Cheri Collins Wideman joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as director of Human Resources in January 2017. She leads a team of 65 professionals and direct the laboratory's compensation and benefits, talent acquisition, diversity, leadership and staff development, work-based learning, labor relations and other key HR functions. This team will help PNNL attract, develop and enable the exceptional talent necessary to tackle some of the nation's greatest challenges.
Prior to joining PNNL, Cheri, a senior executive with experience in the chemical manufacturing, energy and food industries, served in several key leadership positions at Philadelphia-based FMC Corporation. As director of Human Resources for Global Corporate Functions and Talent Acquisition, she oversaw organizational design, change management, talent development, succession planning, performance management and employee relations for 900 staff worldwide.
Prior to joining FMC in 2005, Wideman held management positions at Cozen O'Connor Attorneys, Teknion LLC, Campbell Soup Company and Chevron Corporation.
Wideman earned a bachelor's degree in food systems economics and management from Michigan State University in East Lansing, and a master's degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.