Career Partners International - Dallas Names Lora Villarreal as Practice Leader of Human Capital Advisory Services

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Career Partners International announces the appointment of Lora Villarreal, Ph.D. as the Practice Leader of Human Capital Advisory Services for the Dallas office.

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Bill Burke, the Managing Director of the Dallas/Fort Worth office of Career Partners International, is pleased to announce that Lora Villarreal, Ph.D. has joined the Dallas office as the Practice Leader of Human Capital Advisory Services.

In this role, Villarreal will be primarily responsible for the development of new business relationships with clients across a broad range of industries in the region as well as strengthening relationships with existing customers in the Dallas market.

Villarreal has more than 20 years of business, human resources and administration experience. Most recently, she served as President of the Human Resources Group where she assisted organizations in aligning people strategies with company and client values. Prior to her duties with the Human Resources Group, Villarreal was with Xerox Business Services, LLC, where she served as the Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. During her time with Xerox Business Services, she acted as a member of the board of directors for Buck Consultants, a wholly owned Xerox subsidiary.

Prior to that, Villarreal served as Vice President of Human Resources, for Transamerica Real Estate Information Companies and held various positions with First Data Resources, including Vice President of Administration for a start-up operation in Mexico City, which included human resources, training, purchasing, facilities, and public relations.

Villarreal is active in charitable and civic affairs and has participated in the Leadership Dallas Class, Executive Women’s Council, Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Hispanic 100 and the Society for Human Resources Management. She also served as President of the ACS Philanthropic Foundation and is currently on the boards for Share Plus Bank, the Dallas Zoological Society, and the Advisory Council of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.

Highlights in Villarreal's career include being named one of Hispanic Business magazine’s Top Five Hispanic Women of the Year in 2008. This honor came after a previous ranking as one of its Top 25 Elite Hispanic Women in Business. She was selected as one of 25 Hispanic women throughout the U.S. to attend the National Hispanic Leadership Institute, a program designed to prepare women for positions of national impact and to influence public policy. Villarreal was named one of the Most Outstanding Women to Watch in 2008 by Hispanic Business magazine, received the Dallas Business Journal Minority Business Leaders Award, the Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year Award, and received the CareerFOCUS Eagle Award in 2009, which is one of corporate America’s highest accolades in executive leadership achievement. Most recently, she was awarded the 2011 Woman of the Year Award by the Texas Diversity Council.

Dr. Villarreal holds a Bachelor of Science degree in human resource management from Bellevue University, a Master of Science degree in administration and management from Central Michigan University and a Ph.D. in philosophy and management from California Coast University.

About Career Partners International

Established in 1987, Career Partners International is one of the world’s largest and most successful global providers of talent management solutions. Organizations of all sizes and industries turn to Career Partners International to successfully assess, engage, develop and transition talent using the expertise of over 1600 professionals in the areas of assessment, executive coaching, leadership development and outplacement. With more than 200 offices in over 45 countries around the world, Career Partners International assures that its clients have local experts in talent development, career management, executive coaching, outplacement and career transition services. Additional information can be found by visiting

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