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Marques fills role of new chief human resources officer at Vidant Health

October 12, 2015 posted by Beth Anne Atkins

GREENVILLE, NC – Vidant Health has named John Marques as its new chief human resources officer, effective Oct. 12.

Marques has more than 30 years of strategic human resource experience as a member of executive leadership teams at public, private and not-for-profit organizations. He most recently served as vice president and chief human resources officer for The University of Arizona Health Network, an academic health care system comprised of physician practice plan with more than 600 member physicians, two academic medical centers and ambulatory clinics.

“I am honored to be joining such a great team and highly respected organization,” said Marques. “I look forward to meeting with employees as I visit various Vidant facilities to learn about their work and the excellent care we provide to our patients and their families.”

Marques replaces Laura Land who left to assume the role of chief human resources officer and vice president at North Mississippi Health System in Tupelo.

“We are thrilled to be adding John to our leadership team,” said Dr. Michael Waldrum, CEO of Vidant Health. “His many years of experience in leading all aspects of human resources will enhance the overall strategies and goals already in place at Vidant Health. I look forward to having John here and introducing him to the great employees and people we have here in eastern North Carolina.”

Marques is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and founding board member of LINKAGES, a nationally recognized nonprofit that assists individuals with disabilities in securing meaningful employment. He hold certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Society for Human Resources Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

He has a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and a Master of Science in Communication/Organization Development from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Marques and his wife Julie are relocating to Greenville. They have two grown children, Erika who lives in Boston and is a Social Worker and son Taylor who is a senior at the University of Arizona.

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