The Christopher Group Places Director of Benefits at Scotts Miracle-Gro

COLUMBUS, OH – Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, an industry-leading lawn, garden, and outdoor living products and services company, has appointed Heather Lucas as their new Director of Benefits. This critical search was led and placed by Managing Director, Nat Schiffer and Recruiting Director, Kathleen Kilkenney.

Heather brings over 17+ years of experience from Macy’s, Scripps Networks Interactive, and E.W. Scripps Company. She was most recently the Director of Benefits and Well-being at Total Wine & More.

“It has been a pleasure to help Scotts Miracle-Gro with several roles over the last year that have tremendous succession implications not the least of which is this Director of Benefits role,” said Nat Schiffer.  “Scotts has a very progressive approach toward Benefits and Wellness and Heather will play a critical role in taking great to greater at a time when Scotts is enjoying unprecedented growth.”

Ms. Lucas will be responsible for the design administration, communication and compliance of company benefit programs as well as the management of vendor services and relationships.  The position will take a proactive role in identifying, designing, and delivery of new programs and opportunities for benefit program enhancements, recommendations, and implementation.

About Scotts Miracle-Gro Company

Founded in 1868, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has blossomed into North America’s leading and most trusted in lawn, garden, and outdoor living products and services. They were most recently named a Top Workplace by Columbus-CEO magazine in 2020. With over 5,800 associates that form the heart and soul of the company, Scotts delivers products and solutions that help consumers create beautiful gardens, vibrant plants, and landscapes that thrive. Scotts legacy is rooted in trust, innovation, and by doing the right thing—for today’s gardeners and growers and the ones who come tomorrow.

About TCG

The Christopher Group (TCG) is the nation’s leading specialized boutique for Agile HR Business Solutions firm focused on Targeted HR Executive Search, Interim HR Leaders, and HR Consulting Services. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat in the job, TCG’s award-winning process provides customized solutions for clients, across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals.

TCG is the only HR boutique named as one of the Best Executive Recruiting Firms in America by Forbes in 2019 and 2020. We have become the firm of choice for many clients like Kraft, Whirlpool Corporation, Pepsi, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Welch’s, Nationwide, SC Johnson, Walgreens, USAA, Verizon, Penn State University, Honeywell, Hanes, Allstate, Delta Dental, BP, Capital One, Comcast, Dish, Exxon Mobil, First Energy, Goodyear, Johnson & Johnson, Goodyear, Parker Hannifin, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Lamb Weston, Meijer, Petco, Air Products and many more.