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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        6/26/2018
                                (By Lisa Garrett)

Marci Leake has joined Tri-County Technical College as its new assistant vice president for human resources.

Leake has extensive experience in all aspects of human resources and talent management, including recruiting, retention, employee relations and employment law, counseling, training, performance management, career development, salary administration, policy development, succession planning and strategic planning.          

She comes to Tri-County from Aimco, a Fortune 500 company that owns and operates apartment communities in 23 states and provides housing to more than 250,000 residents. Since 2005 and while employed with Aimco, Leake served in several capacities including senior director of human resources and employee relations and vice president of human resources.  She was based out of the company’s Greenville office and provided multi-state human resources support throughout Aimco’s East Operations Division.   In 2017, she was nominated by her peers and received Aimco’s Inspirational Leadership Award.  In 2018, she was recognized for dedicated service to the company.

Prior to working at Aimco, Leake led human resource teams at Charter Communications and Fuji Photo Film.

“At Aimco, the core values are integrity, respect, collaboration, customer focus and performance,” said Leake. “It was an expectation of every interaction with every team member, regardless of his or her role at the company. I felt that at Tri-County, as well,” she said.

When she was on campus for a long day of back-to-back interviews and meetings with administration, faculty and staff, Leake said, “I felt this is the place where I need and want to be.  I learned that day that passion is important to every single person on the Tri-County team. People want to do a good job and feel proud of the service they provide.  I share that passion and am committed to making a difference in the lives of others. What better way than to impact students and employees here at Tri-County Technical College?”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration/human resources management from Winthrop University, a master’s degree in human resources development from Webster University, is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is also a Senior Certified Professional for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-SCP).

She is a member of Greenville SHRM chapter, the Society of Human Resources Management, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She is a member of Mount Carmel AME Church in Gray Court where she serves as a church steward and leader of the Young People’s Division.

She and her husband, Marvin, live in Mauldin with their children, Marshaye, 21, and Mariah, 16, and their nephew, Jason, 14.