Global Human Resources Strategist JaNette Bridgewater is New HR Director

Please welcome JaNette Bridgewater as Freese and Nichols’ new Human Resources Director.

She will play a key role in recruiting and retaining top talent to enhance companywide capabilities to serve clients. She also will help engage our employees and reinforce the firm’s core values and culture. Her experience with innovative global HR strategies will strengthen our ability to continue growing regionally and nationally.

“We’re excited to welcome JaNette to Freese and Nichols,” President and CEO Brian Coltharp said. “She has a diverse skillset, with experience in recruiting, employee relations, talent acquisition and development, and day-to-day HR operations. And she models the values that are so important to Freese and Nichols as a company.”

JaNette has broad-ranging experience across multiple HR disciplines and in dealing with the needs of large organizations.

She most recently was associate director of a global business unit for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. She managed HR business partners in several countries, coached key leaders and managers on people management best practices and acted as the single point of contact for employees in business units across the globe. One of her noteworthy initiatives was helping lead the organization through a successful change-management strategy that impacted more than 2,700 employees worldwide.

JaNette twice received a prestigious Global HR Award from her previous employer for her work on pivotal projects: a cost-effective professional development training program for associates and early-career managers and a divestment initiative allowing a former subsidiary to become a free-standing entity.

“I’m thrilled to join Freese and Nichols as it continues transitioning to a large, nationwide company,” JaNette said. “This is a wonderful opportunity to help the company implement new strategies for recruiting top talent and enhancing programs to train future leaders.”

She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.