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Rite Aid names chief HR officer
March 25th, 2014
CAMP HILL, Pa. – Dedra Castle, a veteran human resources professional and former Sam's Club executive, has joined Rite Aid Corp. as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.
Rite Aid said Tuesday that Castle will be responsible for all aspects of the drug chain's human resources, including training, recruitment, talent management, compensation and benefits, labor relations, leadership development and diversity.
She reports to chairman and chief executive officer John Standley.
"Dedra is a dynamic, seasoned human resources professional with a proven track record of success," Standley said in a statement. "I am confident she will bring outstanding leadership to our organization of nearly 90,000 Rite Aid associates as we work together to continue to successfully grow our business and achieve long-term success."
Castle brings more than 19 years of experience in HR management to Rite Aid. In 2012, she became a founding member and managing partner of Castle Partners LLC, an HR management services firm, and Level Mediation LLC, a multistate mediation firm.
Before that, Castle worked for the Sam Club's division of Walmart, where she most recently led the corporate human resources function and was the chief inclusion and diversity officer. While at Sam's Club, she also served as vice president of its people division, in which oversaw field human resources for the 110,000 associates in nearly 600 Sam's Clubs nationwide.
Prior to Sam’s Club, she held senior HR positions at Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. and Auto Zone Stores Inc. Earlier in her career, she was employed by the Department of Defense, where she managed the civil service employment function for Marine Corps Air Stations El Toro and Miramar in Southern California as each restructured under base realignment and closure.