Tami Hamilton, the new Chief People Officer (CPO) for Pacific Whale Foundation and PacWhale Eco-Adventures, has been with the organization for seven years. Her previous career experience includes working in HR Communications for Nordstrom and 10 years as Senior Benefits Manager at Microsoft. She holds an MS from Seattle Pacific University and is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.

Officially named CPO on December 26, 2021, her new role involves functioning as principal HR advisor for the executive leadership team and overseeing all program development related to “people” issues. As acting architect for the company’s talent strategy and corporate-culture initiatives, Tami will have a hand in everything from recruiting and retention to leadership coaching and professional development. In addition, she is responsible for managing ongoing strategies and processes required to effectively build and retain an exceptional team of professionals — the human capital of an organization.