October 27, 2017

MBAF's Samantha Downie is featured as one of the South Florida Business Journal's Power Leaders in HR.

Power Leaders in HR see future in the faces they hire

This year’s Power Leaders in Human Resources are more than managers of their organizations’ “people” departments. They’re the shepherds of the workforce’s next generation.

They ensure that recruiting, HR policies and the employee base are aligned with the corporate mission, while also helping oversee how corporate culture is infused across the organization.

However, for many, that’s just part of the job. When asked, most professed a keen attention to stewardship of the next generation of workers. Whether hiring the right candidates, mentoring up-and-comers or fostering a corporation’s face throughout the community, they see in the employees they manage the future of their companies.

For many Power Leaders in Human Resources, they rightly see in those faces the future of South Florida’s talent pool.

Congratulations to all of the honorees.

Samantha L. Downie
Director of HR and learning & development, MBAF

3150 S.W. 38th Ave., 11th floor, Coral Gables 33146
(305) 377-9222

Birthplace: Seattle

Education: B.A. in communications, Alaska Pacific University; master’s degree in international policy studies and Mandarin Chinese, Middlebury Institute of International Studies/Monterey Institute of International Studies

What’s your greatest professional accomplishment? I achieved Mark of a Leader status for planning, implementing and managing operational integration of multiple proposal units within a leading global health service company.

Personal note: I have lived in 12 countries, attended 14 schools and visited over 30 countries across five continents.

Click here to read the article on South Florida Business Journal.