We partnered with Loyola Marymount University on the search for a Vice President of Human Resources. The search resulted in the recruitment of Nancy Pluzdrak to the role.
Pluzdrak brings more than 30 years of senior leadership experience and a proven track record of leadership and directing HR operations to LMU.
Previously, she worked at the University of California Office of the President, where she served as Executive Director of Human Resources. In this role, Pluzdrak successfully implemented a five-year workforce plan that focused on talent acquisition, knowledge sharing, employee retention, and talent and succession planning, ensuring that the right people are placed in the best roles to accomplish objectives.
Prior to joining UCOP, Pluzdrak was the Executive Vice President of international operations and global human resources for Daymon Worldwide, a $15B organization with over 16,000 employees worldwide. In this role, she was responsible for global HR operations, including Total Rewards (compensation, benefits), Knowledge Management, HR Business Partners (Domestic/Global), Daymon University, Learning and Development, and Communications, as well as International Operations in South Africa, Europe, and South America.
Pluzdrak holds her BA in management from the University of Phoenix. She earned her MBA and Doctorate in Education from Pepperdine University. She holds a certificate from Harvard University’s Senior Executive Seminar for Retailers and Suppliers, and a Lominger certification for Human Resource professionals.