Carla Simmons joins Florida Tech as the new Human Resources director. She brings to campus 19 years of international and domestic human resources experience in various industries, including for-profit, non-profit and the space industry.
A chief HR officer for nine of those years, Simmons is also an HR generalist. She is experienced in the areas of benefits, payroll, retirement (401k and 403b), safety and security. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in human resources from the University of Central Florida and a master’s degree in business administration/aviation from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Other members of the HR staff include:
Carrie Wilhite, Deputy Director/HR, employee relations, affirmative actionTeresa Winoski, Senior Benefits Analyst, retirement/403(b), FIT Aviation 401(k)Megan Williams, Senior HR Generalist, benefits, Family and Medical Leave Act, professional developmentFanak Baarmand, HR Generalist, new employee orientation, online/printed directory, HR web and calendar updatesAlison Haman, HR Generalist, job announcements, processing new-hire information, policy updatesLynne Freund, HRIS Specialist, HR-side of payroll, data integrityNikki Wouralis, Administrative Assistant, tuition remission, verification of employmentTina Snyder, FIT Aviation HR Specialist
“Altogether, the Florida Tech HR professionals have 101 years of HR experience,” said Simmons.