Genaro Esposito-Montanez Joins the Optical Society as Senior Director, Human Resources and Administr


Lyndsay Meyer
The Optical Society

Genaro Esposito-Montanez Joins the Optical Society as Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration

Esposito Montanez

WASHINGTON, March 29 - The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Genaro Esposito-Montanez has joined the staff as senior director, human resources (HR) and administration. In this position, Esposito-Montanez will oversee all aspects of human resources and administrative services in support of OSA’s strategic and global initiatives.

Specifically, Esposito-Montanez will be responsible for recruiting, developing and retaining OSA’s current and future workforce. This includes employee relations and training, performance management, business and organizational planning, compensation and benefits programs, legal compliance, internal communications, building facilities management, and staff events.

“Genaro’s breadth of experience in HR and organizational development, along with his proven leadership and track record of transforming HR departments into strategic business operations make him a great asset to the society,” said Gerry Zack, OSA’s deputy executive director and chief operating officer. “I value his expertise in the field, and I look forward to working with him to strengthen OSA’s organizational results.”

Esposito-Montanez has more than 15 years of experience in human resources. Most recently, he served as the vice president of HR and administration for College Summit, leading the HR and administration business units for its corporate office and 11 regions across North America. Before joining College Summit, Esposito-Montanez worked as the senior HR manager at the American Chemical Society, as well as the HR manager and HR generalist for the Epilepsy Foundation and Village Voice Media, respectively. Esposito-Montanez received his B.S. in management studies with a minor in human resources management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He is currently enrolled in the Executive MBA program at UMUC.

About OSA

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