Janice DuFresne is managing director and a founding principal of the WilmerHale HR Services practice. She brings over 20 years of broad human resources experience and leadership to WilmerHale. Ms. DuFresne has worked for and with companies in consumer products, manufacturing, healthcare, biotechnology and hospitality, working for such companies as General Mills, Tonka Corporation, Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Hasbro, Inc. and Physicians Quality Care.
Ms. DuFresne’s key human resources accomplishments are in the areas of human resource systems development including leadership and executive development, organization development, performance management systems development, compensation systems development, affirmative action program development, labor relations including union decertification, employee relations, and workforce transition and retraining.
Ms. DuFresne received a B.A. in business management with a concentration in organizational development from Norwich University and has pursued graduate studies in human resource development at Harvard University. She holds the SPHR designation in human resources and the CCP in compensation, as well as Hay certifications in job analysis, design and evaluation. In the training and development area, she has her ZengerMiller training facilitation certification as well as Personnel Decisions, Inc. (PDI) certification in 360° degree feedback systems and leadership development.
Ms. DuFresne's professional affiliations include the Society of Human Resources Management, the Northeast Human Resources Association and WorldatWork (the American Compensation Association). From a community standpoint, she has been the chair of personnel committees for the Salem Boys and Girls Club and Big Sisters of Rhode Island and has held presidencies of several community boards.