Trinity’s Lenertz promoted to HR vice president

Trinity Health announced that Renae Lenertz has been promoted to the position of Chief Human Resources Officer/VP of Human Resources.

Lenertz has served as Trinity’s Director of Human Resources for the past 21 years. As CHRO/VP, she’ll play an expanded role in developing HR strategies that align with Trinity Health’s mission. She’ll also provide leadership for the organization’s greatest asset, it’s 2,900 associates.

“The position of CHRO/VP of Human Resources is central to our strategy to recruit exceptional talent while maintaining our position as a great place to work,” said Trinity Health President and CEO John Kutch. “I’m confident in Renae’s ability to address our future HR needs on an organization-wide basis.”

During her tenure as HR Director, Lenertz was responsible for the daily operations of the Human Resources, Workers Compensation, and Employee Health departments, and she oversaw the activities of Employee Relations, Talent Management and Acquisition, and Compensation and Benefits. She is a member of numerous committees and served as a GEMBA Coach, a program emphasizing the principles of Lean Management.

A North Dakota native and longtime Minot resident, Lenertz has many years of experience in managing successful teams. Prior to her career in healthcare and human resources, she spent 10 years in retail management, serving as a regional clothing/fashion buyer for five retail stores.

She is a member of the Minot/Bismarck Human Resources Association, Society for Human Resource Management, and the Minot Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I am grateful and honored to be given this opportunity to serve as Trinity’s CHRO/VP of Human Resources. I am very thankful for this next step in my career and excited for this new challenge,” added Lenertz. “I look forward to continuing work with such a dedicated team all working toward the same mission and vision. Trinity Health is truly a great place to work!”

She is married to Dean Lenertz and together they have one daughter, Brittany.

Lenertz began her expanded duties at Trinity Health Feb. 2.