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Press Release A&F Secretary Kristen Lepore Appoints Ronald J. Arigo as Commonwealth’s Chief Human Resources Director

Arigo to take over agency responsible for talent acquisition and management
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Boston — Executive Office for Administration and Finance Secretary Kristen Lepore today named Ronald J. Arigo as Chief Human Resources Director for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts effective October 1, 2016.  In his role, Mr. Arigo will head the Human Resources Division (HRD), which is responsible for the talent acquisition and management for Executive Branch employees. 

“Ron is an accomplished human resources professional with decades of experience that will help advance the Commonwealth’s workforce,” said Secretary Kristen Lepore. “As the head of HRD, Ron will lead our efforts to attract and retain the best talent and to provide them the skills to deliver the high-level services that taxpayers deserve.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to work with Governor Baker, Lt. Governor Polito, and Secretary Lepore,” said Arigo.  “I look forward to partnering with the HR team to attract, develop and promote talented staff who deliver exemplary service to the residents of the Commonwealth.”

Ron Arigo will replace Paul Dietl, who has worked at HRD since 1997, including the past 9 years as the head of the agency.  “I thank Paul for his long service to the Commonwealth and his time at HRD, and wish him well in his future endeavors,” said Secretary Lepore.

Human Resources Division is an agency within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance responsible for employment opportunities, diversity programs, training and development, workers' compensation, civil service examinations, workforce policies and employee and labor relations.

About Ronald J. Arigo

Mr. Arigo was most recently a senior vice president of the New Jersey-based Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, a global Fortune 200 property & casualty insurance company. As one of Chubb’s most senior HR executives, Mr. Arigo was recently responsible, as the Chief Learning Officer, for the company’s global learning platform for both employees and its independent agent distribution channel.  Additionally, Mr. Arigo oversaw Chubb’s HR global operations, including the company’s HR budget and HR information systems. Previous to these roles, he was responsible for managing U.S.-based HR business partners who were accountable for all HR critical deliverables, such as talent acquisition, performance management, compensation and benefits and employee relations. 

Mr. Arigo has an MBA from Boston University’s Executive MBA program and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston College. In addition, his executive education includes Harvard University’s Strategic Human Resources Management Program, and the Corporate Leadership Council’s HR Leadership Academy.

Ron’s involved with Boston-area professional and non-profit organizations, including The Human Resource Leadership Forum, the Society of Human Resources Managers (SHRM), and Community Servings. Within his community, Ron was Co-President of the Dover-Sherborn Education Fund and has served on the Town of Sherborn’s Personnel Board and Governance Committee.


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