STEDF Employee Earns Dual Human Resources Advanced Certification

Tracy Clanton has worked for the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation for 12 years.

MANDEVILLE, LA – Tracy Clanton, finance and operations manager for the St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF), recently earned two prestigious human resources certifications.

         Brenda Bertus, CEO of STEDF, said, “We are proud to have one of the best educated and most capable staffs in economic development. Tracy’s latest certifications, combined with her Certified Louisiana Economic Developer certification and more than a decade of experience, make her a valuable asset to our organization.”

         Clanton earned the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification and the Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification.

         These honors signify that Clanton demonstrated both practical experience and mastery of the body of knowledge in human resource management through the passing of rigorous examinations.

          “I’ve been taking everything I learned through this process, the best practices and the innovative procedures, and implementing them for our employees,” Clanton said. “If I can use this new knowledge to better manage our personnel and better direct our nonprofit, then that’s what matters to me.”

         The Human Resources Certification Institute is the largest credentialing organization dedicated exclusively to serving the certification needs of human resource professionals. HRCI continues to promote the establishment of professional human resource standards and recognize professionals who meet the standards. More than 250,000 HR professionals in over 70 countries have achieved their HR credentials with HRCI.

         Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 275,000 members in over 160 countries, the society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

         STEDF leads economic development in St. Tammany Parish, attracting new businesses and employment opportunities to the area. The organization seeks to improve parish residents’ quality of life by strengthening and supporting the business climate.

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