John Kuznia appointed director of human resources for Liberty


AMSTERDAM — John Kuznia has been appointed director of human resources at Liberty ARC.

In this position, he will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of the agency’s human resources initiatives and will oversee employment, talent acquisition, legal compliance, employee relations, compensation and other HR functions.

Kuznia comes to Liberty ARC with more than 30 years’ experience in business administration as a chief financial officers, HR manager and independent consultant.

He earned his certified public accountant while working for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Albany and has held senior management positions with companies in several industries, including professional services, publishing, nonprofit human services, and medical device manufacturing. He is certified as a senior professional in human resources and a Society for Human Resource Management senior certified professional.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to contribute to the mission of an organization like Liberty ARC,” said Kuznia. “The high quality of our programs, leadership and staff gave me the confidence to join the team, and I hope to make a positive impact by leading the HR function. Our employees are truly the root of our success.”

“Liberty ARC is excited to have John join us and bring his years of industry expertise in human resources as well as finance,” said CEO Jennifer Saunders. “John’s unique skill set as an HR consultant and leader in the field, combined with the depth of knowledge he brings to the agency, is invaluable.”

Kuznia has taught as an adjunct instructor in human resource management at the Sage Graduate School and as a guest lecturer at the State University at Albany. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, New York State Society of CPAs, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Capital Region Human Resource Association. He serves as an officer on the board of directors of a local nonprofit.

By Kerry Minor

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