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Angela Covey

Angela Covey

Recruitment, Human Resource and Organizational Developer

Weeks Consulting Group

New Orleans

People Leader!


Geaux Work L3C | Geaux Veterans

Recruitment, Human Resource and Organizational Consultant

Developed and started the model program for reintegration based at the community level, of Veterans into the workforce. Partnered with LSU's School of Social Entrepreneurship, the model deployment is currently in development stage with projected 2 year building and feasibility process until implementation.

Providing organizational solutions in hotels, restaurants, DOT motor carrier and maritime services, pipe fabricating and manufacturing, accounting, finance, operations in multiple industries.

Providing operations support for all payroll, recruitment, coaching counseling, critical data analysis and process optimization.

Training, safety and oversight of risk management solutions for companies that value people. Employee engagement solutions and workforce development.

Assist with Weeks Marine Solutions expert witness research and report preparation for legal submission to clients. Manage and work as photographer and assistant for Weeks Photography

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Career medium 05

Department of Veterans Affairs, Louisiana and Arkansas Troops to Teachers Program

Regional Administrative Coordinator, Louisiana and Arkansas

Troops to Teachers (TTT) provides Counseling and Referral services to military personnel interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. The Troops to Teachers office assists applicants to identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities. Recruiting, marketing, providing stakeholder specific messaging both online and in print in order to further the goals of the program.



National Recruitment Manager (virtual) Military Sourcing and Strategy

Best Practices in Recruiting — ERE Excellence Awards 2010
“Military recruiting — it developed a highly successful military focused recruitment initiative that increased military management hires by 28%.”

Developed targeted recruiting strategies for Hiring Managers and Human Resource partners across the United States
to support the hiring and development of transitioning Military and Veterans into the Sodexo workforce.

Facilitated Career Events for hiring partners across the US with on- site management of the event to include coordination and negotiation with the conference management contact for all aspects of the event.

Recruited and successfully hired for multiple disciplines to include Accounting, Training, Environmental Services & Food Service Management, Engineering, Facilities positions and IT as well as working with Universal Sodexo to fill positions as needed.

Partnered with Sodexo France Human Resources to provide referrals and leads for hire of the VP level Finance position within Universal Sodexo. Developed military recruitment strategies and vision for Sodexo USA to include pathways for internal and external sourcing, communication, branding, and education and retention strategies.

Participated in cross-divisional and disciplinary teams, corporate and national focused committees to include national leadership roles as the Disability Sub-Committee Chair.

Spirit of Progress Award Winner, 2006 from Talent Acquisition Group and Champion of Diversity Q3 2006 from Sodexo Corporate Headquarters.

Positions held with Sodexo:

General Manager Food and Nutrition 2005 to 2006
Sodexo at St James Place, Baton Rouge, LA
Human Resource Manager 2004 to 2004
Sodexo Healthcare, Lake Charles, LA
Temporary Resource Position as new account setup for Environmental and Food Service Contracts
Human Resource Manager 2004 to 2004
Sodexo West Jefferson Medical, Marrero, LA
In Unit HR Manager for 210 Employees in Food Service and Environmental Services

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Career medium 04

New Orleans Hospitality Companies

Director of Human Resources

Corporate Human Resource Director for 8 companies to include New Orleans Boutique Hotels, Destination Management, Visitor Publishing, Airport Shuttle, Central Reservations, Baton Rouge New Orleans Tours.

Handle all aspects of HR for New Orleans Hospitality Companies to include hiring but not limited to, screening and
interviewing, targeted recruiting, compensation analysis, business strategies, terminations, employee coaching and
counseling, representation in legal cases involving employee matters, EEOC representation and mediation, administered random drug testing program for approximately 750- 900 employees.

Operated in quality assessment and training for the Food and Beverage Division of New Orleans Paddlewheels.
On-site Operations Manager as needed.

Knowledgeable in all federal and state employment laws and regulations to include OSHA, ADA, Title VII, FDA
specific regulations, DOT and Coast Guard.

Implemented HRIS, Ultimate and Kronos time and attendance system with all applicable policies, procedures and
systems. Benefits Administrator for health, life and dental and Plan administrator, 401K.


Ameristar Casino Vicksburg

Training Manager, Food & Beverage, Hotel Operations

• Reported to the Corporate Training Director and worked in team format with other property- training managers
across the US to implement key systemic functions for employee development and training throughout all casino
• Designed, delivered and measured new hire process to include orientation, product knowledge training, customer
service and skills training, core curriculum for the managers and supervisors, safety and ServSafe.
• Operated in all venues to include, 1000 seat buffet, 150 seat quick service café and upscale waterfront steak house, as the manager on duty as needed and operational manager during transition management periods.

Career medium 06
Career medium 06

United States Marine Corps

Marine Corps Musician (Active Duty) / Admin Chief (Active Reserve)

As an enlisted Marine from 1989-1993 I was attached to the US Marine Corps Band in New Orleans

Active duty reserve time was spent at the same location as admin 4th MarDiv Active Reserve until 2001.


Capella University

Master's of Science, Counseling

1 year


Certified Diversity Recruiter



Certified Internet Recruiter


Baker College

BBA, HR Management

Armed Forces School of Music

Marine Corps Musician, Performance