Lina Le was born and raised in Hawaii. Her parents are first generation immigrants from Vietnam and decided to call Hawaii their home for the last 30 years. Lina started her HR career in Benefits, Compensation, and Retirement. She's worked in a variety of industries including hospitality, airline, education, and food distribution. Along the way, she's been a part of system integrations, outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions and companywide reorganizations.
Lina joined Y. Hata & Co., Limited, Hawaii's oldest and largest locally owned food distributor in 2015 as their HR Generalist and now serves as a HR Business Partner. In this role, Lina constantly seeks to include the employee's experience into perspective when providing HR solutions. Teams she supports include sales, customer service, day and night warehouse operations, transportation, quality assurance, sanitation, maintenance, and purchasing.
In addition, Lina is involved with her local SHRM chapter, SHRM Hawaii, and is on their first Young Professionals Committee that kicked off in summer of 2016. She also supports the local college chapter, SHRM Aloha. Lina has been volunteering with the Hawaii People's Fund, a local nonprofit for social justice, for the past 10 years in roles including board member, grant making committee co-chair, and facilitator.
Lina earned both her Master's and Bachelor's degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition, she has earned both the SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP Certifications.
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