Nov 25, 2021
We are taking a little break to enjoy the holidays, but didn't want to leave you hanging! We are taking you back in time to episode 31 of the Game of Her Own podcast with Atlanta Braves' Executive, DeRetta Rhodes.
Since the interview, DeRetta has had two new titles added to the already impressive list. World Series Champion! And one year after joining the Braves, DeRetta was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief People Capital Officer.
You don’t want to miss my conversation with one of the women behind the World Series win. It is jam-packed with incredible insights. DeRetta gets candid and talks about her journey to becoming the extraordinary senior leader she is today.
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DeRetta Rhodes, Ph.D. joined the Atlanta Braves in 2019 as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, overseeing people capital initiatives for the organization’s Major League, Minor League and The Battery Atlanta operations.
Prior to joining the Braves, Dr. Rhodes was the Executive Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, Vice President of Human Resources at First Data, Vice President of Human Resources for Turner Broadcasting and held leadership positions at Ernst & Young, ADP, HomeGrocer.com and YUM Brand.
Dr. Rhodes received her undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia, her Master’s in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University and her Ph.D. in adult education from the University of Georgia. She is a certified facilitator for the Benchmark 360 assessment by the Center for Creative Leadership, DISC coach and facilitator, qualified facilitator for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and HOGAN Assessment.
She is currently a Board Director Member and Member Engagement Chair of Human Resource Leadership Forum (HRLF), Board Member of 21st Century Leaders, Advisory Member of HR Exchange Network and past President of the Alumni Board of Family Consumer Science College at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Rhodes lives in Cumming, Georgia with her husband, Leon and has three sons: Cole, Austin and Jordan.