Kronos’ Workforce Institute has appointed Chris Mullen as executive director to succeed founder Joyce Maroney, who will retire at the end of June, the company reported on Tuesday. He will assume the role on July 1, 2020, bringing more than 15 years of experience as an Human Resources (HR) leader and practitioner.
“The founding and cultivation of The Workforce Institute at Kronos has truly been one of the highlights and great privileges of my career…I am pleased to welcome Chris as the Institute’s new leader and look forward to reading the team’s inspired work – this time, from afar,” Maroney said.
Mullen currently serves on the Workforce Institute advisory board and is director of human capital management (HCM) strategic advisory services at the company. Mullen also founded Elevate Yourself in 2012, where he will continue to provide executive leadership coaching, organization development and training to a range of companies from non-profits to higher education and entrepreneurs.
Prior to his role at Kronos, Mullen served as director of HR for Housing and Dining Services at the University of Colorado, where he managed the HR needs of more than 2,000 employees, following his role as assistant director for recruitment and selection in the Office of Equal Opportunity at Colorado State University.
With Colorado State University, Mullen was also responsible for effective human resources policies and practices, strong and efficient hiring practices, leadership development, diversity and equity, employee safety education and organizational development efforts.
As assistant director for Recruitment and Selection with Colorado State University, Mullen monitored the University’s search and hiring process for faculty and administrative professional positions to ensure good faith efforts are continually undertaken in compliance with the Affirmative Action program and the University’s equal access/ equal employment opportunity policies.
“I am truly humbled to be continuing the leadership role Joyce established and carried out so masterfully. Joyce’s work building the Institute is inspiring. The impressive group of talented individuals that make up The Workforce Institute at Kronos represents such an important voice for the industry,” said Mullen.
About Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations — including half of the Fortune 1000® — and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Kronos merged with Ultimate Software on April 1, 2020, to create one of the world’s most innovative HCM and workforce management companies.