People Corporation

People Corporation

March 05, 2012 09:00 ET

People Corporation Expands Its Management Team

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2012) - People Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PEO) (the "Company") continues to attract top leadership talent to its organization and announces two senior appointments. Jim Edmands joins People Corporation as Regional Vice President for the Ontario Region and Karen Milani as Vice President, Talent & Organization Development, People First HR Services (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company).

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Edmands held the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats Football Club. Mr. Edmands also spent 10 years with London Life as an Employee Benefits sales and product expert, in a sales and management capacity. Mr. Edmands earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business Management and Finance from Cornell University.

"We are pleased to have Jim Edmands join our leadership team. He brings a wealth of experience in group benefits, sales leadership and management. We look forward to the positive impact Mr. Edmands will have on our consultants, our partners and our clients," said Bonnie Chwartacki, Executive Vice President of People Corporation. Ms. Chwartacki went on to say, "The addition of Mr. Edmands to our organization represents one more important step in the building of our leadership team throughout Canada."

Prior to joining the People First HR Services, Karen was Vice President of Human Resources at The North West Company; a publicly traded food and general merchandise retailer with over 7,200 employees, and held progressively responsible roles with the City of Winnipeg. Karen is a Certified Human Resource Professional and has her MBA from the University of Manitoba.

"The addition of Karen Milani allows People First to continue its plan on being the premier HR Provider in its marketplace. With the creation of this new division, People First HR Services is able to provide an enhanced suite of services to our clients," said Mr. Laurie Goldberg, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. "In her new role as Vice President, Talent & Organization Development, Ms. Milani will focus on expanding delivery of projects in organizational development, governance and strategic planning."

About People Corporation

People Corporation is a leading employee benefits, group retirement, and HR consulting firm in Canada. With a growing national footprint of fourteen offices, People Corporation is bringing together the leading consultants in the industry, offering innovative and customized HR, benefit and pension solutions to its clients. Additional corporate information is available at

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