Albers School of Business and Economics
Mentor Program

Maegan Ortega

HR Manager
PACCAR

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Company Description

PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium-, and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology and distributes truck parts related to its principal business.

Job Description

Maegan is the HR Manager for PACCAR Leasing Company and several accounting & finance related corporate departments. Maegan is responsible for providing HR direction to business leaders, performance management, succession planning, division compensation oversight, workforce planning, training & development, engagement & retention, and supervising the administration of HR programs, policies & procedures. Maegan also participates in several continuous improvement HR initiatives including being the project lead for PACCAR’s new performance appraisal program.

Employment History

2005-Present - PACCAR: Maegan has worked in positions of increasing responsibility at PACCAR including HR Specialist, Sr. HR Specialist, HR Supervisor and Assistant HR Manager before assuming her current role as HR Manager for PACCAR Leasing division in December 2010. She has had HR responsibility for employees & managers across the U.S. & Canada. Maegan has held HR positions at PACCAR's financial service division, corporate and leasing division.
2003-2005 - Adecco: Maegan started her HR career at Adecco, the world’s largest staffing company, partnering with clients, such as Philips Oral Healthcare, to meet their dynamic staffing needs. Maegan held positions of increasing responsibility including Staffing Specialist, Sr. Staffing Specialist, Onsite Staffing Supervisor, and Onsite Staffing Manager.

Education

B.A. in Pscychology - Western Washington University
M.B.A - Seattle University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I really enjoy working with students to leverage their education and experience into a fulfilling career. Meetings I have facilitated in the past include resume reviews, mock interviews, job searches, arranging informational interviews, networking, discussions on navigating corporate culture, business etiquette/communication and tours of various PACCAR facilities.  Students can expect to meet five to six times over the year. The first meeting focuses on setting objectives for the year and getting to know one another. I expect students to take an active role in planning and determining discussion topics, and then show up prepared to get the most out of the mentoring experience.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Available between 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday. I typically hold meetings at PACCAR or Seattle U and meet every 5 to 6 weeks.