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Samantha Downie

People Experience Leader
Samantha Downie

Samantha Downie is Dental Whale’s People Experience Leader who focuses on optimizing the team member experience from hire to retire. With two decades of experience in HR and professional development across multiple industries (including healthcare, technology, finance and more), her responsibilities include performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations and organizational structure. In addition, she oversees recruitment and employee retention efforts in order to attract and retain the highest caliber talent across all business units and functions.

With a passion for creating environments where innovation and “joy at work” can thrive, Samantha has special expertise in workforce assessment tools as well as customized, innovative and future-ready people strategies from concept to implementation. She was recognized as one of South Florida’s outstanding HR professionals as recipient of South Florida Business & Wealth’s “Excellence in Human Resources” award as well as CIGNA Healthcare’s President’s Club Award and multiple Platinum Circle of Excellence Awards for Exceptional Management. Additionally, Samantha has been nationally recognized for best-in-class training, development, and leadership and was instrumental in achieving measurable ranking improvements for Fortune 500 companies like Northwestern Mutual and Top 100 CPA firms like Kaufman Rossin and MBAF.

Samantha holds a Master’s in Political Science and Mandarin Chinese from Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor’s in Intercultural Communications from Alaska Pacific University.