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For Immediate Release
October 6, 2016
ABA Media Contact: Jeff Sigmund
(202) 663-5439
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ABA Names New Chief Human Resources Officer


​WASHINGTON — Alethia Baggett has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer for the American Bankers Association.  Starting Oct. 14, Baggett will lead and manage ABA’s human resources policies, services and programs, and oversee talent retention and acquisition, workforce planning, leadership development and other critical areas. 
“Alethia’s tremendous record in assessing needs, developing talent, leading change and transforming cultures makes her a perfect fit for ABA,” said Rob Nichols, ABA’s president and CEO.  “I look forward to seeing her wealth of experience in action as ABA continues advancements in leadership development, benefits and talent management.”
Baggett comes to ABA from Freddie Mac’s Single-Family Business, where she most recently served as the director overseeing division-level business management functions, communications, learning and development, and human capital strategy across the unit’s 2,000 employees.  Prior to that, she served as the senior human resources business partner for the head of the Single-Family Business. Before joining Freddie Mac, Baggett was a director of human resources at Chamberlain Edmonds, an Atlanta-based healthcare company, and served as director of administration for the network services division of Ascent Media Group. Before that time, Baggett was vice president and head of human resources for Porter Novelli International’s New York City office. 
A native of Jacksonville, Fla., Baggett holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia.  Working Mother Magazine nominated her as a 2014 Working Mother of the Year, noting her efforts to ease the transition for new moms in the work place.  She currently resides in Alexandria, Va., with her family.
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $16 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.