Today, April 25, 2009, we at Berman Larson Kane lost the founder of our Human Resource Division, Rose Kane. Rose and several members of her family were the victims of a fatal car crash on the NJ Turnpike. She will be greatly missed.
Rose was a trailblazer in the HR field. After a 16-year tenure at Tenneco, a Fortune 500 company, she founded HR Pros and Kane Associates in 1984. Her 30 plus years in the staffing industry were chronicled in a feature article in Fortune Magazine in 1997.
When Rose was ready for retirement from the staffing industry in 1999, we at Berman & Larson excitedly purchased her firm. During the transition her stellar reputation shined so brightly we proudly added her name and legacy to our firm’s door. She continued guiding us at Berman Larson Kane as a consultant through a successful transition. All will miss her abilities, knowledge, temperament and good- natured sense of humor.
More recently, Rose channeled her time, energy, and considerable talents to developing several programs for her church including feeding the homeless. She was devoted to her native Ireland and made several trips across the Atlantic.
We at Berman Larson Kane will always remember her dancing the Irish Jig with bagpipers at her retirement dinner, and we wish her peace and joy in the after life. Stay well Rose; you are the best.