Seattle Mariners President & Chief Operating Officer Kevin Mather today announced that the Mariners have hired Lisa Winsby as the club's new Vice President of Human Resources.
Winsby, who will begin her new role on November 28, is currently Sr. Vice President, Human Resources at the Bartell Drug Company in Seattle. At the Mariners, Winsby will oversee all aspects of personnel management including employee recruitment, retention and training, benefits, payroll, compliance, etc., for a fulltime staff of some 450 employees including those working internationally.
"We couldn't be happier to have found the best person for this role right in our own backyard," said Mather. "Bartell and the Mariners may seem like two very different organizations, but both are focused on creating an atmosphere where employees are dedicated to a great guest experience. Lisa's skills and her approach to this role align perfectly with the Seattle Mariners philosophy," said Mather.
Winsby will replace Mariners Sr. Vice President of Human Resources Marianne Short, who has announced that she will be retiring from the Mariners on December 23. Short, who was the first female Vice President in Mariners history, joined the club in 1998.
"Bartells is an iconic local company with great people and those qualities are very important to me. The Mariners possess these same attributes with exceptional employees and an organization which serves as an iconic pillar of the Seattle community. These are the primary reasons I am excited to be joining the Mariners," said Winsby.
Winsby joined Bartell Drugs as Director, Human Resources in 2006. She was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources in 2007, and was named Sr. Vice President in 2014. Prior to joining Bartell Drugs, Winsby spent nine years with MTC, a federal contractor that provides academic, technical and social skills training and job placement for young adults.
Winsby has a business degree from California State University-San Francisco and earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources® certification in 2004.
Winsby and her husband Brian have two young sons who are T-Ball rookies.