HSN Names Maria Martinez Chief Human Resources Officer

HSN Inc. has promoted Maria Martinez to chief human resources officer, effective immediately.

In her new role, she will be responsible for providing leadership in executing human resources strategies in support of the company’s business objectives.

Martinez will have specific responsibility for talent acquisition and assessment, succession planning, leadership development, employee engagement, performance management, total rewards, and wellness programs. She will continue to be based at the company’s headquarters in St. Petersburg.

Maria Martinez

Maria Martinez

“Maria has developed and spearheaded a number of internal initiatives that have supported our strategic objectives and made an impact across the HSNi portfolio of brands,” HSN CEO Mindy Grossman said in a canned statement. “She is innovative and results-oriented and her proven track record as a leader and expertise in human resources makes her the perfect candidate for this position.”

Martinez has more than 20 years of experience in strategic planning, organizational development and team building. She joined HSN in 1995 as a manager in Human Resources Subsidiaries and was promoted to vice president by 2005.

Martinez then left HSN and went on to hold several senior-level positions in human resources for Bausch & Lomb and Darden Restaurants. She also established the Laser Spine Institute’s human resources function and supported the expansion of the organization’s business to multiple sites.

She joined HSNi in 2010, where she most recently served as senior vice president overseeing the talent management function for HSN and human resources and talent development for the Cornerstone brands. She also played a vital role in the integration of the Chasing Fireflies brand into HSNi.

She serves as vice president of the Board of Girls Inc. of Pinellas. Martinez has served as a mentor through the USF Corporate Mentor Program, and she and her son regularly volunteer their time at Metropolitan Ministries in Tampa.

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