Kevin McDonald

Vice President, BPO Governance & HR Operations, The E. W. Scripps Company

Kevin McDonald has over 17 years of experience working within both large and mid-market companies in virtually every aspect of HR operations, technology strategy and implementation. With a primary focus on HR technology & service delivery, business process outsourcing governance, and business process transformation, Kevin has spent the last fourteen years focused on maximizing the value of his company’s outsourcing relationships through the design, implementation, and leadership of services, technology, and vendor governance.

Kevin joined The E. W. Scripps Company in February 2007 as the Director, Vendor Management.  In this role he led the service provider selection, contracting, solution design, and the HR Operations retained organization design process for one of the first full-scope mid-market HRO deals.  In July 2008, in conjunction with the spinoff of Scripps Networks Interactive, Kevin was promoted to Director, HR Operations and completed the transition of services to ADP COS, which went live in November 2008.  In September 2011, Kevin was promoted to Vice President, BPO Governance and now oversees Scripps major BPO relationships while also maintaining responsibility for HR Operations and HR Technology.

Kevin spent the first 11 years of his career in multiple capacities at Fifth Third Bank.  He led the development of the Bank’s first benefits open enrollment website and was on the core team who implemented the Lawson HRIS.  Kevin was also part of the team that transitioned services to Convergys Employee Care in one of the early large-scale HRO deals.  Primarily responsible for core HR, Benefits and Self Service, Kevin also played a key role as an SME for many other work streams.  Post conversion Kevin led the implementation of SAP Organization and Position Management as well as Manager Self Service in his role as E-HR Manager.

Currently, Kevin is working on the transition of HCM, Payroll, and Financials technology to Workday along with the transition of HR BPO services to OneSource Virtual at The E. W. Scripps Company.  He served as the Vice Chair of the HROA Board of Trustees from 2012-2013 and is a founding member of the ADP COS Client Advisory Board.  Kevin was also named a HRO Today HRO Practitioner Superstar in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.  

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