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Bennett Thrasher names Melisa Cook as new chief human resources officer

Responsible for the 350-employee firm’s human resources department and people experience, Cook arrives from Pwc where she served as Southeast market people leader

Bennett Thrasher has announced the appointment of Melisa Cook as its new chief human resources officer.

Cook will be responsible for the 350-employee firm’s human resources department and people experience.

Recently serving as PwC’s Southeast market people leader, Cook has over 20 years of experience in the industry.  

Jeff Eischeid, Bennett Thrasher managing partner, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Melisa Cook to the team.

“She embodies our client-centered, family-focused, collaborative culture, and core values. Under her guidance and with her professional coaching expertise, we are confident Bennett Thrasher will continue to retain and grow our diverse and engaged team.”

Cook added: “During my first meeting, I instantly connected with the family feel and community focus shared across the Bennett Thrasher team.

“I am drawn to leadership’s commitment to creating programs that build trust, diversity, inclusivity, and collaboration – and that develop the firm’s future leaders. My goal is to ensure every BT associate knows their talents are valued, respected and appreciated.”

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