Manheim has promoted Rock Anderson to vice president and chief people officer, effective July 1.  Anderson succeeds Lilicia Bailey, who will retire from the company.

Manheim has promoted Rock Anderson to vice president and chief people officer, effective July 1.

Manheim has promoted Rock Anderson to vice president and chief people officer, effective July 1.

“Rock has been an important part of Manheim leadership for many years, as a key advisor to the senior executive team and as an advocate for our employees,” said Sandy Schwartz, president of Manheim.“As Rock takes on this vital leadership role, I know I will be able to count on his experience, judgment and perspective to prepare the best workforce in the industry for future success.”

As a human resources leader at Manheim for more than seven years, Anderson has a deep understanding of the business and employee culture. He also has well-established relationships with key business and community leaders. 

Anderson most recently served as vice president of people strategies for Manheim. In this role, he was responsible for all human resources functions, including overseeing corporate and field operations, security and employment practices. Under Anderson’s leadership, the people strategies team enhanced its value to the business by becoming a strategic partner to leadership, while at the same time helping to develop stronger employee teams.

His strategic input played a key role in many people strategies successes, including recognition from the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Human Resources and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Before joining Manheim, Anderson held leadership positions with several large companies including Siemens, Wachovia Bank and INROADS Inc.

Anderson is a member of the board of directors and serves as chairman of the strategic implementation committee for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. He is chairman of the benefits committee and a member of the finance committee for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and president of the finance committee for St. Anthony Catholic Church. He is also a Leadership Atlanta alumnus and a member of the One Hundred Black Men of Atlanta.

Anderson succeeds Bailey, who was with Manheim for the past 10 years, most recently as senior vice president and chief people officer.Her many achievements included developing a high-functioning human resources team, building strategic alignment between Manheim’s North American, U.K. and Australian teams, and leading an effective and diverse business services team that included human resources, compensation, talent management and recruiting, business services, employment practices, and communications and corporate affairs.

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