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Alisha  Penick

Name: Alisha Penick

Address:101 Marietta St NW, Atlanta 30303 United States

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YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta

Skilled at building corporate culture and a people-first strategy to attract a high performing and diverse workforce. Experience leading engaged results-oriented teams in disruptive environment. Adept at working and influencing in global matrix organization with competing priorities. Experienced at building direct and indirect teams to support business transformation and global implementations.

People and Strategic Leadership | HR Transformation | Corporate Culture | Employee Engagement | Learning and Inclusion Initiatives | Corporate Responsibility and Community Engagement | Mergers and Acquisitions | Budget Management | Process Optimization | Total Rewards Strategy, Administration, Compliance | Global Mobility | HR Technology and Employee Services


-YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta-
Chief People Officer
Feb 2019 – Present

-Turner (Turner Broadcasting System, Inc)-
VP of Employee Experience
2012 – 2018
Turner is a global media organization, owned by WarnerMedia (formerly Time Warner Inc.) operating in 200+ countries, employing over 13,000 employees.

Promoted to lead Workplace Initiative and Total Reward teams, focused on developing employee programs and experiences that attract and retain a creative, diverse, and high performing workforce. Role expanded to include strategic leadership of Culture and Engagement, Global Mobility, and Global Employee Services teams. Led team of 48.

• Developed culture initiatives and total reward programs resulting in employer of choice accolades and high employee engagement
• Led global implementation of culture and employee engagement surveys with scores outpacing high performing companies within/outside industry.
• Created culture of wellness through a ten-year strategy focused on employee total well-being and work-life harmony
• Led and supported HR transformations- assessing technology, process, policy, structure, and cultural change and implenting enhanced HR service delivery model through improved policies, processes, technology, metrics, orgnaization design and development plans
• Led Culture and Engagement, Total Rewards, Global Mobility, and HR Operation teams

-Turner (Turner Broadcasting System, Inc)-
Director of Benefits and Employee Programs
2006 – 2011
Promoted to lead Benefits and Employee program team to drive Turner's employee first culture through policies, programs, initiatives, and service center. Responsible for strategic planning, marketing/communicating, training/education, and administering U.S. benefit plans, programs, and policies; M&A; employer of choice surveys and brand management; day to day operations; compliance; vendor search/management; culture integration; contract negotiations; liaison with global benefit colleagues; led team of 15.

• Developed and implemented cutting edge employee programs (i.e. PTSD, onsite health clinics, various parent leaves, autism program, local culture/engagement events)
• Supported and led various work streams to support the outsourcing of health and welfare administration. Led training and process workstreams to build internal employee service center focused on HR and payroll
• Subject matter expert for Mergers and Acquisitions (Braves, truTV, Hawks/Thrashers, Bleacher Report, AT&T)
• Supported and led various vendor searches and selections

-Turner (Turner Broadcasting System, Inc)-
Benefits Consultant
2004 – 2005
Expanded previous two roles to include total reward communications (day to day, brand management, program implementation, annual events, employee resources and education, external branding). Launched total rewards brand. Led team of seven.

-Turner (Turner Broadcasting System, Inc)-
Benefits Advisor
2002 – 2003
Expanded previous role to include communication of U.S. benefit plans; administration and design of expansive work life offerings (i.e. commuter program, child care benefits, parent resources, voluntary programs). Re-branded domestic benefits logo, website, and program/plan communications. Led team of five.

-Turner (Turner Broadcasting System, Inc)-
Benefits Representative
2000 – 2001
Focus Retirement Benefits (Administration, Communication, Employee Education) managed one Direct Report. Plan administrator for DC, NQ, and ESPP. Created and managed national 401(K) Employee Education Campaign. Facilitated annual, quarterly, and monthly enrollment solicitations for retirement plans. Developed and implemented strategic processes to audit payroll systems and streamline administrative processes. Manage Benefits website on Company’s Intranet. Created and facilitated Open Enrollment Meetings, New Hire Orientations, and monthly seminars for employees newly eligible to the 401(k) Plan. Supported divestiture of World Wrestling Entertainment from Turner and AOL/Time Warner merger (Turner's parent company).

-Caribiner International-
Human Resource Consultant (company acquired)
Jun 1998 – Jun 2000
HR Consultant
M&A/Integrations - managed transfer of two separate 401(K) plans from recent acquisitions into the standard successor plan and the spin-off of two 401(K) plans. Established payroll process across six independent payroll entities to comply with ERISA guidelines. Executed benefits due diligence of parent company and managed corporate benefit file transfer to new owner.
Benefits Administration - 401(k) plan administration for three 401(k) plans ranging 300 to 2,000 participants. Facilitated annual 5500 filing and compliance testing with company’s Record Keepers, ERISA counsel, and plan auditors. Manage company’s 401(K) and medical billing, negotiated medical billing process with new vendors, and created self-billing spreadsheets for the utilization of company divisions. Performed internal audits to ensure compliance and payroll accuracy among the company’s six independent payroll departments. Reconciled loans and accounts; facilitated 5330 corrective measures. Managed activity and relationship with plan administrators, investment companies, ERISA counsel, plan auditors, and the company’s Human Resource representatives. Trained regional HR and Payroll coordinators with regard to 401(K) administration. Responsible for distributing, receiving, and processing employee forms and correspondence

YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta

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The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is an association of volunteers, members and staff, open to and serving all, with programs and services which build spirit, mind, and body. We serve more than 300,000 individuals with 21 full facilities, six additional program only sites and four childcare locations. The Y provides more than $5.5 million annually in financial assistance to support more than 25,000 youth, teens and families. The Y offers programs that serve kids, adults and families at all stages of life.

As the largest provider of early learning and after-school programs in Georgia, the Y is closing the achievement gap for Atlanta youth. During the teen years, the Y focuses on leadership development to prepare teens to connect to and serve their communities. A leader in healthy living, the Y offers youth sports and wellness programs designed to help kids and adults live healthier and be more active. A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors.

We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.

Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

Improving the nation's health and well-being.

Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

By nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being, and supporting and serving our neighbors, the Y ensures that everyone has the opportunity to become healthier, more confident, connected and secure. JOIN US. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.


The Y is dedicated to helping you reach your professional goals through comprehensive leadership development at all stages of your career.

Choose a career that offers meaningful work in a fun, supportive environment. Become a part of a growing international organization.

We are an EOE/M/F/D/V Employer. All Post Offer candidates are subject to a criminal background check (additional checks may apply based on position) and a drug screening.

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