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Susan Sproat: Human Resources' New Executive Director for Benefits

October 26, 2010, Volume 57, No. 09


Susan W. Sproat has been named executive director of Human Resources, charged with leading the University’s Benefits Department. In this position, which reports to John J. Heuer, vice president of Human Resources, Ms. Sproat provides oversight of the health, retirement and disability benefit programs offered to the University community. She brings to Penn more than 15 years of proven experience in the design and implementation of benefits programs in several different types of organizations. She has experience in all aspects of benefits and in the development of innovative benefits programs to recruit and retain top talent. In her most recent position she served as senior director of the Total Rewards for Walgreens Health and Wellness Division. Prior to Walgreens, she held the position of director of benefits, compensation and human resources information systems for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She started her career in management at Bell Atlantic.

Ms. Sproat has a certificate in Global Human Resources from the Society for Human Resources Management and a certificate in Portfolio Management from the University’s Wharton School. Between 2001 and 2007, she was an instructor for the Senior Professional Human Resources certification program in the areas of benefits and compensation, and she has served on the Employer Advisory Board at TIAA-CREF. Additionally, she holds a Master of Science in human resources development from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Rosemont College.

Almanac - October 26, 2010, Volume 57, No. 09