Director of Human Resources
Elaine Kinnee joined True North in January 2023 as the Director of Human Resources. She is a process-focused leader who oversees the strategic development of human resources while streamlining and creating efficiencies to better serve the most valuable asset, our employees. Her primary goal is creating and nurturing a robust company culture that promotes continued business growth, cultivates customer loyalty by empowering and motivating employees, and helping our team members realize their full potential.
Prior to True North, Elaine worked in the Government, Defense & Space industry for over 15 years in a corporate, global capacity overseeing HR operations and acquisitions. Her most recent role was with Martin UAV LLC, overseeing the Human Resources Department where she led the HR team in implementing new systems and processes to accommodate a 125% company growth within a two-year span. She is also an Army & Air Force Retired Veteran having served over 18 years in the Army National Guard as a HR Specialist with deployments in Iraq and four years in the Air Force Reserves as an Ammo Troop.
The firm’s mission is Fulfilling Lives™, and Elaine achieves this throughout the community by serving other veterans through transition post deployment and participating in services that provide training and career placement support. She is also a military mentor for TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for young survivors who have lost a loved one from those who have served and sacrificed and is a member of the Cross Timbers Rotary Club.
Elaine graduated from Columbia College with her Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a minor in Human Resources. She will be receiving her Master’s in Human Resources Management in June 2023. Elaine enjoys traveling, exploring new countries, biking, hiking, concerts, sporting events, and most of all, spending as much time with her four sons and mini-golden doodle, Sibby.