BestCompaniesAZ Hires New SVP of Organizational Development and Consulting

Former McMurry VP brings over 20 years' experience in corporate leadership.

Online PR News – 26-August-2011 – – BestCompaniesAZ, LLC., has hired Lee Vikre as its new SVP of Organizational Development and Consulting.

Lee Vikre brings with her over 20 years of experience in corporate culture development helping organizations and individuals grow into excellence.

As the former Vice President of Talent and Culture for McMurry, BestCompaniesAZ long term award winning client, Lee played a key role in developing a values-based culture through leadership and employee development, communications, and internal branding. During Lee's tenure McMurry was named the #1 Best Place to Work in Phoenix in 2003 and advanced to national levels of recognition, ranking #1 Best Publishing Company in America, and in the top 5 on the list of Great Workplaces in America for the past 3 years.

A popular speaker, trainer, and coach, Lee has designed and delivered programs and assessments to evaluate and promote hiring excellence, leadership success, career development, team building, values alignment, and a "best place" culture.

Lee has a B.A. in Behavioral Science and an M.A. in Human Resources and Counseling. A certified professional coach and a licensed professional counselor, she holds certifications in several organizational development, leadership training, and corporate educational programs. She has taught at the university level, presented at national conventions, and written for business publications and professional journals.

Lee will be responsible for leading BestCompaniesAZ's Organizational Development and Consulting group specializing in corporate culture development, award consultation and submission, leadership development and branding. She will also be instrumental in developing the curriculum for BestCompaniesAZ University in 2012 and serve as lead facilitator, speaker and trainer.

About BestCompaniesAZ:

Best CompaniesAZ is a consulting and marketing firm dedicated to identifying, developing and promoting great workplaces. Founded in 2002 by former Fortune 100 Best Companies VP of Human Resources Denise Gredler, BestCompaniesAZ provides services for present and future award winning organizations, including employee opinion surveys, best practice benchmarking, national and local award consulting, culture development, employment branding, human resources, and promotional services.