Microsoft HR chief and senior leadership team member Lisa Brummel to retire

Microsoft veteran Lisa Brummel, the head of human resources at the company since 2005, is retiring at the end of 2014.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

Lisa Brummel, the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and 27-year Microsoft veteran, is leaving the company at the end of this year.


Brummel has been head of HR since May 2005. She is one of three women on the Microsoft Senior Leadership team, which is the inner circle of advisors to CEO Satya Nadella. (The others pm the SLT are Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood and  Peggy Johnson, who joined the company earlier this year as head of global business development.)

Brummel is retiring, according to Microsoft's press release about her departure.

Brummel is being replaced by Kathleen Hogan, who will become the new Executive VP of Human Resources reporting directly to Nadella. Hogan also will be on the Senior Leadership team.

Hogan has been with Microsoft for 11 years, most recently heading up Microsoft Services, "the largest single Microsoft organization with more than 21,000 employees worldwide."

Brummel has presided over Microsoft HR through both big layoffs the company has had in recent years (2009 and 2014). She also was there during the largely hated stack-ranking period (as well as for the official end to the practice). 

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