Litehouse Names Charmaine Cook Vice President of Human Resources
- by Anne Allen
SANDPOINT, ID - Litehouse Inc. announced the appointment of Charmaine Cook as Vice President of Human Resources. She brings to the company years of HR experience, having previously served as the Vice President of Human Resources with The Hain Celestial Group and as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for The Broe Group.
“I am honored to join a team that demonstrates integrity, accountability, and dedication in their daily work and lives,” commented Cook. “I am proud to join my fellow employee-owners in a shared mission to grow the perimeter of the grocery store and lead in product innovation, which continues to make Litehouse a world-class place to work.”
The company noted that she is a key addition to its senior leadership team, in a time when Litehouse is expanding its portfolio. As we reported in our sister publication, Litehouse recently expanded its dressing line into the organic category.
“One of our strategic priorities as a 100 percent employee-owned company is to engage, develop, and empower our employee-owners,” stated Jim Frank, President and CEO, in a company press release. "As we position for growth and succession, Charmaine is a leader who embraces our company principles and knows that great companies only thrive with great employees. We are delighted to have her expertise and guidance as we continue to grow.”
At Hain, Cook oversaw HR services for the global company with over 5,000 employees and played a key role in supporting the company’s growth during her nearly seven-year tenure. Since 2016, Cook has owned and operated her own HR consulting business in Denver, Colorado. She holds an Education Teaching Credential and has received two national HR certifications. She has been a guest lecturer and adjunct faculty member for colleges and universities in California, Colorado, and New York. Currently, Cook is completing her B.S. in Business Administration with a focus on HR Management and Organizational Leadership and Development from Colorado State University.
Congratulations to Charmaine Cook and the Litehouse team!