Anne Koo Thornquist is an accomplished HR Business Partner with over 20 years of demonstrated success in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. She has built multiple best-in-class organizations through the development and implementation of robust HR strategies.
Anne most recently held multiple positions with the YMCA. As Vice President of Human Resources with the YMCA of Orange County in Tustin, CA, she reduced recruitment costs by $30K within six months and decreased time to hire by 25% while increasing retention by 75%. Other selected accomplishments in this role include reducing WC ex-mod by 15%, cutting performance evaluation time in half, and minimizing manual check issuance by 80%. Serving as Region Director, CEO Search with YMCA of the USA in Chicago, she led over 190 executive searches in the Southeast. Her “above and beyond” manner of facilitating the search process earned her the highest ratings possible from 95% of search committees.
Anne commits to lifelong learning in the human resources profession and has volunteered her HR skills to numerous community organizations. She maintains professional designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). She’s served as Membership Chair with the Employer’s Advisory Council of Orange County (EACOC) in California and Vice-Chair of the Multicultural Mentoring Program through YMCA of the USA. Due to her infectious energy and the engaging content she’s known to create and is a highly sought-after presenter in the area of leadership development.
Anne earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix in Gardena, CA, and a Bachelor of Science degree in healthcare administration from California State University in Long Beach.