A local law firm expanded its staff.
Grand Rapids-based Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge hired Jessie LaHaie as its new human resources director.
In her new role, LaHaie is responsible for staff recruitment, training and development, compensation, benefits, performance management, policy design and all additional HR responsibilities. She also manages the secretarial and support staff, including oversight management of the central services department.
Prior to joining the law firm, LaHaie was the human resources director at Blue Sky Vision in Grand Rapids. She also held the position of human resources manager at Anchor QEA, an environmental consulting firm, where she worked for 13 years.
She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the Association of Legal Administrators.
LaHaie earned her Bachelor of Arts in business administration and human resource management from the University of Washington.