It is a tradition of Alabama JAG to select and recognize an individual who has provided unselfish service to promote the well-being of others, and has been instrumental in sustaining, perpetuating and fostering the JAG Vision of making a measurable difference in the outcomes of public education and workforce development in Alabama. This year’s recipient is passionate about helping to remove barriers to success and through her involvement with nonprofit organizations like Jobs for America’s graduates she has positively shaped and impacted the lives of countless young men and women across Alabama and indeed America. It was an honor to present the 2017 Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates Screaming Eagle Award to one of Alabama’s greatest advocates for students, Ms. Janet Parker. Ms. Parker is the Executive Vice President, Human Resources Group for Regions Financial Corporation. Ms. Parker serves on the Alabama CTE Leadership Council representing Jobs for Alabama’s Graduates and is a national board member of Jobs for America’s Graduates.
Ms. Parker joined Regions in 2011 and provides strategic Human Resources direction to the Administrative, Finance, Legal and Risk Management groups at Regions Financial Corporation. Regions is a top U.S. bank-holding company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with $131 billion in assets, operating 1,800 banking offices in 16 states.
Before returning to Regions in 2011, Ms. Parker served as the Chief Global Membership Officer for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Prior to joining SHRM, she served 14 years at Regions in several management roles within the Human Resources Group. Ms. Parker started her career in human resources in various senior positions in small- and medium-sized organizations in non-profit, insurance and manufacturing.
Ms. Parker has a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Ala., and is a graduate of the American Banking Institution’s Graduate Human Resources School. She is a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification and a Global Professional in Human Resources. Janet is an active member of SHRM and Past Chair, national board of directors for the SHRM. She is former Chair, Workplace Committee of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy, and has most recently served on the Personal Finance Employer Education Foundation Board, and the SHRM Foundation Board.
Ms. Parker richly deserves the recognition she received at the Alabama Career Development Conference.