Monte earns human resources award

Monte earns human resources award

PROVIDENCE – Marianne Monte, of Pawtucket, chief people officer at Shawmut Design and Construction, was recently honored in the Providence Business News C-Suite Awards, named in the Chief Human Resources Officer in the Large Private Company category.

According to PBN, Monte “notices, cares, and takes action to promote work/home harmony for employees.” Monte joined Shawmut, a national construction firm, in 2015, having since launched Shawmut Flex, a flex-time program which allows employees to work remotely and with flexible hours.

“Our goal was to retain the top employees in our field,” said Monte. “We recognized that providing additional work/life options was something that we should embrace, and our employees have responded tremendously.”

Monte also finalized Shawmut’s paid leave program, which gives men and women a month of paid time off following the birth of a child, adoption, foster-care placement, or to take care of a sick family member.

In addition to her work with Shawmut, Monte serves on the board of trustees at Crossroads RI, The Gordon School, and the Rhode Island Retirement Board, where she was appointed by Rhode Island State Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Monte also spends time volunteering with Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders.

Monte is a Providence College graduate, and has a Juris Doctor degree from Suffolk University.