CenterState CEO Announces New V.P. of Human Resources

Posted on April 18, 2021

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Monifa Wilcox

Monifa A. Wilcox to provide support to

CenterState CEO and its Organizational Partners

SYRACUSE, NY – CenterState CEO announced it has hired Monifa A. Wilcox as its vice president of Human Resources. Wilcox comes to CenterState CEO with more than 20 years' experience in the human resources field. Most recently, she served as vice president of Human Resources, at St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore, a leading provider of community services to people suffering from the effects of hunger, homelessness, and poverty in the Baltimore region. In that role, and as a member of the organization’s executive committee, she developed the organization’s strategic plan and managed budget development and all functional areas of Human Resources.

This position will serve CenterState CEO as well as its Organizational Partners including: the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Visit Syracuse, the CNY International Business Alliance and Electronics Park, LLC.

“We are incredibly fortunate to have someone with Monifa’s extensive knowledge and experience to support the diverse needs of our team,” said Robert Simpson, president of CenterState CEO. “She has already proven to be a tremendous asset to staff, the organization and our partners, and we are grateful to have her support as we navigate these challenging times. We are also fortunate to welcome her to Central New York and know her impact will reach across the community.”

In her role as vice president of human resources, Wilcox will oversee the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resources function, including forming and implementing policies, payroll and benefits analysis and administration, and human resources information system. She is also responsible for the design, implementation, and communication of the organization’s talent management strategy, including support for recruitment, and performance management and employee engagement. Wilcox will also take the lead in shaping the organizational culture that leverages inclusion, trust, transparency and accountability.

Wilcox earned a Master of Science degree in business advanced coursework from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in, psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She holds Advanced Certificates in personnel and industrial management, and in economics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Wilcox is also a long-standing member of the Society of Human Resources.

To learn more about CenterState CEO, please visit www.CenterStateCEO.com. Attached is a headshot of Monifa A. Wilcox for media use.

About CenterState CEO

CenterState CEO is an independent and forward-thinking economic development strategist, business leadership organization and chamber of commerce; dedicated to the success of its members and the prosperity of the region. We serve as an advocate and resource for smart business, catalyze and facilitate regional growth, and promote community prosperity through results-driven partnerships, planning and problem-solving. www.centerstateceo.com

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