Russell Poole was elected to the Board of Trustees in January, 2019 for a six-year term.
Poole is a seasoned human resources professional with more than 30 years of experience. He brings a deep understanding of organizational development, talent management, employee benefits implementation and strategic partnering to SMH. In addition, he has served as an active partner and adviser to organizations’ Boards of Directors, providing support for compensation programs, and leadership development initiatives.
Most recently, Poole was an independent consultant, providing advice on various issues surrounding business transactions and other human resources activities. Prior to his consulting practice, Mr. Poole served as executive vice president of human resources at Intralinks and Novell, Inc., where he was responsible for all facets of the human resource function.
Mr. Poole holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Michigan, a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law, an LL.M in Taxation from Boston University, and a General Management Program degree from Harvard Business School.
“In such a competitive landscape, SMH has managed to attract talented physicians and staff. I am thrilled to be able to share my experiences and contribute to the quality health and wellness services provided to the people of our region as we continue to attract, retain and develop talented professionals to play key roles in the hospital’s future,” said Poole.