Director, HR Business Partner
ILM: San Francisco
In 2019, Janetta Wood rejoined Lucasfilm as Industrial Light & Magic’s Director, HR Business Partner. In her role, Wood is responsible for leading and managing the Human Resources efforts and operations for ILM’s five global studios as well as developing HR strategies and initiatives. She has also been integral to the company’s Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging efforts which seeks to support and nurture the company’s overall business strategy.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Wood brings her expertise in bringing structure to people processes at fast growing technology companies. Prior to ILM, Wood served as Vice President of People at Ancestry where she led a global team, with a presence in five countries, focused on the release of a new DNA consumer product from inception to market launch. She previously held positions at ADP, EarthLink, and Lucasfilm as a Human Resource Manager.
Wood earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Human Resources from the University of South Carolina and holds a Global Professional in Human Resources certification. During her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for Guide Dogs for the Blind fostering guide dogs in training to help the visually impaired.
Originally from South Carolina, she currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.