Amanda Backus joined the Company as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) in December 2017. Amanda brings a vast degree of experience in human resources, risk management, and consulting, including performance management, leadership development, total rewards, sales incentives, compensation, benefits, and HR operations and systems across a multitude of industries.
Amanda is the former Chief Human Resources Officer for AP Emissions, a manufacturer of automotive, light truck, heavy-duty exhaust, and emissions products in the aftermarket business. As CHRO, Amanda led all aspects of human resources, recruiting, and risk management across four facilities to professionalize the business, specifically developing and implementing enhanced initiatives and training programs.
Prior to her Chief Human Resources role, Amanda was the Global Human Resources Leader for ProQuest. Amanda was responsible for communications compliance, HRIS, payroll total rewards, and talent management. Amanda also held similar global roles at such companies as Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Nationwide, and Scotts Miracle-Gro.
Amanda is a graduate of the University of Akron, with degrees both in accounting and finance. Amanda passed her Certified Public Accounting designation and held licenses for Series 6, Health, and Property and Casualty as a past insurance broker. Amanda was recently named a board advisor for Principal Business Enterprises while also serving on the boards of the Ronald McDonald house and Family House of NW Ohio.