Chrissey Hayes of Avetta named a 30 Women to Watch honoree


Avetta, the leading provider of supply chain risk management (SCRM) software, is proud to announce that its vice president of talent development, Chrissey Hayes, is named a Utah Business Magazine 2022 30 Women to Watch honoree.

Each year, Utah Business celebrates 30 exemplary women leading the way in business, law, education and more.

Hayes is being honored for shifting the culture at Avetta to one of coaching, mentoring and leadership to develop talent from within. She has implemented initiatives like formal talent development, leadership training, talent review processes and more. Her efforts have helped increase employee satisfaction by eight percentage points.

“Chrissey Hayes has strengthened the company culture at Avetta by encouraging critical conversations, at all levels in the organization, about personal development and offering education and tools on the backend to support those goals,” said Aaron Wattam, chief human resources officer at Avetta. “She helps Avetta employees succeed by inspiring, uniting and driving them toward a common purpose.”

Hayes’ investment in Avetta employees is paying off. Employee satisfaction surveys indicate that satisfaction at Avetta increased eight total percentage points on questions pertaining to career development/advancement. For reference, a two-point increase is a marked improvement, so an eight-point improvement is exceptional and uncommon. Avetta had 110 in-line or new position promotions across the organization in 2021, up from less than 30 the previous year.

Hayes also secured a partnership with Avetta and The Five Network—a digital platform that connects talented and diverse kids from under-resourced communities to Avetta employees for mentoring and networking opportunities.

In her free time, she helps run a 501(c) nonprofit called Kids Heroes Foundation—a group of about 30 volunteers who bring superheroes to life for children in need. The foundation partners with organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Primary Children’s Hospital and more to help the healing process for children facing long-term illness or other traumatic circumstances.

Hayes was honored at the Utah Business event today. A complete list of 30 Women to Watch can be found here.

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