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Abby Duran

Human Resources and Operations Manager

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Abby Duran
As Human Resources & Operations Manager, Abby oversees the day-to-day employee programs including recruitment, total rewards, employee experience and relations.

Before joining Riverkeeper, Abby was Chief Human Resources Officer at Saks Off 5th, where she led the HR strategy and HR team for 3,000 employees across 100 stores nationally. For 21 years she developed and implemented HR programs and activities for multiple business units at L’Oréal USA, focusing on talent management and development, employee relations and organizational effectiveness. Other companies where she has had HR management experience include the USTA, Warner Media (formerly Time Warner, Inc.) and the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation. Prior to transitioning into Human Resources, Abby was a business writer focusing on the commercial real estate industry.

Abby received her B.A. in Journalism and Latin American Studies from New York University’s College of Arts & Science, and later obtained an M.S. in Human Resources Management from The New School. Spanish is her first language, and in her spare time Abby freelances as an executive coach, as she is certified by the International Coaching Federation. She also enjoys reading biographies, golf and skiing. Abby was born and raised in the Inwood Heights section of Manhattan, and kept traveling north, finally landing in Ossining in 2001.

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