DuChâteau® has named Tawnya Arteaga as its first director of talent and culture. Serving as a key member of the executive leadership team, Arteaga will work to develop new programs that support DuChâteau’s long-term growth plan and ensure the company continues to offer a positive cultural experience for all employees. She will oversee DuChâteau’s human resources and talent acquisition functions, including recruiting and hiring, rewards and benefits programs, employee training and engagement, compliance and process optimization.
Arteaga has more than 20 years of experience in HR and talent development for public and private companies in multiple sectors, including software, banking and management consulting. She is based at DuChâteau’s headquarters in San Diego and reports to co-founders Misael Tagle and Benjamin Buzali.
“Tawnya has a strong track record of contributing to the development of highly successful teams throughout her career,” Tagle said. “She is strategic, results oriented and has a natural ability to connect with people, which are critical components of a strong HR and talent development department. As we continue to grow, we need to find and develop people who believe in our mission and live our values every day. Tawnya will play an integral role in that process.”
Arteaga previously served as the president and founder of Evolution HR Consulting, a management consulting firm that worked with businesses to strengthen their human resources functions and align performance with organizational goals. She consulted with DuChâteau on its talent and culture development strategies for close to a year before joining the company full-time this summer.
Prior to starting Evolution HR Consulting, Arteaga spent nearly 15 years in the software field, serving as the director of client services for Equal Parts and previously as an HR business partner with BBSI. Her career has also included held high-level HR roles with Leadfusion and Document Sciences.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bellevue University. She has a certification in Human Resources Management from the University of California, San Diego and the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) credential. Additionally, she is a LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt and DISC Certified Facilitator.