Senior Director of Human Resources
Zakia Ford began working as CCL’s Human Resources Director in 2021. She is a resident of Atlanta, Georgia. Zakia has a professional background in HR management, most notably at a consulting firm and at a large retailer’s corporate office. She develops HR strategies that address overall organizational needs, while supporting the staff and helping them navigate employment at CCL. She has extensive knowledge in strategic HR and management in the private sector and looks forward to utilizing her background within the nonprofit sector.
Academically, Zakia possesses a B.A. in Sociology with a minor in Public Management and Policy, where she focused heavily on HR administration in governmental and nonprofit organizations and global social problems. Additionally, she has an M.B.A. that focuses on Human Resources Management.
In her spare time, Zakia loves to cook, write, draw, and catch up with her loved ones. She enjoys mountainous or oceanic backdrops. Her ideal day is at the beach when it is cloudy and there is patchy drizzle.