Widelski adds Leadership and Infrastructure to TPH Team
TPH is proud to announce that Riitta Widelski has joined the company in a newly created position titled Manager of People, Culture and Development. In her role, Riitta will be responsible for strengthening Human Resources-related infrastructure as well as working alongside TPH’s executive leadership team to improve synergy across the company, and innovate new ways for its team members to grow as leaders.
“Riitta is detailed, experienced and most importantly, passionate about her work,” TPH CEO Nathan Bowen said. “With our company growing at an accelerated pace, we felt it would be important to identify someone like Riitta to bring onto our team to help us improve what is currently in place, but also help us prepare to take another step forward. We are also excited about what Riitta is going to do to help our people improve. If the leaders and mentors in TPH grow and develop, we feel we will be in that much better of a position to make the student-athletes under our direction better. We hope our families, partners and prospective partners view Riitta’s hire as us further committing to our vision, which is to become the world-leader in positively impacting the lives of student-athletes through sport.”
A native of Finland, Riitta brings 15 years of experience managing employee relations activities, employee hiring and training, leadership training and mentoring, as well as first-hand work in administration, compliance and policy implementation to TPH. She received Master of Human Resources and International Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of South Carolina. In addition, she holds Human Resources certifications and is a certified life coach.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join the TPH Team and contribute to the growth and development of the company. I look forward to working with the team to provide the best possible programs and sharing my passion for my work and youth development in this new role.”
All of us in TPH join CEO Nathan Bowen in welcoming Riitta to the team.