As Director of People Solutions & Communications for Canada, Annamaria DiCesare leads a team charged with maintaining an inspirational and supportive work environment that delivers a great experience for nearly 1,000 employees across Canada.
Annamaria is an experienced HR professional who has been recognized as a leader who demonstrates sound judgement in driving results. With a focus on building high-performance teams, her leadership empowers, enables and engages organizations to achieve great things. As a strategic people leader with broad experience in all HR disciplines, she brings business acumen strength to assess company needs while motivating others and collaborating to achieve organizational goals.
Prior to Cox Automotive Canada, Annamaria was with Aramark Canada Ltd. as Director of Human Resources, and before that, she was Assistant Vice President, Human Resources at Combined Insurance Company of America. Annamaria has also held HR leadership positions with CN Tower, American Express, and Burger King Restaurants of Canada Inc. She holds a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Philosophy from York University, a Certificate in Practical Ethics from York University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Humber College and is a member of Human Resources Professionals Association.
In giving back to her community, Annamaria dedicated six years as a board member to 360°kids with time spent chairing the 360°kids HR Committee, working to end youth homelessness and supporting kids in crisis in York Region.