As the Human Resource Director, Arlene is charged with helping to attract, retain and develop our greatest resource, “Our People”. Born and raised in south-central Michigan, Arlene has worked in the bakery industry for over 10 years. Starting her career in Bakery working for the Chief Human Resource Officer in an administrative role, Arlene found her passion for human resources and pursued her MBA with a concentration in Organizational Change Management from Spring Arbor University. Since then, Arlene has held numerous jobs in HR including working in a manufacturing plant as an HR manager before assuming her current role as Director Human Resources at Ellison.
“I am excited with all the possibilities at Ellison Bakery from processes to people.”
Our Greatest Strength: Our Values. Our Diversity. Our People.
Our Greatest Opportunity: Growing and diversifying our business.
Favorite Baked Good: Ella’s Oven® Salted Carmel Cookie ...yummy!
Favorite Food: Anything cooked on the grill.
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, dinners with my friends, and dancing to disco in my living room.
Ultimate vacation destination: Anywhere there are palm trees, ocean, and sunshine.