Desert Mountain Names New Director Of Talent And Culture

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 1, 2020) – Jackie Wooldridge, a 10-year employee of Desert Mountain, has been promoted to Director of Talent and Culture.  She served as Benefits Manager for seven years before being promoted to Assistant Director of Human Resources in 2016. 

“Since joining us, Jackie has demonstrated her passion for bringing out the very best in others,” said Damon DiOrio, CEO, Desert Mountain Club. “Her competence, compassion, authenticity and integrity are the perfect combination of skills to lead the positive culture we strive to foster at our club.”

DiOrio added that during her tenure, Wooldridge developed one of the most comprehensive, national competitive benefits programs in the club business industry. “Jackie is guided by strong principles that align her professional achievement with the club’s vision to become a world-class employer, something our entire staff deserves.”

In her new role, she will partner with DiOrio and the Desert Mountain leadership team to develop and implement a strategic “people plan that supports the company’s goals and objectives,” according to DiOrio.  In addition, she will create talent acquisition, succession and training programs for the community’s 750 employees.

A native of Nicaragua, Wooldridge moved to the United States in 1986. She began her career in the hospitality industry in 2008 as Human Resources Manager for Sanctuary Resort & Spa, also located in Scottsdale.  Wooldridge and her husband have been married for 32 years and resides in Scottsdale.

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