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How I use #Candor: I use candor to help others know I observe and listen to them with the goal of being a trusted advisor when they need it.

How I use #Courage: I use courage to build my own fortitude by embracing tough conversations as an opportunity to teach and learn instantly.

How I use #Care: I use care to understand people’s journey so I can meet them where they are and help them take another step forward.

#whatmattersmost to me: Possibilities – showing my children and others we all have the power of possibility.

Meet Jami Delaney

Chief Care Officer, People Strategy & Client Experience

Jami Delaney, Chief Care Officer, People Strategy & Client Experience, leads the ship! A seasoned merchandising-executive-turned-HR-strategist, Jami brings 25 years of process design, business management, change leadership, and cultural identification and development to our team. With AssembleHR clients, Jami leads transformation initiatives, coaching engagements, and customized leadership offsites. For our team, Jami drives operational efficiency and ensures that we practice what we preach in terms of building, developing and operating an organization that is #peoplefocused.

Jami followed her passion for people and culture when she transitioned her career from Fashion Merchandising into Talent & Human Resources in 2012. Since that time, she has held several leadership roles including HR Business Partner, College Recruitment, Employee Activities and Talent Acquisition and led the Center of Expertise for Talent and Organizational Performance at Macy’s.

In her human resources roles, Jami was a key business partner to function leaders supporting their people and culture needs. She has worked closely with executive teams to focus on talent planning including talent calibration, top talent strategies and succession planning. She led the Performance Management strategy development and execution for 130,000 colleagues as well as Measurement and Assessment strategies for the employee lifecycle.

Jami is certified in the Gallup StrengthsFinder and is a seasoned Executive Coach through iCoach at Baruch College Zicklin School of Business. In addition to her work at Assemble HR, Jami has been a key collaborator to the Board of Directors at HMI, Hetrick-Martin in New York City, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving at-risk LGBTQ youth. We call her “Joanna Gaines” because she finds ways to DIY everything, decorate and entertain, while making it all look simple!

Jami earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at SUNY Albany. She is the proud mom to three children and her beloved Chocolate Lab, Brie. She spends winter weekends in Vermont skiing and summer weekends at the beach. Her latest passion project was joining forces with her sister’s social media platform TMML, which focuses on all aspects of a Mother’s lifestyle. When there is a moment to spare, she enjoys organizing, writing, and running.