Vice President of Human Resources Business Partners and Talent Management, BCBS of Minnesota
As vice president of human resources business partners and talent management, Ruth Hafoka is responsible for talent acquisition and the Talent Development Centers of Expertise at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. She oversees employee development and leadership, ensuring risk mitigation for the organization while establishing protocols that demonstrate respect for employees who raise workforce concerns.
Hafoka brings an extensive track record of more than 20 years of human resources and talent management leadership to Blue Cross. In her previous role, Hafoka was at New York-based Ally Financial, where she was responsible for defining strategies and designing solutions that enabled the company to attract, develop, engage and retain top talent. While there, her leadership attracted a mix of new talent while managing a workforce reduction in response to industry changes. She also held leadership positions with GMAC ResCap in Bloomington, Minn.
A graduate of Concordia University, Hafoka earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and communications. She is a proud recipient of the Ally Financial Distinguished Leader Award.