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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 800 employees.

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 strategic vision.

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 field stations.

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 Sclerosis Association.

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.


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