Lisa May named RTI International executive vice president of human resources

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – RTI International has named Lisa May executive vice president of human resources.

In her new role, beginning June 1, she will lead the human resources department as a member of RTI's executive leadership team, advising on human resource policies, practices and daily interactions. May replaces former senior vice president of human resources Martha Roberts, who will be retiring.

"Lisa is a highly accomplished and skilled human resources executive with an outstanding track record of success," said Wayne Holden, Ph.D., president and CEO of RTI. "Her expertise in developing and aligning human resource strategy with overall business strategy will have a positive impact on the growth of RTI."

May has more than 25 years of experience in strategic human resource management, including leadership roles in both business unit and corporate levels. Her expertise includes talent acquisition, leadership development, executive coaching, organizational change, as well as organizational design.  

Currently, May is vice president/head of human resources for AAI Pharma Services Corporation and Cambridge Major Laboratories, responsible for establishing human resource strategies and developing comprehensive systems and programs across the company.

May also worked for 26 years with Hospira Inc., formerly Abbott Laboratories. She was the vice president of global operations, serving as a senior human resources business partner for 9,000 employees, which encompassed 11 U.S. and international manufacturing plants and global supply chain, procurement, manufacturing science and technology, on-market supports and engineering organizations.

May has a bachelor's degree from DePauw University. She also has certifications in mediation, workforce development and coaching skills.

Lisa May

Highlights

  • Lisa May will lead the human resources department as a member of RTI’s executive leadership team beginning June 1
  • May replaces former senior vice president of human resources Martha Roberts, who will be retiring