ATLANTA — Rock Anderson has been promoted to vice president and chief people officer for Manheim, effective July 1. Anderson succeeds Lilicia Bailey, who will retire from the company.

Anderson most recently served as vice president of people strategies for Manheim. In this role, he was responsible for all human resources functions, including overseeing corporate and field operations, security and employment practices.

“Rock has been an important part of Manheim leadership for many years, as a key advisor to the senior executive team and as an advocate for our employees,” said Sandy Schwartz, president of Manheim. “As Rock takes on this vital leadership role, I know I will be able to count on his experience, judgment and perspective to prepare the best workforce in the industry for future success.”

Under Anderson’s leadership, the people strategies team became a strategic partner to leadership, while at the same time helping to develop stronger employee teams. His input played a key role in many people strategies successes, including recognition from the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Human Resources and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Before joining Manheim, Anderson held leadership positions with several large companies, including Siemens, Wachovia Bank and INROADS Inc.

Bailey, who was with Manheim for the past 10 years, most recently served as senior vice president and chief people officer. Her achievements included developing a high-functioning human resources team, building strategic alignment between Manheim’s North American, U.K. and Australian teams, and leading an effective and diverse business services team that included human resources, compensation, talent management and recruiting, business services, employment practices and communications and corporate affairs.