KENT, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the appointment of Brigitte Orrick to director of recruiting and employee development.
Orrick joins Davey from the Tree Care Industry Association, where she was the workforce development director. Prior to TCIA, Orrick was the Dean of Trade, Industry, and Apprenticeships at Nicolet College. With more than 15 years in the industry, Orrick brings experience in the collegiate and professional affiliate market spaces.
“To keep pace with Davey’s growth and service delivery expectations, we have committed to providing a premier recruiting and employee development function,” said Greg Ina, executive vice president of The Davey Institute and employee development. “More than ever, it is increasingly important that we also positively influence employee retention and reduce turnover through aggressive engagement and development strategies. Brigitte’s expansive network, experience and passion for our industry will undoubtedly serve her well as she takes on this new role.”
Orrick holds a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in forestry and wood products from Virginia Tech. She is a graduate of The Chair Academy and Leadership Pikes Peak.
To learn more about Orrick, read her 2016 interview with Lawn & Landscape here: http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/article/branching-out-december-2016/