COSTA MESA, Calif.: 16 March 2016 — The National Human Resources Association (NHRA) honored Alexander Arietta, vice president, global human resources at J.D. Power, as one of the top three Human Resource Executives of the Year in Orange County, Calif. The honor was bestowed at NHRA’s annual gala March 10 at the Hotel Irvine in Irvine, Calif.

Arrieta is responsible for leading J.D. Power’s global human resources function, including talent acquisition and management; organization and strategic planning; learning and development; compensation; employee engagement; and change management to support J.D. Power’s business goals worldwide. He is also responsible for providing strategic and tactical guidance as a member of the company’s executive committee. During his tenure with the company, Arrieta has led global talent initiatives and organization realignments that have contributed to a significant business turnaround leading to record revenue and profitability, in addition to increased employee engagement at the company.

Prior to joining J.D. Power, Arrieta held positions at the Walt Disney Company; The Capital Group Companies; Mars, Inc.; and American Honda Motor Company. He is also a member of and holds leadership positions in several leading human resources organizations, including the Human Resources Leadership Roundtable at UCLA; HR Executives Los Angeles Region; Human Capital Institute; and HR Leaders in Mergers and Acquisitions. 

“We’re very proud Alex has been recognized by his peers and the NHRA as an outstanding leader in human resources,” said Finbarr O’Neill, president of J.D. Power. “Alex has been a great partner, driving significant culture change, while improving associate engagement and helping shape a global organization that sustainably achieves strong top- and bottom-line growth.”

The National Human Resources Association is focused on advancing the individual career development, planning and leadership of HR professionals through professional networking programs and development services offered nationwide, striving  to support human resource professionals throughout their career life cycle—from intern to executive—as human resources leads the way for change in today's businesses.

J.D. Power is a global marketing information company headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. As the Voice of the Customer, its independent consumer surveys of product and service quality, customer satisfaction, and buyer behavior are based on interactions with millions of consumers in order to better understand their opinions, perceptions and expectations of a variety of products and services in more than a dozen industries.

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