Our Senior Management Team

Jay Babbitt

Director of Human Resources

Jay leads the HR team that supports over 550 employees in Northland, fostering a community-focused work environment.  His responsibilities include oversight and direction of all aspects of the human resources function and review of best practices as it applies to organizational development, performance management, and employee relations.

Prior to joining Northland, Jay worked for InterContinental Hotels Group, based at the InterContinental Boston where he served as Director of Human Resources and was responsible for the successful opening of the 4-diamond award-winning luxury hotel. He has also worked for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and The Flatley Company in various HR roles, and has experience within multiple locations including pre-openings, acquisitions and dispositions.

Jay earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Buffalo and attended graduate schools at Boston College and Cornell University.  He has been recognized by the HR Certification Institute and is currently certified as a Senior HR Professional.