Bernadette Palumbo is currently Director Talent Acquisition for BASF Corporation. Bernadette also has responsibility for University Recruitment, Workforce Planning, and Employer Branding. Prior to this role, Bernadette was delegated to Mexico as HR Director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, BASF Mexicana. She joined BASF in 2006 as an HR Business Partner in the Company’s headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey. Before joining BASF, Bernadette worked as an HR Manager for Minerals Technologies Inc., a paper chemicals company. Bernadette entered the field of HR and Employee Benefits in 1992, after graduating from St. Johns University Law School. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Italian language from Barnard College, Columbia University. Bernadette lived and worked in Caracas, Venezuela after completing her formal education.