Carolyn Magura has over 35 years of experience
as a practicing Human Resources executive, auditor, analyst,
negotiator, mediator, trainer, teacher, mentor and consultant.
These roles have been exercised in both public and private
sectors, in high-tech, low-tech, manufacturing and financial
services. She is a Past-President of the local Human Resources
professional organization, SPHRM. She is also an Adjunct
Professor at Portland State University.
Currently, Ms. Magura is a Partner in Cube
Management LLC, a Portland, Oregon-based company which helps
businesses optimize their performance. She works with
management to build strategies that give them a competitive
advantage and take them to market leadership. She helps them
to improve their operational execution, leading to increased
revenues and profits. She also shows management how to create
cultures that attract and retain the best people, by making
their companies great places to work.
From 1997 to 2000, Ms. Magura served as Vice
President, Human Resources for Cascade General, Inc. She
started and built the company’s Employee Services Division
from scratch, and was an integral part of the company’s
modernization program which allowed it to gain US market
leadership. Legally compliant operations included all human
resource, workers’ compensation, training, and medical/EMT
functions. She worked with 11 unions and an average of over
From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Magura served as a
Senior Consultant for PC Northwest, Inc. (HR Northwest, Inc.).
She developed and implemented compensation systems,
performance management systems, and self-directed work team
strategies in public and private companies. Targeted
industries included high tech, educational, manufacturing,
banking, and non-profit environments; with employee bases in
both union and non-union environments. Client company sizes
ranged from 50 to over 1,000 employees.
From 1994 to 1995, Ms. Magura served as Vice
President of Human Resources for Morley Capital Management,
Inc. She was responsible for developing and implementing a
state of the art performance management system designed to
increase sales through functional alignment with the company’s
From1991 to 1994, Ms. Magura served as Sr.
Human Resources Manager for Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC).
Her responsibilities included all Compensation, Benefits and
EEO/AAP for a work force of 2,500 employees.
From 1986 to 1991, Ms. Magura served as
Human Resources Manager for the Bank of America, Oregon as
transitioned from the Benj. Franklin S & L. Her duties
included managing and evaluating compensation, benefits, and
HR system programs for a 1,700 employee S & L covering six
states, with 86 branches and outlying offices, and eight
subsidiaries. She successfully negotiated with federal
regulators, HMO and indemnity health plans, and implemented, a
health care safety net for all 1,500 employees. By
restructuring health and welfare benefits the results were
first year cost savings of $350,313 for the company and
$504,278 for the employees.
From 1980 to 1986, Ms. Magura served as
Chief, Personnel Management Evaluation & Development Branch
for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, where she developed,
managed, and evaluated personnel systems for a 1,000 employee
federal agency regional office, covering six states and 120
From 1978 to 1980, Ms. Magura served as
Compensation Officer, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service where she
developed the rationale for the occupational change of a major
Department of Interior function. This rationale was accepted
and implemented nationwide to cover 250 positions. Project
components included the development and implementation of a
step-by-step process for managers to use to conduct their own
on-site job analysis and pay system change.
From 1975 to 1978, Ms. Magura served as
Compensation Manager, for the Dept. of Health, Education &
Welfare in San Francisco, CA. She developed, implemented, and
evaluated the effectiveness of compensation systems in a
10,000-employee federal agency regional office, consisting
primarily of professional and technical employees.
From 1969 to 1975, Ms. Magura held various
human resource management developmental assignments in
performance management, pay administration, compensation
management, recruitment and staffing. Ms. Magura attended the
University of California, Davis and the University of
California, Berkeley where she maintained a 3.4 GPA. She is a
Volunteer “Expert” on Disabilities on a National “Ask the
Expert” Website. She is a member of Portland Chapter,
Integrated Disability Management Association, Governmental
Affairs and Employment Committee of the Portland Multiple
Ms. Magura is a recognized published expert
on Human Resources effectiveness and served as the 1988
President of the American Society for Personnel Management.
She is an Associate Professor in Performance Management at
Portland State University (Continuing Education Program) and a
former Board Member of the Samaritan Counseling Center.