Virginia O. Bell joined Southern Research in 2003 and was appointed senior director, human resources in January 2014.
Bell was previously a director of human resources for NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, where she was instrumental in implementing human resource initiatives across four businesses and six infrastructure organizations. Prior to that, she held various management and generalist roles with Owens Corning’s world headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, and the Science & Technology Center in Granville, Ohio.
Bell earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio, and completed graduate coursework in consumerism at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Bell is a past president of the Birmingham Society of Human Resources and currently serves as the chair of their advisory council. She earned SHRM-SCP certification in 2015, maintains the Global Professional in Human Resources certification earned in 2009, and achieved lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2001.