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The Employer’s Perspective

On Wednesday, April 21, the Salisbury Center for Career Services will welcome back Trustee Adele Schlotzhauer ’83 for a Professionals in Residence talk titled “Networking for Jobs and Internships from the Employers’ Perspectives.”

Schlotzhauer is vice president of human resources for Boston Properties Inc., a self-administered and self-managed real estate investment trust and one of the largest owners, managers and developers of first-class office properties in the United States.

As a member of the senior management team, Schlotzhauer is the primary human resources officer and advisor within the company.  She is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and managing all HR programs and functions.  Her primary goal is to formulate, recommend, direct and implement the HR strategy in alignment with the business strategy.

Prior to joining Boston Properties, Schlotzhauer served as human resources director for both Boston Tax Services and East Region Tax Services for Deloitte & Touche LLP, a global professional services consulting firm.  During her six-year tenure, she served as the human resources consultant to senior management; was directly responsible for developing, implementing, and guiding change management, performance management, career planning, training and professional development, mentor programs and recruitment for more than 600 professionals.

At the Bank of Boston, Schlotzhauer served as a senior human resources generalist, consulting with more than 300 clients for this global commercial bank.  She was especially noted for her work in coaching clients to resolve employee relations issues and she was selected by senior management to serve as liaison to the bank’s Asian Bankers advocacy group. 

From 1988 to 1992, Schlotzhauer served as senior recruiter for Massachusetts Water Resources Authority.  She was the primary recruitment expert for professional and technical staff in engineering, law, finance, contract administration and skilled trades for this high profile, court mandated public sector entity.  Based on her work, Schlotzhauer was cited for “outstanding” performance by the executive director.

An active member of the William Smith Alumnae Council, Schlotzhauer earned her B.A. in political science with a minor in sociology and was a member of William Smith Congress.  She joined the HWS Board of Trustees in 2009. As a student, she received the William Smith Congress Award, was elected to Hai Timiai and was a resident assistant (RA), serving as head RA.  She currently holds the SPHR designation from the Society for Human Resource Management and is affiliated with the Northeast Human Resources Association and WorldatWork.

Schlotzhauer will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Trinity Hall 305.

One-on-one coaching sessions will take place the following day at the Salisbury Center.  Please contact the office at ext. 3514 or cso@hws.edu to reserve a seat for the information session and/or to book a one-on-one appointment.