Jayne K. Deno was named Metra’s Chief Human Resources Officer in June 2017. Ms. Deno came to Metra with a solid track record of success in several facets of human resources, including talent acquisition and management, employee relations, policy development and contract negotiations.
Ms. Deno most recently served as the vice president of human resources at Americas for Oerlikon Fairfield in Lafayette, Indiana, where she was responsible for the strategic direction and execution of all the company’s human resources activities in the region, including overseeing all aspects of the company’s labor relations activity, administering large-scale employee benefit programs and developing succession plans. In addition, she oversaw the management of an on-site employee medical clinic and negotiated a new clinic provider in late 2016 to expand services with no cost increase to the company.
Before joining Oerlikon Fairfield in 2015, Ms. Deno was the human resources manager for Schneider Electric, where she led salary and union wage administration, talent and performance management, employee engagement, recognition programs, progression and succession planning and internal and external communications for a site of 500 union employees. She also worked at Ivy Tech Community College’s Corporate College and spent more than 10 years in human resources for General Motors/Delphi Electronics and Safety.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and a master’s degree in public management from Indiana University.