Dell Technologies, one of the first industry-leading, high tech companies to establish a major hub in Nashville, announced the appointment of Shoshana Samuels as site director. Samuels takes over the day-to-day responsibilities of leading the company’s local campus alongside Henry Pile. She will also be responsible for directing many of its community initiatives with longstanding nonprofit partners such as Oasis Center and Second Harvest Food Bank.
Samuels takes over for Nikki Gibson who has finished her term as co-site director to focus on increased responsibilities in her Senior Consultant role in Human Resources. Nikki will continue to lead Dell’s Pride Employee Resource Group as the regional North America lead.
“Shoshana understands and embodies Dell’s core values of inclusion and community service,” said Gibson. “I’m impressed with the initiative she has taken to motivate team members over the years in all aspects of Dell’s work and know that she is an excellent choice to lead our site in Nashville for a new chapter.”
Samuels began her career at Dell 15 years ago as a sales representative supporting small businesses. She quickly worked her way up to support large commercial teams and ultimately became a senior sales manager.
At Dell, Shoshana is committed to leveraging Dell’s resources for community benefit. As a Dell Community Champion, she started both the Do Gooder mixer, an annual gathering of more than 30 Middle Tennessee based nonprofits to share insights and find points of collaboration, and the Community Connect program that matches Dell team members with local community organizations. She also participates in several employee resource groups. More recently, she began working with Dell to invest in technologies and policies that will close the technological divide in underrepresented communities in Nashville—one of six cities the company has chosen to invest in nationwide.
Samuels sits on the Board of Directors for Renewal House, a nonprofit that provides affordable recovery housing for women and their children.
Pile took over as co-site director in March 2020. From helping to transition the entire campus to remote work to organizing tornado relief efforts, Pile has helped steer the site through a challenging year and a half.
“Henry has proven himself to be an asset not just as a sales leader but also in supporting team members and community partners alike with clear initiative and purpose,” added Gibson.
Since opening their doors in 1999, Dell Technologies has remained a major employer in Middle Tennessee. Earlier this year, Dell hired 140 new sales professionals, many of who were recent college graduates.
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