Charlotte, N.C.-based Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) (FY14 net revenue of $329.2 million) announced that Effin Logue will join the firm as chief people officer (CPO). This newly created position is a demonstration of DHG’s commitment to developing its people and to building one of the nation’s most diverse, creative and inclusive workplaces, the firm announced. Logue joins DHG’s executive leadership team, where she will be responsible for the recruitment, development and growth of DHG’s employees, with particular focus on leading Millennial recruitment and diversity initiatives.
“People come first at DHG. That’s why hiring a CPO was a top priority for us. In order for us to continue to recruit, develop and retain the kind of people who make DHG so successful, we needed someone with the right kind of experience. I am incredibly excited to welcome Effin to our team,” says Matt Snow, CEO of DHG.
Logue brings more than 25 years of experience in human resources, which includes leadership roles at nationally recognized companies such as Citigroup, Mattel and General Electric. Most recently, she served as CPO for Rothstein Kass, where she led successful initiatives related to performance management, women and diversity, earning Rothstein Kass a national recognition. She will be based in the firm’s headquarters in Charlotte.
The new CPO position comes as DHG continues to take bold steps to accelerate the firm’s growth by focusing on developing and supporting its people. “We must have the right people on the team if we want to serve clients well – people who are knowledgeable, confident, forward-thinking and passionate about the work they do. First, we have to find those people, and then we equip them with the support and leadership they need to really grow. Effin’s diverse expertise will help us do just that as we evolve and grow,” says Snow.
Logue plans to start by working alongside DHG’s professionals to understand more about what they do on a daily basis and have access to a variety of perspectives within the firm. These insights will inform her work as she develops new talent and people strategies for DHG.