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Wideman named director of human resources at PNNL

Cheri Collins Wideman, a senior executive with experience in the chemical manufacturing, energy and food industries, has been named director of Human Resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

Wideman joins the Department of Energy laboratory after serving in several key leadership positions at Philadelphia-based FMC Corporation. Most recently, as director of FMC's Human Resources for Global Corporate Functions and Talent Acquisition, she oversaw organizational design, change management, global talent development, succession planning, performance management and employee relations for 900 staff worldwide.

Prior to joining FMC in 2005, Wideman held management positions at Cozen O'Connor Attorneys, Teknion LLC, Campbell Soup Company and Chevron Corporation.

At PNNL, Wideman will lead a team of 65 professionals and direct the laboratory's compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, diversity, leadership and staff development, work-based learning, labor relations and other key HR functions.

"Cheri is a respected HR professional who has experience in managing the needs of a large and diverse technical workforce," said PNNL Director Steven Ashby. "She will help us attract, develop and enable the exceptional talent necessary to tackle some of the nation's greatest scientific challenges."

Wideman earned a bachelor's degree in food systems economics and management from Michigan State University in East Lansing, and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

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