HISTORY MAKER: Lois Walters has been appointed the first female president of the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ). Walters, the principal director of HR policy and information at the finance ministry, succeeds Karl Williams, who served as the body’s head since 2002. Walters says the appointment marks one of the highlights of her two-decade career in human resources and vows to help usher the organization into a prosperous new chapter, by providing “value-added services to our members, partners, associates and wider community, [to lead] to greater organizational growth and the development of human capital.”
SHE MEANS BUSINESS: CEO and Founder of the new-kid-on-the-block Honey Bun Foundation, Michelle Chong, says the foundation’s primary aim is to play its part in driving growth in Jamaica’s business sector, “paying special attention to SMEs and the creative industry because of its untapped potential for growth. “We will focus on why we are not progressing exponentially, what we must do differently nationally and how we can be more innovative than the world,” Chong noted at the recent launch at Devon House. The foundation’s first-year budget is $14 million, which will be spent on marketing, website development and administration.