Every other week we'll profile a different member of the Carter team, giving you a little glimpse inside the personalities that make our company so robust and unique. This week we are getting to know: Jacole Todd, human resources manager. If you missed our last Inside Carter post, click here.
1. How did you end up in this industry?
While in between jobs, I worked a temporary assignment at Georgia Power. At the time, Carter was the property manager. I shared with some of the associates that I was looking for a role in Human Resources and an HR Assistant role came available. I interviewed for the position and the rest is history!
2. What's one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you?
I performed during the halftime show of the Sugar Bowl with my high school cheerleading squad during the last two years of high school. It was a pretty interesting experience.
3. Best part of your job here at Carter?
I like the culture and working with the people – from the executive leadership team to the associates who work throughout the entire organization.
4. Who has been the most influential person in your career?
My mother is always extremely supportive and gives me a “nudge” to look at things from different perspectives and not just from my own personal view, which is really important.
5. Where in the world are you headed on your next vacation?
To some tropical island… I haven’t decided which one yet, but I'm looking forward to it!
6. What did you want to grow up to be?
Back in the late 80s/early 90s when dance videos were popular, I wanted to dance professionally like Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul.
7. If you could have lunch with a famous person – dead or alive – who would it be and why?
Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a great motivator of people toward a goal that we all have benefited greatly from.
8. Are you a social media user? Which platforms?
I am on LinkedIn & Facebook – I am a light user currently but my plans are to get more involved this year.
9. What's on your bucket list that you'd like to share?
I want to go to the Grand Canyon and to Paris.
10. Favorite thing about Atlanta?
My favorite thing about Atlanta is the accessibility - there is always something to do here and you don’t have to drive far.