Tana Thomson,


Vice President, Human Resources


  • B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University
  • Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR)
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification (SPHR)
  • Certified Compensation Professional (CCP)

Tana Thomson, SPHR, joined the Xenium team in 2001 as a Human Resource Account Manager. She was promoted to Senior Human Resource Account Manager in January 2003, Director of HR Services in January 2009 and VP of Human Resources in 2013, where she currently leads the HR Service Team.

As an HR Account Manager, Tana has serviced a large number of clients in a variety of industries including technology, retail, manufacturing and professional services. Her passion for the technical aspects of HR as well as her focus on customer success enables her to quickly build the trust of her clients. Given the nature of servicing multiple clients, Tana has accelerated exposure in successfully managing complex HR matters. Tana regularly conducts workplace investigations, has served as an expert witness and is experienced in preparing EEOC/BOLI Complaint responses. She is adept at partnering with managers and business owners to proactively develop effective workplace policies and HR systems maximizing the employee/employer relationship.

Tana has developed training sessions for our Xenium workshops and regularly conducts training for employees and managers. In addition, she has been a guest speaker at local HR association meetings.

Tana brings 18 years of progressive HR experience to her role at Xenium. She began her career in human resources as a Staffing Manager for a local staffing service overseeing the temporary staffing division. She then transitioned to an internal role as a Human Resource Manager for a local software company where she was responsible for recruitment, training, employee relations and performance management.

Tana holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Oregon State University. She earned her Professional in Human Resources Certification (PHR) in 2000 and her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification in 2002. She earned her Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation in December 2014.