Chief Human Resources Officer
Monica Sturgis is the port’s Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the port’s Senior Leadership Team.
Monica is responsible for the development and implementation of human resources needs and plans across the three port entities (VPA, VIT, HRCP). A large part of her effort focuses on developing and transforming colleagues across the enterprise into a competitive advantage and ensuring the overall quality of our workplace.
Monica is an accomplished human resources professional who has led the improvement of organizations and their human capital. With an unwavering drive for superior performance, Monica has provided HR leadership to such well-known organizations as Diaego (The Pillsbury Company), Pfizer, Inc., Boehringer-Ingelheim (BI), and BASF more than 20 years. She comes to us from her recent position as the HR Director of Technology & Engineering for Bridgestone America, Inc.. She holds a B.S. in Education from Tuskegee University, and served as a member of its Board of Trustees. She began her graduate education at Columbia University and finished her work at the University of Minnesota in a joint program where she received her M.Ed., and subsequently the Specialist Certification, both in Curriculum & Instruction and Organizational Development with focus in Human Resources Development.