Pat Chaffin, MHR
Pat Chaffin is a Senior Consultant with the Hayes Group. His works organizational development with a specific emphasis on team performance enhancement, internal group process improvement, organizational transition, culture change initiatives through employee engagement and key leader coaching and development. Pat is a certified 360 executive feedback coach and leadership development facilitator as well as a formally trained Organizational Development professional. He has conducted coaching and executive development efforts for numerous clients to include, governmental agencies from the city/county up to the federal level. In the private sector, Pat has worked with sales, technology, manufacturing, distribution and financial services organizations. His typical engagements have centered on team performance enhancement, change management, employee engagement, leadership coaching and work group facilitation.
Professionally, Pat has had direct corporate accountability for organizational development, staffing, employee relations, merger/acquisition and training activities. His professional experiences include active duty and command assignments as an army officer, progressive corporate Human Resources leadership roles and most recently, private consulting practice. As a former Senior Vice President with SunTrust Bank Inc. he served as the Senior Florida Group Human Resources Client Consultant with accountability for their Florida business units consisting of over 10,600 employees located throughout the state. In addition, he was accountable for the design and implementation of Talent Management Assessment process on a corporate-wide basis and served as the Human Resources lead for merger and acquisitions throughout the SunTrust franchise. His previous experiences include service as the corporate Chief Human Resources Officer for Carolina First Bank Corporation (later The South Financial Group); Bank of America/Barnett Banks serving as Human Resource Director for Barnett Operations Company, the South Banking Region, and the Barnett Technologies Company. Pat’s objectives were specifically focused on team performance enhancement, corporate talent assessment/planning, as well as leadership efforts directed to merger and acquisition integration. Pat has been recognized for his successes in leadership assessment and development, change management and the development of high performance senior teams.
Pat is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana having an undergraduate degree from LSU and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. He serves on the Executive Committee for the Center for Human Resources Management in the Florida State University School of Business. He is active in community and charitable events. He lives in Orlando with his wife, Debby, and they have two adult children.