Derek Reisinger, PHR

Associate Vice President, HR Operations and Information Systems University Human Resources, University of Southern California

Derek Reisinger is an Associate Vice President of Human Resources Operations and Information Systems at the University of Southern California (the largest private sector employer in the city of Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region). He is responsible for the strategy and implementation of system-wide HR operational and service support for over 28,000 employees including faculty, staff and student workers. Reporting to the Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Derek serves as a trusted colleague to HR leadership and university stakeholders, ensuring polices process and programs are closely aligned with USC’s mission, values and goals.

Prior to joining USC in November of 2020, Derek worked at Cedars-Sinai Health System (#6 hospital in the US ranked by US News and World Report, 2021) for almost four years. His recent accomplishment there was leading the design, build and implementation of an HR Service Center and cloud-based employee-facing/self-service technologies, the cornerstone of organization’s enterprise-wide operational efficiency and enhanced services initiatives supporting over 15,000 clinical and non-clinical employees.

Derek also served as an HR leader at Warner Bros. Entertainment for nearly ten years. At Warner Bros. he was an Executive Director of HR/Employee Services for over seven years and a Director in Corporate HR/Employee Relations for two years. While at Warner Bros. he led major enterprise-wide enhanced service and technology initiatives for domestic populations. Prior to Warner Bros. Entertainment, he held key service and operational leadership roles at Safeco Insurance and Nordstrom, Inc.

In addition to his Bachelor’s in International Business, Derek possesses a professional Alternative Dispute Resolution certification from Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute, Professional Human Resources (PHR) from SHRM/HR Certification Institute and an International Ombuds Association Certification.

Derek grew up in the Bay Area but has lived in Los Angeles over 20 years with his wife and two children.

Derek joined the Wine Board in 2017 and was Co-Chair from 2019-2023. He brings not only a winning spirit and enthusiasm to the board, but also helps us thread to our original roots since our first event in 1999, where he served as an event volunteer and has remained involved with each event since then.

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