Chief Human Resources Officer
Rocki Rockingham is an accomplished C-suite human resources, communications, community relations, public affairs, and marketing communications professional with over 30 years of domestic and international business experience. She is versatile with an excellent record of achievement as a strategic partner supporting business objectives in many successful companies. Rocki has proven expertise in managing through corporate acquisitions and turnarounds while leading through transformational change. She is a proactive provocative leader, innovative problem solver and global creative thinker known for providing influence and mentorship with individuals that cross both corporate, community and entrepreneurial worlds:
Currently serving as Chief Human Resources Officer for GE Appliances, a Haier company headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to joining GE Appliances, Rocki was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Newell Brands, Appliances and Cookware Division, in Boca Raton, Florida. Throughout her career, Rocki has focused on Human Resources, Corporate Communications and Public and Community Affairs. For more than a decade, she has been responsible for the highest level of strategic HR and Communications at several Fortune 500 companies including, General Motors and Chrysler Corporations.
Throughout her life, Rocki has served on numerous boards, volunteered at and sponsored charitable events, mentored youth, and consistently given her time to try to make a difference. She has worked extensively with community and civic groups to help improve and manage community, diversity and civic initiatives. Rocki has partnered closely with government, corporate and community organizations to manage issues on local, state and national levels. She has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and Journalism from McKendree University.