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Allegis Partners Places Cheri Collins Wideman as Director of Human Resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory


NEW YORK (January 18, 2017) — Allegis Partners (AP), a global executive search firm, announced today that it has placed Cheri Collins Wideman as director of human resources at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington. The search was led by Bob Lambert, managing director at Allegis Partners.

Interdisciplinary teams at PNNL address many of America's most pressing issues in energy, the environment and national security through advances in basic and applied science. Founded in 1965, PNNL employs 4,400 staff and has an annual budget of nearly $1 billion. It is managed by Battelle for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science, and is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States.

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

"PNNL approached the search for a new director of human resources with great thoughtfulness and focus; their considerations and assessments went beyond what we experience with most clients," said Bob Lambert. "In Cheri, they have an intuitive and skilled human resources executive who can inspire, develop and lead a large HR team charged with enabling PNNL's exceptional talent to focus on solving America's toughest challenges."

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

Cheri earned a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University, and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

About Allegis Partners

Allegis Partners is the global executive search firm that delivers a boutique, high-touch approach to talent management. We focus on identifying diverse, top talent for human resources, board, CEO and other executive and senior management roles across industries.  Allegis Partners brings deep expertise and insight into each relationship, customizing each search within the global market to pair candidates with deep skills and knowledge to the unique needs of clients. We're backed by the extensive resources of the Allegis Group, an $12+ billion privately held global human capital organization. To learn more about Allegis Partners, visit www.allegis-partners.com.

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