Principal / Human Resources Director
The field of Human Resources is a world of gray: black and white answers do not exist for everything, and no two days are ever the same. Lisa Rosenfeld, Director of Human Resources for Page, enjoys that unpredictability. Her work in HR covers everything from benefits to employee relations, recruiting, and training. “Every day is a new adventure,” she says. She goes on to note that she greatly enjoys the positive impact she knows she makes by taking pressures off other people. A unique ability to view situations with multiple perspectives and hunt down solutions makes Lisa a perfect fit as a leader in Human Resources.
Lisa finds that commitment to her work is vital to the well-being of not just individuals, but the company as a whole. “Everything I do impacts every employee,” she explains. “I have to realize that every decision I make and every benefit decision I make has a direct impact. What is the best solution-- not for today, tomorrow, or one or two people-- but for the big picture?” She takes pride in the fact that her work also has an impact on the community outside the office since the architects and engineers she helps at Page will influence people’s lives through their buildings. She strives to provide them with the tools they need to achieve their goals.
Lisa believes in finding balance at home and at work, and she helps to communicate to employees the importance Page places on family and relationships as well as the work environment. She recalls a time when Page’s culture of understanding priorities allowed her to successfully navigate a “perfect storm of bad news” she experienced. Lisa was caring for an infant when one of her family members became ill and another passed away, all around the same time. She says the overwhelming situation forced her to remember what things were truly important. “Sometimes work comes first, sometimes family, sometimes religion-- you have to look at the big picture,” she says. “Some days there are extra hours, and some days you need the balance.” Lisa applies this attitude to her treatment of employees and believes that when their relationships are healthy they are able to achieve their highest quality of work.
Outside the office, Lisa volunteers with the Jewish community center, her synagogue, and is also active in her children’s school’s PTA. For Lisa, community involvement is obligatory: “You have to lead by example [to] show your kids the importance of getting involved, and the only way to do that is to get involved yourself.” As for her hobbies, Lisa enjoys movies and sports with her family-- particularly football. After all, she says, “I went to school at The University of Alabama, so you’ve gotta love your football team!”