Craig Simmons

As Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer (CRHO), Craig Simmons is charged with leading the transformation of Oakwood. He joined the company in 2017 and oversees Oakwood’s global human resources function. He is also a member of the Oakwood Executive Committee. 

Simmons has more than 25 years of experience and most recently served as CHRO for American Apparel, where he implemented company-wide strategic initiatives, provided guidance and mentoring to a world-class HR team and led the organization through challenging change initiatives. 

Earlier in his career, Simmons was an HR leader for the Screen Actors Guild Pension and Health Plans, Catholic Healthcare West, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Nestlé.

Simmons holds a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law, a master’s degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California.