Normandale names Jodee McCallum Vice President of Human Resources and Equity

By Steven Geller - Director of Media and Public Relations

Normandale Community College announces the appointment of Jodee McCallum as the Vice President of Human Resources and Equity. 

"Jodee comes to Normandale with a great deal of executive experience in human resource leadership positions," said Normandale President Joyce Ester. "In those roles, she has demonstrated the ability to be a high-level strategist and leader who is dedicated to the collaborative achievement of the collective goals of an organization. Her experience and leadership will be a great addition to the Normandale campus community."

McCallum will oversee the human resources and equity division, and provide leadership in enhancing and supporting the mission of the college to meet the diverse educational needs of students and community. She will also provide oversight for the employee experience, labor relations, diversity, equity and inclusion, compensation and benefits, change management, organizational development and training, succession planning, talent acquisition, and legal compliance for the college.   

McCallum comes to Normandale from Morrissey Hospitality Companies Inc., where she had been the Vice President, Human Resources since 2016. At Morrissey Hospitality Companies, she oversaw all of the Human Resource functions for the St. Paul-based company with over 1,200 employees. Those functions included talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, learning and development, performance management, succession planning and talent management, compliance and employee relations.  

Prior to her time at Morrissey Hospitality Companies Inc., McCallum was the Chief Executive, Human Resources Officer at Three Sons Signature Cuisine, a catering company out of Minneapolis with 100 employees, from 2003-16. She was also an Employment Defense Attorney at Thompson Coe Cousins & Iron from 2007-12.  

"I am excited to be part of a college that makes an impact in so many different ways," said McCallum. "I look forward to supporting the efforts of Normandale's campus community to be a diverse, inclusive and vibrant environment that empowers individuals to accomplish their goals, and make a difference inside and outside of the classroom."            

McCallum earned a Juris Doctorate from the William Mitchell College of Law and received her bachelor's degree from Winona State University in Multi-Legal Paralegal Studies with a Communication Emphasis.