Millwood Promotes Internally for Director of Human Resources

Tremendous growth at Millwood, Inc. in the last thirteen years has led to expansion within its Human Resources department. In 2006, Millwood employed 1,003 people. Today, that number is close to 1,700.

Courtney Russell, who was hired in August as a regional human resources manager, was promoted to director of human resources in December and will work closely with Executive Director of Human Resources/Chaplain Ministries Frank Hyatt to continue to cultivate the organizational culture and ensure Millwood’s four pillars are expressed through the HR processes and functions.

Russell will also manage the human resources team members at other locations across the country. Under her leadership, the human resources team will continue to grow as needed to support all of Millwood’s 30 locations nationwide.

“I am excited for the opportunity to help Millwood, Inc. continue to grow and thrive as a business and employer,” Russell said. “I look forward to helping ensure our pillars are woven into all we do as an employer and felt by our employees on all levels.”

Russell has more than 10 years of human resources experience and previously worked in the government sector. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in HR Management (MSHRM) and is certified as a SHRM Certified Professional and a PHR (Professional in Human Resources).

“Courtney is more than qualified and capable of leading the HR team at Millwood into the future as we continue to grow and evolve as one of the leading pallet suppliers in the United States,” Hyatt said.