Davey Appoints Manager of Employee Development

Posted: Dec. 3, 2015 

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company has announced the appointment of Kathy Doody to manager, employee development.

In this newly created position, Doody’s responsibilities will center on a collaborative approach to establishing, implementing and monitoring all aspects of Davey’s employee development programs.

Doody joined Davey in 1993 as the tax manager and was promoted in 2001 to manager, human resources administration—her most recent position. As she transitions from leading the human resource administrative department she also will be responsible for completion of several human resource projects, including analysis of Davey’s time-off policies and development of service line benefit summaries.

“Kathy’s 14 years of experience in employee development at Davey makes her the perfect person to hold this new position and guide Davey’s efforts to attract and retain exceptional talent,” said Joe Paul, chief financial officer and secretary.

Most recently, Doody served as the project lead for Davey’s implementation of “Ed,” a new, cloud-based employee development software designed to assist in developing Davey’s next generation of leadership. The program streamlines recruitment and onboarding, which gives managers more time for employee service activities such as helping to define career paths and provide feedback on development.

Prior to joining Davey, Doody spent more than 10 years combined in the accounting and employee development fields. She holds a master’s degree in accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, a master’s degree in education in remedial reading from Bowling Green State University and a bachelor’s degree in English from Westminster College.

The Davey Tree Expert Company’s more than 8,000 employees provide tree care, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting services for the residential, utility, commercial and government markets throughout the U.S. and Canada. Davey has provided Proven Solutions for a Growing World since 1880 and has been employee-owned for 35 years. For more information, visit www.davey.com.

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