Vienna, VA (March 22, 2021) – Southern Management Companies (Southern) is pleased to announce the appointment of Latarice McKinney as the company’s new Vice President of Human Resources (HR). With over 20 years of progressive HR experience in service industries, Latarice comes to Southern from Ratner Companies, where she served as the Vice President of People, Talent, and Total Rewards. During her tenure there, Latarice optimized HR functions to drive growth, spur innovation, and turnaround struggling teams.
“Latarice brings a well-rounded background in multiple areas of human resources to her role at Southern,” said Suzanne Hillman, Southern’s president and chief executive officer. “Latarice has extensive experience in people-first strategy, optimizing all facets of HR, spearheading team member relations, and creating dynamic work environments that transform teams into elite, productive workforces. This background makes her the ideal person for a strategic member of our senior leadership team, and strengthens our commitment to make Southern an even better place to work.”
She will be responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of all human resources strategies, systems, policies, plans and services for over 1,400 team members. Latarice will work collaboratively to support the overall business plan and future direction of the organization.
Latarice is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).