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Anderson Center for Autism names Chief Human Resources Officer

Date April 20, 2022

STAATSBURG — Anderson Center for Autism announced that it has promoted its Director of Human Resources, Anne Jordan, to the role of Chief Human Resources Officer. Jordan, a resident of Staatsburg, New York, has been leading the Human Resources department for the past two years — developing, coordinating and overseeing all activities, including employee relations, professional development initiatives, recruitment efforts, hiring, benefits packages, and Anderson’s talent strategy for its roster of nearly 900 employees. The promotion to Chief Human Resources Officer also lands Jordan a role as part of Anderson Center for Autism’s Executive Leadership Team.

Jordan, who obtained a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University, is a graduate of Empire State College (Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Economics, 2012; Advanced Certificate in Human Resource Management, 2015). A Certified Professional with Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the newest member of Anderson’s leadership team also holds certification as a public librarian with the New York State Education Department. Anne also completed an Executive Leadership Program sponsored by the Dutchess County Chamber Foundation.

Said Patrick Paul, CEO/Executive Director of Anderson Center for Autism: “Over the past two years, we have seen certain people lead with vision and purpose amid a time of great uncertainty and crisis. Anne Jordan is one of those caring, insightful professionals. She has been a source of inspiration for all of our team members at Anderson, navigating complex staffing challenges, developing creative recruiting strategies, and helping to sustain everyone throughout. Anne is very deserving of this advancement opportunity, and we look forward to having her as part of the executive team.”

Said Jordan, “It is a privilege to come to work every single day to help carry out Anderson’s mission of optimizing the quality of life for people with autism. I am honored to have received this promotion, and look forward to continued collaboration with our team to ensure that we recruit and retain the best in the field. I am proud of the fact that Anderson Center for Autism has an incredibly robust benefits package – and that we offer employees so much more – an opportunity to work within a community where they can experience deep fulfillment along with meaningful opportunities to keep growing and learning, both professionally and personally. I am truly excited about what lies ahead.”

Prior to Jordan’s roles as Anderson Center for Autism’s Director of Human Resources (2020-2022) and Assistant Director of Human Resources (2017-2020), she was the Employee Relations Coordinator (2015-2017) and Professional Assistant for Corporate Compliance (2009-2015). Before coming to Anderson, Jordan was the library director at Staatsburg Library.

Anderson Center for Autism is a nonprofit organization based in Staatsburg that provides educational, vocational, and residential services to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 44 people are diagnosed with the neurological disorder, which presents with communication, social, and sensory processing challenges.