30 Under 30: Daniel Cross, SHRM-CP

Meet the Millennials who are leading HR into the future.

By Tony Lee Nov 23, 2016
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Daniel Cross’ career started when he finished two intensive education programs: He earned a bachelor’s degree from the famed industrial and labor relations program at Cornell University and then completed 30 months in the Capital One HR Rotation Program, where he learned the ropes for a range of HR disciplines.

After a stint as a senior HR consultant for Capital One in San Francisco, Cross moved to Delaware to craft a revitalized sourcing, employment branding and talent management strategy to accommodate his company’s aggressive expansion goals. His current title is talent acquisition strategy manager with Capital One in Wilmington, Del. His special focus has been on his employer’s CapAbilities program, an employee resource group designed to remove barriers to the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. His interest in the program, for which he was a founding member in 2012, emerged from his longtime dedication to the Special Olympics as a coach and volunteer. 

The 27-year-old is also active on SHRM’s Young Professionals Advisory Council, where he runs the social media initiative and manages the editorial calendar for blog posts and Twitter chats. And he says he’s pleased to serve as a mentor to several college students who are considering HR careers, as well as to other young professionals in the nonprofit sector.

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