LCS Hires Monica Friedman as Chief Human Resources Officer

DES MOINES, Iowa — LCS has hired Monica Friedman as senior vice president and chief human resources officer, reporting to Joel Nelson, the company’s president and CEO. 

Most recently, Friedman served as senior vice president of human resources for Nationwide. She will officially start at Des Moines-based seniors housing company LCS on Nov. 12.

Friedman brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to LCS. As a senior executive with Nationwide, she was responsible for developing and implementing companywide recruitment and talent development strategies, creating organizational structures that supported long-term strategic goals, and providing HR guidance and counsel to senior leaders.

Friedman serves on the boards of United Way of Central Iowa, Mercy Hospital Des Moines and Business Education Alliance. She is a past honoree for the Des Moines Business Record’s Women of Influence and served as an appointee to the Governor’s Regional Workforce Investment Board. 

Friedman holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations human resources from The University of Iowa.