Parker named new ECCAC board member

Special to The Sun
Janet Parker

The Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center has a new board member.

Janet Parker retired this year as an executive vice president from Regions Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, where she had strategic HR oversight in numerous corporate areas.

Parker is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a past chair of the national board of directors for SHRM. She is former chair of the Workplace Subcommittee for the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy. She also served on the Personal Finance Employer Education Foundation Board, SHRM Foundation Board, the Alabama Career and Technical Advisory Committee, and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) board.

Holding a bachelor’s degree from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama, Parker is a graduate of the American Banking Institution’s Graduate Human Resources School. She also has a Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification.

Originally from Birmingham, Parker moved to Watersound, Florida, with her husband, Gary Parker, a retired attorney and mortgage banker, and their three grown children.

“I have a passion for children,” said Parker. “When I took the tour of ECCAC’s center in Niceville, I became so excited, and we determined the areas I could be of the greatest assistance, particularly in the HR realm.”

ECCAC provides services in a child-friendly environment to help identify, treat, and support children in abusive situations.