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C&S names Miriam Ort as newest exec

C&S Wholesale Grocers announced that Miriam Ort will become the next chief human resources officer, effective Dec. 2. She succeeds Asad Husain, who is retiring as of Dec. 31. Ort will report to Mike Duffy, chief executive officer.cs

“Miriam is a highly experienced human resources leader that has driven transformational programs and initiatives that support long-term business growth for a variety of companies in complex industries,” said Duffy. “She brings the right approach, skills and focus to continue evolving our culture and talent priorities, as we evolve on our journey to become an employer of choice. We look forward to Miriam joining the C&S Family.”

Since 2017, human resources has been senior vice president of human resources Americas at Avis Budget Group. Prior to that, she held positions of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo and Avon Products.

Ort earned a master’s degree in human resource management from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree from Thomas Edison State College. She is an accomplished author who has written many thought-leadership publications and is a frequent contributor to HR publications and forums, including Harvard Business Review online and The Conference Board. She is the coauthor of the bestselling book One Page Talent Management: Eliminating Complexity, Adding Value by Harvard Business Press.