As the Human Resources Director Andrea Breazeale brings 25+ years of HR experience to the Rural Center. She is a proven HR leader having held positions in various employment sectors both public and private, she served as the VP of Human Resources at the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and most recently as the Corporate HR Business Partner with Broadstep Behavioral Health. From her first HR class, Andrea was hooked. For her, Human Resources is much more than a job, it’s a passion. She has supported employees at all organizational levels, from the front line to the C-suite, in a variety of HR functions. Her goal is to be a trusted partner, advisor, and sounding board. Her joy comes from helping leaders bring resolution to tough HR dilemmas. Andrea understands both the business and the people side of an organization and uses that knowledge to assist leaders to engage their most valuable asset, their people.
Andrea is a graduate of the MBA program at Appalachian State University. She also holds a B.A. in Business Management from North Carolina State University and a Masters of Science in Human Resources from Western Carolina University.
In her down time, Andrea enjoys attending great live concerts, giving back to the community by volunteering with her sorority and university alumni groups, and spending time with family and friends.