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Hill & Markes, a wholesale distributor in Amsterdam, New York, has hired Dr. Carlene Lacey to its advisory board.

According to a statement from Hill & Markes, Lacey is a respected leader in community relations and organizational management. She earned her doctoral degree in Management and Organizational Leadership, Masters of Business Administration in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Resource Management. Currently, in her role as US Community Relations & Operation Manager at National Grid, she enhances the company profile on a global level and is responsible for the strategic development of community relations in the United Sates for the company. Respected as an inspirational leader with an esteemed voice, she is an active board member for several boards of directors and uses her platform to advocate for the community. 

“My family and I are so honored that Carlene Lacey has accepted a position as a member of the Hill & Markes Board of Advisors,” says Jason Packer, CEO of Hill & Markes. “She will bring our team a range of skills, including HR succession planning, operations, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion planning and implementation. Carlene has climbed many mountains to achieve her career success and we stand to gain a tremendous amount from her experience, advice and strategic thinking.”

In addition to her impressive credentials and experience, Dr. Lacey embodies the vision, temperament, and skill set to advise on strategic business operations, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion planning that will elevate the company to new heights.

“I am excited to be a part of the Hill & Markes organization’s advisory board,” says Dr. Carlene Lacey. “It has become evident throughout my career that employees are a company’s best resource. Likewise, employees represent inclusion and diversity which is a variant of thought, experiences, and opportunities for people of all race, color, creed, ethnicity, and faith. Creating a space for equity provides a space for opportunity and Hill & Markes has a courageous culture that includes all voices.”