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Franklin, TN, September 1, 2021 – Hamilton-Ryker has promoted Dedra Walker, who has been with the company for 35 of those years, to President.  In her role, she will be responsible for the success of Hamilton-Ryker’s Staffing division, which provides temporary, temp-to-perm and direct placement of industrial and clerical staff.

Walker began her career as a temporary employee and worked her way up into management roles, ultimately becoming Vice President. Her first assignment was as at the Martin, TN office, where she was hired directly by Hamilton-Ryker in the Accounting Department. She then began to take on management responsibilities and helped expand business in Mississippi.  Her tenacity and expertise helped the company expand into new markets. Most recently, she has been overseeing staffing operations and providing leadership to the Hamilton-Ryker’s 17 branches and 8 recruiting offices.

“I’m very excited to have Dedra continue to lead our staffing operations and grow Hamilton-Ryker geographic footprint in Tennessee and the Southeast.  Her dedication and loyalty to our company, our clients, and our associate workforce is evident every day to everyone that knows her.  She is great leader within our company and to the communities in which we operate.” said Kelly McCreight, CEO. 

“Dedra has been a very, very important part of Hamilton-Ryker’s growth & history, starting as a temp receptionist, establishing our Mississippi presence, providing leadership and guidance to our field offices, and now taking charge of Hamilton-Ryker Group’s operations!” said Founder Wayne McCreight.

“Dedra has a rare set of business skills: accounting, sales, and operations.  We have depended on her effective leadership for decades, and we are confident she will be a success in her new role.” said Founder Crawford Gallimore. 

Hamilton-Ryker’s decision to promote Walker was based on both her leadership and functional skills.  Dedra’s ability to build trust and deliver on promises has gained her great success in Sales through her long-term relationships with clients. She is equally adept at managing Operations because of her tenure in the staffing industry and with Hamilton-Ryker.  Her leadership and management expertise has ensured that Hamilton-Ryker is able to stay ahead of emerging changes in Staffing policies and laws, information and accounting systems, and business processes.

“I look forward to being a part of the continued growth of our company.  In today’s times, it’s not always easy to find people but it is gratifying to know that we can offer solutions to our clients. I have always said that I could not have done it without an amazing team.  You are only as good as the people you work with and I can honestly say I work with the best!”  said Dedra Walker. 

About Hamilton-Ryker

Hamilton-Ryker is a Total Workforce Solutions company and award-winning industry leader that helps address today’s workforce challenges.   For more information, visit hamilton-ryker.com .

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