Mr. Cartalla manages the day-to-day human resources activities for the organization and partners with its staff to address employee relations matters, performance management and professional development, among other things.
Previously, Mr. Cartalla enjoyed a 21-year career at PR Newswire, most recently as Director of Human Resources at locations in New York, N.Y., and Albuquerque, N.M. Other past roles at the company included work as Training Manager and Senior Editor. After his time at PR Newswire, Mr. Cartalla worked briefly for then-sister-company UBM Tech in San Francisco as its Director of People and Culture. His other work history includes positions as Manager of Human Resources for Wasserman Media Group in Los Angeles, Calif., and Director of Human Resources at Hilton Hotels Corporation Headquarters in Beverly Hills, Calif.
As a graduate of Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., Mr. Cartalla received both a B.S. in Managerial Law and Public Policy and a B.S. in Newspaper Journalism. He also earned a Certificate in Human Resources Studies from Cornell University and a Certificate in Training and Organizational Development from New York University. A resident of Oakland, Calif., Mr. Cartalla also coaches girls volleyball at a local volleyball club and high school and also previously served as a contract P.E. coach at an area charter school, working with students in kindergarten through 5th grade.