PORTLAND, OREGON, US — Columbia Grain International (CGI) has named Patty Groman as director of human resources.

Patty Groman, director of human resources for CGI. Photo courtesy CGI.

In her new role, Groman is expected to lead the human resources department as a strategic contributor, to streamline and build efficiency through talent development and engagement, and act as a business partner to the executive team across the CGI footprint.

“Patty is very well known in the industry and brings an impressive set of credentials to her new role as director of human resources,” said Jeff Van Pevenage, chief executive officer of CGI. “Her strong background in human resources and significant experience in helping companies and employees attain strategic objectives, for both performance and growth, makes her a great fit for our corporation.”

Groman most recently was the vice president of human resources at Opus Agency. Additional experience includes her roles as human resource manager for Audigy Group and human resource business partner at Xenium HR. Groman began her career 18 years ago following her graduation from Portland State University with a  bachelor of science degree in business administration, management, and human resources.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, US, Columbia Grain International is a leader in the origination, processing, logistics, and distribution of high-quality bulk grains, pulses, edible beans, oilseeds and organics for US domestic and worldwide export markets.