January 30, 2023

January 25, 2023 – Lapham Group has appointed Lori DelGiudice as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for New Jersey Resources (NJR), an energy services company. Ms. DelGiudice, a professional HR professional with more than 20 years of experience, is responsible for the design, implementation and oversight of NJR’s human capital management strategies and programs. Her responsibilities include labor and employee relations, professional development and training, strategic workforce planning, and compensation and benefits initiatives.

“As a leading energy infrastructure company with nearly 1,300 employees and operations in six states, maintaining a productive and engaged workforce is integral to our business operations and is key to our continued growth and success,” said Steve Westhoven, President and CEO of New Jersey Resources. “Lori’s extensive experience and track record of strong corporate leadership and talent management will strengthen our ability to attract, develop and retain the best talent. I congratulate her and welcome her to our leadership team.”

Ms. DelGiudice joins NJR from Honeywell International, where she served as Vice President-HR for Advanced Materials for the Performance and Technologies business, overseeing HR strategy and operations for a global workforce of over 3,200 employees.

Strong experience

During her 16-year career at Honeywell, Ms. DelGiudice has held HR management positions of increasing responsibility, including Global HR Director for Advanced Materials and Global HR Manager for Corporate Functions. Her responsibilities and achievements have included leading corporate transformations, mergers and integrations, talent management and acquisition for various business units, industrial relations, and promoting diversity, equity and inclusion.

Ms. DelGiudice holds a master’s degree in human resource management and a bachelor’s degree in management from Rutgers University.

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Founded in 1952, New Jersey Resources is a Fortune 1000 company providing natural gas and clean energy services through its subsidiaries. NJR consists of five major businesses: New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR’s principal subsidiary; Clean Energy Ventures, which invests in, owns and operates solar projects; Energy Services, which manages a diversified portfolio of natural gas transmission and storage facilities and provides physical natural gas services and customized energy solutions to customers throughout North America; Storage and Transportation, which serves customers from local traders and producers to power generators and wholesalers through its ownership of Leaf River and the Adelphia Gateway Pipeline project and its 50% interest in the Steckman Ridge natural gas storage facility; and Home Services, a provider of service contracts and heaters, central air conditioning, water heaters, standby generators, solar and other indoor and outdoor comfort products for homes throughout New Jersey. Based in Wall Township, NJ, the company employs nearly 3,000 people.

Reputable recruiters

Lapham Group is a boutique executive search firm headquartered in New York City. For more than two decades, the firm has conducted executive-level search engagements in insurance and diversified financial services, including private equity, venture capital and wealth management. The search includes board positions, President/CEO/General Management, risk management, finance and investments, marketing/sales and information technology engagements conducted in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Far East.

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Lapham Group has appointed Parthasarathy Srinivasa as the new Executive Vice President and CIO of Erie Insurance (ERIE). His appointment follows the retirement of Bob Ingram last December, who served as ERIE’s CIO for more than nine years. “I look forward to welcoming Partha to the ERIE family and building on the momentum that Bob and our IT leaders have built,” said Tim NeCastro, President and CEO of ERIE. “His experience is a great fit for where we want to go as a company and the critical role technology will play in getting us there. Partha is a highly respected IT executive with extensive experience in the insurance and financial services sectors.”

In addition, Lapham Group has built strong working relationships with its clients on the execution of strategic initiatives and new business ventures, including numerous start-up search assignments and turnaround opportunities.

Craig Lapham has been CEO since 1997. Under his leadership, the firm has conducted senior executive search engagements for several Fortune 100 insurance clients and smaller emerging insurance/financial services companies in both general and life insurance. From 1992 to 1997, he was an attorney at global insurer American International Group in the firm’s US property and casualty business.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Editor-in-Chief; and Stephen Sawicki, Editor-in-Chief – Hunt Scanlon Media

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