The Christopher Group Places Director of Employee Relations at Oneida Nation Enterprises


VERONA, NY – Oneida Nation Enterprises, a diverse organization comprised of thriving hospitality, gaming, recreation, retail, and service brands, has appointed Karyn Chase as their new Director of Employee Relations. This critical search was led and placed by Managing Director, Pam Noble.

“Working with The Christopher Group was amazing!”  Said Chase.  “They were very knowledgeable about ONE, so I had a thorough understanding of both the role AND the organization before the interview process started.  I relocated for this position, so having that really helped me make a solid decision.  I had shared with my Recruiter that an empathetic/approachable view on Employee Relations and a true commitment to employee satisfaction were ‘hot buttons’ for me in my search.  They really nailed it by introducing me to ONE.  Their commitment to making our guests feel welcomed at every turn, making a positive impact on the community, along with a HUGE focus on their employees’ well-being is palpable.”

 “There have been times in my HR career that Recruiters have reached out to me with new opportunities to ‘fill a job’.  The Christopher Group helped me to find a home, and that makes all the difference.  Once you have worked with an organization that provides 5-star service, you will never accept anything less!”

Karyn Chase will be responsible for leading all aspects of employee relations for Oneida Nation Enterprises’ diversified portfolio of brands. Chase will administer and oversee all employee discipline, workplace investigations, conflict resolution, and policy interpretation to support a positive employee experience for an innovative and growing organization. Chase will also work collaboratively with other HR leaders to support internal communications, employee engagement initiatives, and leadership development planning. 

“We once again are thrilled to work with the Oneida leadership to fill this critical role of Director of Employee Relations,” said Pam Noble. “It is a privilege to work with an organization dedicated to supporting its community at every level and plays a unique role in enabling Oneida to reinvest in its surrounding community. Karyn brings a unique set of capabilities that will be a great asset to Oneida.”

Karyn Chase has enjoyed a stellar career with roles held with companies such as Rite Aid, ACM Global Laboratories, HCR Home Care.

About Oneida Nation Enterprises

Oneida Nation Enterprises was born as a means to fulfill a purpose – strengthening the Oneida Indian Nation and growing the Upstate-Central New York economy. For more than 30 years, they have been a trusted name that signals quality, superior service, and exceptional experiences. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation has regained more than 18,000 acres of its original homelands Dedicated perseverance has led to a resurgence for the Oneida Indian Nation. Today, the nation prospers through many diverse enterprises, including Turning Stone® Resort Casino and a chain of SavOn Convenience stores. This has allowed the Oneida Indian Nation to provide many programs and services to its Members as well as to reinvest in their enterprises and community, becoming an economic engine in the Central New York region.

About The Christopher Group

Through its award-winning, customized HR solutions, The Christopher Group (TCG) delivers critical human capital solutions in the area of executive HR search, interim HR leaders, HR consulting, and bench building. Since 1998, TCG has served clients across all industries, locations, company sizes, and verticals. Staffed by former HR professionals and highly trained search practitioners who have sat on the job, TCG has been named one of the Fastest-Growing and Best Non-Profit and Diversity Executive Recruiting Firms by Hunt Scanlon as well as Forbes’ 2019, 2020, & 2021 list of America’s Best Executive Recruiting Firms.