Join us for networking including light appetizers and drinks followed by a presentation by Maxine Hart, Chief Human Resources Officer at Reading Cooperative Bank. She will talk about engaging and retaining your top employees.
Maxine Hart, SPHR, is the Chief Human Resource Officer at the Reading Cooperative Bank. Her responsibilities include creating and maintaining strong and motivated teams of employees that demonstrate the needed skills for the 21st century. Immediately prior to joining the Bank, Maxine was the HR Director at Manet Community Health Center – a network of health centers for the medically underserved on the South Shore. Prior to that, and before moving to the U.S. in 2002, she worked in organizational development and change management for large corporations, government departments and non-profit organizations in Mexico and South Africa. Her work in South Africa included serving as deputy director for staffing in South Africa's first democratic election. She also developed culture change processes for 3,000 personal banking division employees at South Africa's 3rd largest financial institution. Maxine earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and her Masters in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Manchester, UK. She also holds a Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification and is a Trained Mediator. Maxine lives in Newton with her husband, James Smith, and two children.