Gerald R. Ford International Airport recently hired Heather Day, a former Wayne County Airport Authority employee, as its new human resources director to help develop employee-related initiatives.
“I am honored to join the Ford International Airport at a time of tremendous growth,” Day said. “I look forward to working with our team, while sharing my knowledge and skills to reach our strategic goals.”
As human resources director, Day will oversee compensation, benefits and employee training for the airport, while leading performance management, directing labor relations and consulting with management on staffing plans. Her new role with focus on creating a positive work culture at the airport and equipping employees to perform at their highest level.
“We are thrilled to have Heather join our team,” Ford International Airport Authority President and CEO Tory Richardson said. “Her impressive background in human resources, especially in the aviation industry, will develop and grow our dynamic team, which will consequently provide guests with an exceptional travel experience.”
Day joins Ford Airport from the Wayne County Airport Authority, where she served as director of human resources, benefits and compensation. In that role, she directed benefit programs, oversaw payroll, assisted in supervising post-employment retirement benefits and spearheaded all human resources initiatives.
Day holds a master’s degree in human resources from Villanova University and is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management, American Payroll Association and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.