As the chief human resources officer for GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Beth Barker provides broad workforce management focus that supports the organization’s efforts to be a marketplace leader and a desirable place to work. Her human resources team provides services to managers and employees throughout the association, including organizational assessment and planning, performance management, recruitment and selection, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, and employee relations. Her team is committed to promoting a work environment that focuses on high levels of employee engagement and organizational effectiveness.
A veteran human resources leader, Barker has more than 25 years of experience in the field. She began her career in 1988 as a human resources manager in the hotel industry and held similar roles in the newspaper industry and banking industry. She has led the human resource team at GreenStone since joining the association in 1998.
Barker graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and human resources management. She is an active member of the Society of Human Resources Management, World at Work, Greater Lansing Society of Human Resources Management and serves on the Board of Great Lakes Leadership Academy.