American Financial Services Association

Valerie Tolhurst

Valerie Tolhurst

PeopleWomen's Leadership Council

Valerie Tolhurst

Director, Human Resources
Sun Loan/Brundage Management

Valerie is the Human Resources Director at Sun Loan Company/Brundage Management, reporting to the CEO. She has been working in HR for 20 years with the last 16 at Brundage. Having started out in a one-person HR office, she has grown the department to a team of 10 professionals that manage all HR functions that include recruiting, performance management, benefits, engagement and compensation surveys, and organizational development. Under Valerie’s watch, turnover was reduced by more than 50% due in part to initiatives in better hiring, better training and development for employees and managers, a market-based approach to compensation, and affordable benefit offerings. Her team effectively supports approximately 1000 employees in 12 states.