Bank of America has loaned out its human resources director to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to help it run its 19,000-employee strong district. So reports The Charlotte Observer.
CMS has 19,000 employees and no HR chief. So it's borrowing a Bank of America exec. Gerri Parker will be in charge of a district that needs to recruit more than 1,000 teachers every year. Bank of America will still pay her salary. Both the bank and the school district rank among the region's biggest employers.
"It exemplifies Bank of America's continuing support of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, and the district looks forward to leveraging Gerri's private sector experience and leadership developed over a 22-year career in human resources, finance and operations," says Tracy Russ, a CMS spokesperson.
Parker will remain at the school for at least one year as the district comes up with a new strategic plan encompassing HR leadership.