Patricia Preston, PHR, SHRM-CP, has joined the firm as Director of Human Resources in the F&R Corporate office in Richmond, VA. Ms. Preston is an Army veteran with more than 17 years of human resources experience across various industries. In her new role, she will lead HR professionals in building and growing the F&R workforce, developing and implementing policies and training, ensuring legal compliance, and supporting F&R’s Mission Statement and Core Values.
“Patricia brings a vast storehouse of human resources knowledge to F&R,” said Ken Dalton, F&R Chief Administrative Officer. “She is a hands-on, in-the-trenches leader with the vision to meet today’s HR challenges, and she has the experience and tools to provide stellar F&R employee support.”
Ms. Preston’s first priority is recruiting efforts, but her next focus will be career paths for all F&R employees. “We all need to know we have a place here,” said Ms. Preston. “We need to ensure we spend time with employees and let them know they have a career path and a future with F&R and what they need to do to get there.”
Ms. Preston is a former U.S. Army Intelligence Analyst with extensive data acquisition, analysis, and organizational skills training. She is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).