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Gale LaRoche, Ph.D., J.D., SHRM-SCP

Senior Human Resources Consultant
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Phone: 844-577-4400 Ext. 821

Dr. LaRoche is a Senior Human Resources Consultant for the ADK Consulting & Executive Search firm, providing retained executive search and consulting services. She also is an adjunct faculty professor for Capella University. She has previously served as Vice President, Administration at the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and the Vice President, HR for the Wayne County Airport Authority (Detroit) and has extensive experience in HR management for both the public and private sector. Her specialty is bringing in strategic HR best-practices and technology to help organizations operate in a more effective and efficient manner. Dr. LaRoche has a wealth of experience in starting up and turning around inefficient HR departments to be effective and strategic partners to the business.  Her passion is in education and talent development – helping others develop their careers. She is a life-long learner.  In addition to her aviation and aerospace HR experience, she has led the human resources function for many automotive suppliers, including The Crown Group, Android Industries, MSX International, and MascoTech. Gale has more than 25 years of experience in the employment and human resources field.

Gale is a licensed attorney in the state of Michigan specializing in labor and employment law and holds the following degrees: Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior Psychology, Juris Doctorate; Masters of Science with a concentration in Human Resources; Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources; and an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. She holds a SHRM-SCP designation and is certified to deliver DDI and AchieveGlobal training and is working on her certification for StrengthsFinder coaching. Her dissertation was on the topic of the dynamics involved when there is a change in the top leadership role in US airports and how that change affects senior managers.