Leonitta L. Turner has been named Director of Human Resources for the Charleston County Aviation Authority. In this role, Turner will plan, direct, and coordinate a comprehensive human resources management program for CCAA employees. Leonitta “Nitta”, a 19-year Human Resource Executive, will also be responsible for HR strategic planning, health & safety, recruitment and selection, classification, compensation & benefits, training, employee relations, performance management, and employee training & development. Turner joins the Authority following a career with Dorchester County Government as Human Resources Director where she developed and led the Human Resource Department and all HR functions for 1000+ employees including talent acquisition and development, employee relations, benefits, compensation, wellness, and organizational development through the utilization of strategic planning and innovative human resource techniques.
“We are excited to bring Nitta’s leadership expertise to the Airport Authority. Her extensive experience in all aspects of human resources and employee engagement will be instrumental in leading our HR department to ensure CCAA continues to provide the best possible services to our employees,” said Paul G. Campbell, Jr., airport director and CEO.
Turner holds a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education with Human Resources Cognate from The Ohio State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Religious Studies from Ohio Dominican University, and a Certificate in Employee Relations Law from the Institute of Applied Management and Law. She is SPHR certified through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and SHRM-SCP certified through the Society for Human Resource Management. Turner serves as a member and conference committee representative for the 2020 International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) Southern Region, and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, and Palmetto Society for Human Resources Management.
“Culture is everything!” said Turner. “I am grateful for this opportunity to join the CCAA team and to build on the great work that has already been done to transform Human Resources. Showing employees they are truly valued drives a thriving culture and promotes exceptional performance.”
Turner begins work on March 1, 2020.