Over the course of a 20-year career in Human Resources, Colleen Mollica has played a key role in providing strategy and operational leadership to optimize key functions, from payroll and benefits administration to employee relations and organizational development. Whether developing new programs and standards to support a shift in company ownership or working with engineering and production teams to improve productivity, her ability to identify opportunities and deliver new ideas has been instrumental in supporting business growth and success. She has been recognized for job creation and inclusive hiring practices and takes great pride in her record of building robust work environments where creativity and forward-thinking strategies are valued. Throughout all her positions and experiences, her focus is on instilling values and integrity through an organization, in order to enhance loyalty and provide a platform that supports the organizational mission.
Colleen earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and a master’s degree in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations with Distinction from New York Institute of Technology, she is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional, Recipient of The Youth in Transition Award from Governor Jim Benson’s (VT) Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, and a graduate of The Dale Carnegie Course.
Colleen comes from a long line of military and first responder service members. Both of her grandfathers served in the military (US Army and Marines) during World War II. Her father is a US Navy Veteran and a retired Sergeant from the New York City Police Department, and her older brother is retired from the New York City Fire Department where he proudly and courageously served our country during the 9/11 attacks.
Having witnessed the devastation caused by the 9/11 attacks to our country and to so many of her friends and family members, Colleen is passionate about her role at The Gary Sinise Foundation where she can contribute to serving our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.