HR executive Lori Baisden to Join Boxley

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Boxley is pleased to announce the placement of Lori Baisden as their new Human Resources Director.  In this role, Lori will provide HR leadership in the areas of coaching, talent development, succession planning, performance management, and organizational design in addition to employee relations and generalist responsibilities.

Most recently, Lori was Sr. Regional Human Resources Manager at Hubbell Lighting, Inc. where she was responsible for two Commercial / Industrial Lighting sites. Lori has also held Senior Human Resources leadership roles with Arch Coal and WV-IN Coal Holding Company. She holds a Masters of Science Degree in Strategic Leadership from Mountain State University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Human Resources Management from Wheeling Jesuit College.

This successful executive search assignment was conducted by Nathaniel Schiffer, Vice President and Managing Director and Erin Merker, TCG Vice President. “It has been our unique honor and privilege to work with such an amazing Client and group of Candidates.  We are very pleased for both Boxley and Lori and we deeply appreciate their most positive feedback on their search experience,” reports Schiffer.  “For us at TCG, it is never enough just to fill an exciting opportunity with an outstanding candidate.  It is equally about providing every candidate and client with an exceptional search experience.”

About the Company

William Wise Boxley, founder of the Boxley company, was born in 1861. In 1906, Boxley established the corporate headquarters in Roanoke, continuing to concentrate their partnership in the railroad business, straightening and double tracking the main line railroads for N&W, C&O, and the Virginian. In the same year, they had contracts for over 100 miles of work totaling more than $3.5 million. In 1908, the pair started their first quarry 58 miles west of Roanoke, known as Sinking Creek Limestone Quarry in Giles County. It was created to furnish ballast and concrete for the construction of the Virginian railway.

In 1922, the current Boxley building was erected downtown and at eight stories, was the tallest building in Roanoke. Boxley materials were used in the construction of Memorial Bridge and the Patrick Henry Hotel, as well as numerous foundations and roadways. In 1988, Ab Boxley became the fourth generation to serve as president of the company. Building on the integrity and vision of his predecessors, Ab began improving internal processes, investing in equipment, implementing technology and charting the course for the company through growth and diversification.

In 2010, Boxley expanded into the asphalt business with the purchase of Sawyer Paving in Salem, VA, and then again in 2011 through the purchase of Marvin V. Templeton & Sons in Lynchburg, VA. The names were changed to Boxley in 2013. In 2014, Boxley opened its state-of-the-art, environmentally friendly Astec® asphalt manufacturing plant in Lynchburg, replacing two older plants with one. They also launched the asphalt pavement maintenance business expanding the company’s contracting services.

About The Christopher Group

Founded in 1998 by Tom and Paula Christopher, The Christopher Group (TCG) has become one of the nation’s largest and most respected boutique HR Executive Search Firms. Our Mission simply put: “To be the Best HR Search Firm in the World!”   To this end, we have created a highly specialized boutique firm, staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners, which utilizes proprietary, scientific, and industry leading systems, tools, and processes. As a result, we fill 92% of all searches in our first 2 Slates of candidates!

Equally impressive is our exceptional client and candidate experience ensured through our exclusive and unique Candidate/Client Concierge Service.  From search commencement to the first day of employment, every TCG candidate and client will enjoy unparalleled, comprehensive, professional, and stress eliminating support services to ensure the very best search experience you have ever had.

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