by Terry Rogers
On Monday, March 26, Milford City Council welcomed the new Human Resource Manager for the town, Jamesha Eaddy. Eaddy replaces Lisa Carmean who retired at the end of March.
“I’ve always had a desire to help others and make an impact,” Eaddy said. “HR allows me to do those things as it’s ever-changing and innovative ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking. [Coming to Milford] was a great opportunity to utilize my skills and abilities. In addition, Milford is a great city, full of pride.”
Originally, Eaddy is from South Carolina where she joined the Air Force at an early age. She has worked in HR at Bank of America’s Corporate Office in Charlotte, North Carolina, TIAA in Charlotte, North Carolina, and, most recently, at Burris Logistics in Milford. She holds an associate and bachelor’s degree from Strayer University as well as an MBA with a concentration in Human Resources from Trident University. She came to Milford because her fiancé is stationed at Dover Air Force Base.
Since she has been in the HR industry, there have been many changes, Eaddy explained.
“HR has taken a more strategic approach in many organizations and technology has heavily influenced how business is done,” Eaddy said. “With better technology, manual processes have been automated and employees are provided with access and control over their information which heavily improves customer service from an HR standpoint.”
The first requirement for succeeding in HR, according to Eaddy, is to have a passion to help others and a desire to deliver results and change. HR is constantly changing, so it is important to remain flexible.
“The way things are done today may not be how they are done next year,” Eaddy said. “You have to be able to adapt to changes. The best part of my position is being able to work with a great group of employees and residents in the City of Milford. I don’t foresee any challenges. I’m excited and energized for what’s to come.”