Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
LaVonne joined Peoples Bank in 2019 bringing 30 years of human resource experience including 20 years of experience in director-level positions. She started working in the HR field in 1992 in a hybrid accountant/HR manager role and has worked in a variety of industries since including health care, construction, and manufacturing. LaVonne oversees the Peoples Bank human resources, recruitment, payroll, benefits, employee engagement, onboarding, and training in her current role as Chief Human Resources Officer. She is passionate about connecting with and providing support to everyone she works with.
LaVonne holds many distinguished credentials relating to her field. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources, a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional, and a Certified Safety Coordinator, to name a few. She has served as a board member for the Max Higbee Center for almost 15 years. She has volunteered as a coordinator/sports coach for the Special Olympics for over 20 years.
A graduate of California State University, Fresno, LaVonne holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Finance and is currently attending the Graduate School of Banking, Colorado.