Sara Dionne is Vice President of HR for the Greater Boston Region at Comcast. In this role she provides strategic leadership and direction for three key functional teams: Human Resources, Employee Relations and Talent Acquisition & Management. Sara has the proven ability to grasp and lead complex strategies and the willingness to bring them to fruition in a simpler, more customer-friendly way. Sara is also an accomplished facilitator, and her strength in this area has helped the HR organization and the functions she supports to have high-impact meetings followed by meaningful action.
Before joining the Greater Boston region to Lead HR, Sara was on a gig assignment leading the Adoption workstreams of the Digital HR Transformation at Comcast. In this role, Sara was responsible for developing and executing strategies that will transform the way Comcast works. This included building an adoption vision that integrates the change, communications and knowledge efforts into one user-centric function.
In her most previous role, Sara was Vice President of HR Strategy and Operations for the Northeast Division. In this role, Sara was responsible for the strategic HR support of a wide range of business strategies, from the launch of Xfinity Mobile where she supported the sales teams, to the rollout of Customer Consent, and the recent launch of Go Big. In addition, Sara was responsible for all HR Operations, Project Management, and Workforce Analytics.
Prior, Sara was the Senior Director, Human Resources for the Northeast Division. Her role focused on transformation efforts across all sales channels with an emphasis on sales effectiveness, sales compensation and workforce productivity. Additionally, partnering with the Talent team, Sara focused on achieving recruitment goals and increasing diversity and inclusion efforts across the sales channels.
Sara has also served as Vice President, Talent Acquisition for the Central Division leading all talent operations for the talent organization responsible for attracting and hiring approximately 10,000 employees annually.
Upon joining Comcast in 2008, Sara was responsible for several programs targeted at the advancement of core recruitment and talent management across the organization. She has led efforts such as instituting hiring assessments nationally for all frontline positions, implementing a Center of Excellent recruiting model, and the annual talent review and succession planning programs.
Before joining Comcast, Sara held several consultative roles in HR and product management at Fidelity Investments focused on their HR Services products, including consulting with Fortune 500 companies on succession planning to build an aligning tool.
Sara is SPHR Certified and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Rivier College in Nashua, NH as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH. She is also a certified Personal Coach through WellCoaches. In 2018, Sara attended and became the 1,000th graduate of the Betsy Magness program.