Whitfield earns certification, promotion

Whitfield earns certification, promotion Marris Whitfield, HR Generalist

Carl A. Nelson & Company Vice President of Finance Christine Robertson announced June 30 the promotion of Marris Whitfield from human resources associate to human resources generalist.

"Marris has done an excellent job in the HR Associate role," Robertson said in a message emailed to the CANCO staff. "She has been a great resource to employees and management alike and we look forward to her future contributions to the Company’s success in her new role."

The promotion comes after Whitfield earned Senior Certified Professional status in February from the Society for Human Resource Management. The certification is based on experience and education, as well as demonstrated knowledge and competency in established HR standards. While the promotion aligns with many of Whitfield's existing duties in the HR office at CANCO, she also gains several new responsibilities, including management of the company's 401(k) program.

Whitfield joined Carl A. Nelson & Company in October 2018 as HR associate after working the previous 18 years in management, training and development in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.