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Davey Appoints Industry Professional to Director of Recruiting and Employee Development

Posted: Oct. 4, 2018

Kent, Ohio – The Davey Tree Expert Company is proud to announce the appointment of Brigitte Orrick to director of recruiting and employee development.   

Orrick joins Davey from the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) where she was the workforce development director. Prior to TCIA, Orrick was the Dean of Trade, Industry, and Apprenticeships at Nicolet College. With more than fifteen years in the industry, Orrick brings experience in the collegiate and professional affiliate market spaces.

“To keep pace with Davey’s growth and service delivery expectations, we have committed to providing a premier recruiting and employee development function,” said Greg Ina, executive vice president of The Davey Institute and employee development. “More than ever, it is increasingly important that we also positively influence employee retention and reduce turnover through aggressive engagement and development strategies. Brigitte’s expansive network, experience and passion for our industry will undoubtedly serve her well as she takes on this new role.”

Orrick holds a bachelor’s degree in forest resource management from West Virginia University and a master’s degree in forestry and wood products from Virginia Tech. She is a graduate of The Chair Academy and Leadership Pikes Peak.

With more than 9,000 employees throughout North America, The Davey Tree Expert Company provides solutions for residential, utility, commercial and government clients. Rooted in research, the company’s vision is to achieve balance among people, progress and the environment. Tree experts since 1880, Davey provides diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services. Davey is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and is headquartered in Kent, Ohio.

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