Learn about us

Lou Ann Kummerer Promoted to Vice-President of Participant Services at...


Wilmington, DE – March 5, 2018 – Careerminds Group, Inc today announced the promotion of Lou Ann Kummerer to the position of Vice President of Participant Services, effective immediately. In this role, Lou Ann will continue to report to Raymond Lee, CEO.

“Since launching Careerminds in 2008, the organization has been singularly focused on building a scalable, virtual outplacement solution that provides our clients with an affordable, best in class solution for their displaced employees”, stated Raymond Lee, Founder and CEO of Careerminds.

Lou Ann joined the company in 2013 as a career consultant and was promoted to Director in 2016. Since then, she has been instrumental in scaling the career consulting and resume writer network to provide the very best coaching experience for participants who are going through career transition. In 2016, Lou Ann was instrumental in launching the Evergreen retirement lifestyle planning product which was designed as an alternative to outplacement for later stage career employees not looking for a corporate gig. This solution helps employees with planning for the social and emotional aspects of retirement.

 “Lou Ann has a passion for understanding and driving innovative solutions for participants. Her experience in both building career and retirement coaching solutions will help Careerminds build a diversified future that leverages their proprietary platform and virtual coaching model”, Lee added.

About Lou Ann Kummerer

Lou Ann and Raymond met after she noticed they shared a vision of how virtual outplacement services should be delivered.  She has been positioned at the leading edge of service-delivery innovations since the mid-90s. Lou Ann pioneered 1-800 Coach in 1995 as a new way to provide high quality, cost efficient coaching services.

Lou Ann has successfully implemented and managed the delivery of virtual solutions in career transition, redeployment, leadership development, retirement lifestyle and career management. She has managed eDelivery teams that provided coaching to thousands of individuals nationwide; with hundreds of client organizations, in numerous industries.

Lou Ann’s prior background is in sales, management and training grounded in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries. She is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and completed extensive graduate course work in counseling. She has a certificate in Career Development from the University of Washington and is a Board Certified Coach.

Latest Posts

Global Outplacement: What You Need to Know
Choosing a global outplacement provider can be a daunting task. What features should a top-notch provider have? What are the differences between different programs? What are the cultural norms in the various countries about the type of services provided?
Read More
Outplacement Programs: The Complete Guide
When it comes to layoffs and reductions in force, offboarding employees can be a challenge for even the most seasoned HR professional. It’s a stressful event for everyone involved. The good news is that outplacement assistance services can make this delicate process a whole lot easier for both the HR leader responsible for holding the event and those being let go.
Read More
Executive Outplacement: A Guide for HR
When it comes to executive outplacement, you need to ensure that the program you are considering offers a robust package of options that are specifically designed with executives in mind. In this guide, we will briefly go over what you should look for - as an HR leader - when it comes to shopping for an executive outplacement provider that will meet, and exceed, your expectations.
Read More