Nicole Freebourne, NewWave’s Vice President of Human Resources Development, has been shaping HR strategy for a range of companies for nearly 20 years. Nicole spearheaded HR strategies that have supported NewWave’s growth from a small core of employees during its start-up phase to the 250+ employees working for the organization today. She provides HR leadership that supports the company’s focus on innovation, its drive to serve customers with excellence and quality, and its unique team-focused culture.
In her early career, Nicole served as an HR Specialist responsible for HR compliance, reporting, employee relations, and staffing. Within a few years, her career in HR expanded to generalist and management functions responsible for assisting with the oversight of 20+ geographically dispersed offices and HR Specialists that were part of a 1000+-person business unit within a Fortune 500 company.
Although she has achieved numerous accomplishments in her career, Nicole is most proud of leading the implementation of a corporate affirmative action system and program, launching a national background check program, compensation planning program, and instituting HR efficiencies. Nicole earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Morgan State University and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Nicole is passionate about serving her community. She teaches at her local church, has led financial and personal development presentations and workshops, and volunteers with many non-profit organizations. Her volunteer focus has always been on improving education, improving health and wellness, and serving families in need. She continuously seeks opportunities to mentor and inspire others to achieve personally, professionally, and spiritually
When Nicole isn’t working or volunteering, she is a self-proclaimed weather junkie with a passion for storm watching and weather movies.
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