Beaver Water District has hired Korenda Allen, PHR, of Centerton as Human Resources Director. Allen replaces Pat Bates of Bentonville, who is retiring after more than 12 years of dedicated service. Allen’s duties include supporting the leadership team in matters related to general human resource management and state and federal regulatory compliance. Her responsibilities encompass compensation and benefits administration, training and development, development of policies and procedures, implementation of human resources programs, recruiting and staffing, and performance management systems.
Allen has practiced Human Resources (HR) for the past eight years, advancing her career from a recruiter to an HR generalist, and most recently in a regional role as an HR Business Partner with AseraCare Hospice. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and holds the Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification. Additionally, she has been active in the Western Arkansas Human Resource Association, where she has served on the Board as Workforce Development Chair. Allen is a graduate of Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics. She serves on the American Water Works Association’s Workforce Strategies Committee.