Spartan Patricia Turner shares her journey within the HR field.
Patricia Turner joined Microsoft in March in 2016, and is currently a Sr. Human Resources Manager in Redmond, Washington. In her current role, she is responsible for strategic HR generalist leadership for various teams in the Cloud & Enterprise Engineering group.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Patricia was the Sr. HR Business Partner at Kellogg’s HQ in Battle Creek, Michigan. While at Kellogg’s Patricia helped drive the HR agenda for the Snacks – Supply Chain group as well as functioning as a national Co-Chair for the Kellogg African American Resource Group (KAARG). Prior to joining Kellogg’s, Patricia was the Human Resources Manager with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, based in Wilmington, North Carolina. She provided generalist HR leadership for the Nuclear Plant Projects (NPP), Engineering & Technology, Sales & Marketing organizations globally. While in this role, Patricia also held a leadership role in the Wilmington chapter of the GE African American Forum (AAF).
Patricia has spent the majority of her career in HR leadership roles in the automotive industry. She worked for five years at Eaton Corporation as a Human Resources Manager at both Division Headquarters and Engineering Technical Centers, and supported a number of functional organizations. Patricia began her HR career with Visteon Corporation (formerly of Ford Motor Company) on their 4-year rotational Human Resources Leadership Development Program.
Patricia earned both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Michigan State University in Human Resources and Labor Relations & Human Resources (MLRHR) respectively. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
Patricia is a native of Lansing, Michigan. She has two adult children, Fred and Dominique, who both reside in Michigan.