and CEO.
Drake holds a bachelor's degree in Human Resources from Central Michigan University and an MBA from St. Joseph's University.
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Deirdre Drake
Senior Vice President, Human Resources Harris Bank
Deirdre is responsible for creating business strategies and operational priorities that focus on people and a higher performing culture. Deirdre builds and drives human resource strategic plans, measures and metrics for Harris Community Banking, and is instrumental in the planning and development of annual goals and objectives for the division. With respect to our U.S. growth plans, Deirdre is accountable for the development of human resource strategies to support mergers and acquisitions. A native of Michigan, Drake was appointed to the role in January 2006.
Deirdre brings over 19 years of experience and leadership in Human Resources from Marathon Oil, Kraft Foods, MCI Telecommunications, and ARAMARK Corporation. Deirdre serves on the board of Directors for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and Career Transitions Center.
UCAN Advisory Board, 24 Dec 2014 [cached]
Deirdre Drake BMO Harris Bank
Out On Bay Street » 2013 Award Recipients, 5 Aug 2014 [cached]
Deirdre C. Drake
Deirdre Drake is Managing Director and Chief HR Officer of BMO Capital Markets
In this role, Deirdre is responsible for the creation of human capital strategies and operational priorities for the Capital Markets business. Deirdre drives HR strategic planning and metrics for all components of the Investment and Corporate Banking and Trading Products platforms. A native of Michigan, Deirdre was appointed to the role in May 2012.
Deirdre joined BMO in 2006 as the Senior Vice-President of Human Resources and Head of Human Resources, US. In that role, Deirdre had HR governance oversight for US operations as well as responsibility for the creation of human capital strategy for in-country mergers and acquisitions.
Deirdre brings over 24 years of experience and leadership in Human Resources from Fortune 500 organizations. Deirdre holds a Master's of Business Administration from St. Joseph's University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.
In addition to her involvement with the LGBT community, Deirdre has served on the Board of the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago and was Co-Chair of their 2012 Heroes Breakfast. She is a recipient of the Corporate Woman of Achievement Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter, the largest in the nation.
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