Denyse McFadden

Director of Human Resources | Seattle | 206.223.7139 |

McFadden, Denyse

McFadden, Denyse

Director of Human Resources

Professional Experience

Denyse McFadden assumed responsibility for the Human Resources Department at Lane Powell in 2006 as the Director of Human Resources. In that capacity she is responsible for management of all human resource functions, including development and implementation of policies and procedures; staff recruiting, hiring and retention, performance evaluations and salary administration; benefits administration; training and development; legal compliance; and employee relations. In addition, Denyse serves as a Security Privacy Officer, as well as serving on the Retirement Committee, Incident Response Team and Seattle Safety Committee.

Denyse’s career with Lane Powell began in 1977 as the Librarian, which led to ever-increasing responsibilities up to her penultimate position as the Director of the Library, Research and Central Records Services.


  • University of Washington (M.L.S., 1976)
  • Whitman College (B.A., 1975)

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators
  • Member, Society for Human Resource Management