Jim Girard is the Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for L3Harris Technologies. Girard has responsibility for all human resources (HR) activities for the organization including employee and industrial relations, talent acquisition, career development, diversity, inclusion, compensation and benefits, performance management and succession planning.
Most recently, Girard served as vice president of human resources with responsibility for all HR functional activity including Total Rewards, HR systems, Industrial Relations and Talent Management.
Girard joined Harris in 2014 as vice president of human resources for the government communication systems business and was involved in designing and implementing the segment structure following the Exelis acquisition. Thereafter, he assumed the role of vice president of human resources for the Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems segments, along with having functional responsibility for Industrial Relations across the enterprise.
Prior to joining Harris, Girard held roles of increasing responsibility in all HR disciplines at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) including vice president of human resources for Sikorsky Aircraft’s operations organization, vice president of talent management overseeing succession planning, talent acquisition, executive development and M&A support at the UTC corporate office, vice president of Human Resources for UTC Fire & Security’s Global Fire Products segment, director of Human Resources for UTC Fire & Security’s Security Services division, based in the United Kingdom, and president of UTC Fire & Security’s European Works Council.
Girard is also an avid supporter of INROADS having served on the national board of directors since 2012 and is currently vice chair and chair of its finance committee. INROADS is the premier non-profit organization identifying, developing and placing talented underserved youth in business and industry, and preparing them for corporate and community leadership.
Girard holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Eastern Connecticut State University and a master’s degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.