The Shell Point Board of Directors has promoted Karen Anderson to the position of Vice President of Human Resources and Business Support. A Shell Point Retirement Community employee since 1996, Anderson was named Director in 2001 and was appointed Assistant Vice President in 2012.
During Anderson’s 18 years with Shell Point, the employee population has grown from 425 to almost 1,000. She has managed a variety of important issues including establishment of an on-site employee wellness clinic, the formation of a number of employee support programs, and the initiation of leadership succession efforts.
“Karen’s expertise in her field is a key component of Shell Point’s recruiting and training success,” said President Peter Dys. “Her leadership in instrumental in all facets of human resource operations — from strategic planning and safety, to employee health and wellness programs.”
Anderson obtained certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in December 2009, and served on the board of the southwest chapter of the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA), including chapter president in 2010. She is also past president of the Southwest Florida Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development.
Anderson was recognized as the 2011 HR Professional of the Year by her peers in the Human Resources Florida State Council. She serves as Vice President on the board of Dress for Success and on the Employer Advisory Board for Southwest Florida Works, the state government agency responsible for developing work skills for the unemployed and underemployed.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. A nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry, the community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with a newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course that is open to the public, deep water boating access with free boat dockage, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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