Photo of Kathy Hanson, HR Consultant

Business and IT solutions firm Garnet River announced Kathaleen Hanlon has been named lead for the newly formed HR Consulting practice. She is responsible for business development, team building, and collaborating with clients on talent acquisition and retention, employee engagement and performance, and organization design. The HR practice will work in coordination with Garnet River’s nine other practices in the solutions division:

“Kathy fits our Practical Idealism culture. She is competent, humble and a great listener, with a generous heart. It’s easy to understand why she enjoys a loyal following among her clients, and I see compelling synergies between her expertise and Garnet River’s strong competencies,” said Steve Richards, CEO, Garnet River. “We look forward to Kathy bringing her leadership into Garnet River and are excited by the great value she offers our clients.”

Hanlon is a senior human resource professional with more than 30 years of experience in employee relations, benefits administration, policies and procedures, employee handbooks and performance management. For the past 10 years she has worked as an independent consultant for small and large businesses, nonprofits and municipalities. Prior to that she worked as human resources manager for Latham Pool Products. She also served as human resources manager for Prime Companies, X-Ray Optical, Engine Systems Company and Garden Way.

Hanlon earned her bachelor’s degree from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y. She holds a paralegal certification from Institute for Employee Benefits Training and Life, Accident and Health Insurance licenses for New York and Vermont.

Hanlon is a resident of Waterford, N.Y.

About Garnet River

Founded in 2000 and based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Garnet River provides comprehensive and flexible staffing and staff augmentation services, as well as business and IT solutions to public- and private-sector clients. Practice groups include Application Development, Business Services, Cloud and Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, Data Analytics and Business Intelligence, Health Care, Quality Assurance, Robotic Process Automation, and Salesforce. Garnet River is a partner with UiPath, Microsoft, Cisco Meraki, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and others. For more information, visit

Michael Conlin, Chief Marketing Communications Officer
Garnet River

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