Waterton adds SVP of human resources to Chicago office

Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator, today announced the hiring of Frowene Rodgers as senior vice president of human resources. Ms. Rodgers will be responsible for driving the enterprise-wide human resources strategy and championing innovation across Waterton’s national footprint. 

Ms. Rodgers brings more than 20 years of human resources and leadership experience to Waterton from a variety of business sectors and leadership positions in talent acquisition, talent management, organizational effectiveness and operations. Most recently, Ms. Rodgers spent six years at W.W. Grainger Inc. in a variety of human resources leadership roles ultimately serving as director, human resources for Grainger’s Merchandising and Supplier Management teams, including all human resource functions for Grainger’s India and China operations. Prior to Grainger, she was director, human resources workforce planning and staffing at Hennepin Health Systems in Minneapolis. She also served 10 years as an officer in the United States Army.

Ms. Rodgers will continue to champion the company’s purpose, vision and mission centered on its core values and philosophy that defines the organization’s culture. An advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion, she will also advise Waterton leadership on a range of strategic people initiatives and talent strategies that will be critical to adding enterprise value and company growth.

Ms. Rodgers holds a B.S. in engineering management, with a minor in mechanical engineering, from the United States Military Academy at West Point. She is currently pursuing her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Ms. Rodgers is involved in numerous organizations including Jack and Jill of America Inc. and currently serves as an Advisory Community Council Member for her local school district.